Stay safe, leave no trace & love the place

Stay Safe

STAY SAFE, LEAVE NO TRACE & LOVE THE PLACE We all want to enjoy the outdoors with our close family and friends. But there are a few things we still need to be mindful of. Alongside Government protocols and public health guidelines, here are some tips to help us all to make decisions using our […]

Air Quality

Air Quality - Spare The Air

Spare the Air The air quality in Northern Ireland is generally better now than it has been at any time since before the Industrial Revolution. These improvements have been achieved through the introduction of legislation enforcing tighter controls on emissions of pollutants from key sources, notably industry, domestic combustion and transport.  However, despite the improvements […]

#myEco2020

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#myEco2020 MyNI influencing positive action MyNI is introducing some action that we can all take in the coming weeks and months under the campaign banner #myEco2020. During this challenging period of the COVID-19 lockdown, we are proposing small, but very effective actions that we can take in and around our homes, gardens and neighbourhoods.  Please […]

EnvironmentStrategy

Believe or not we’ve never had an Environment Strategy before…At least not one that’s just for Northern Ireland.  So we’re looking for ideas from you – what do you think our environment should look like? What we should be trying to achieve? Here are a few ideas to get you thinking… Tell us your big […]

How nature can help kids’ mental health​

Kids mental health

How nature can help kids’ mental health This time of year can be especially challenging for kids mental health. Many kids worry and stress about going back to school, making new friends, meeting a new teacher or just getting used to new routines. Spending time outdoors, surrounded by nature can give kids a chance to […]

What can bugs tell us about our water quality

What Can Bugs Tell Us About Our Water Quality Northern Ireland has some of the most beautiful rivers, lakes and coastal waters anywhere in Europe.  NIEA (Northern Ireland Environment Agency) staff undertake a variety of roles to monitor our valuable water resources. One of their main focuses is assessing the water quality in our rivers.  What is […]

Roe Valley Country Park

Visit Roe Valley Country Park and Get Into Nature Roe Valley Country Park Roe Valley Country Park is situated in an area steeped in history and natural beauty. Throughout the park you can see remnants of the industry that once thrived here and enjoy the natural beauty of the River Roe and the surrounding woodlands. […]

Peatlands Park

Visit Peatlands Park and Get Into Nature Kids + play park = FUN This nature inspired play park is going to keep your kids entertained. Parents can keep a close eye on their children from the nearby picnic area. The play park has two play areas. One which is recommended for children aged two and […]

Get In To Nature

Get Into NatureHow many of Northern Ireland’s Country Parks have you been to? Country parks and nature reserves are a great place to visit at any of year. Find out why and plan your next day out…Head Somewhere New…Why Getting Into Nature Could Be The Best MedicineA recent survey published on Gov.uk shows that spending […]

5 Things You Never Knew You Could Compost at Home

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1 2 3 4 5 1 Pet Hair If you have pets, you have a supply of compostable materials at your disposal, their fur. TOP TIP! The fur/hair will break down more easily if you spread it out instead of dropping it in large clumps. 2 Seaweed and Kelp If you live near the sea why […]