• Belfast's Wildflower Alley was transformed from a dumping ground to a communal zone of biodiversity, The Daily Alternative (Sep 26, 2022)
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Northern Ireland (Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann [ˈt̪ˠuəʃcəɾˠt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ] (listen); Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, that is variously described as a country, province or region. Northern Ireland shares an open border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2021, its population was 1,903,100, making up about 27% of Ireland's population and about 3% of the UK's population. The Northern Ireland Assembly, established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters, while other areas are reserved for the UK Government. The government of Northern Ireland cooperates with the government of the Republic of Ireland in several areas agreed under the terms of the Belfast Agreement. The Republic of Ireland also has a consultative role on non-devolved governmental matters through the British-Irish Governmental Conference (BIIG).

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Have You Heard About The Wildflower Alleys In The Heart Of Belfast?
Authors: RSPB Video, Apr 14, 2022

see also: Ireland, Biodiversity

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Northern Ireland Air Pollution

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Back on the Map, project in Northern Ireland started by the Woodland Trust in order to create a record of ancient woodland. Ancient woods are many times scarcer in Northern Ireland than in the rest of the UK, yet are still (January 2007) being lost at an alarming rate.

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative - Northern Ireland Community Energy

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Sustrans Northern Ireland

Food activism[edit | edit source]

'Our fridge saves a tonne a month from landfill'
Authors: BBC News NI, Nov 21, 2021

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Who can be trusted to develop us? Yes, we the people. But local Trusts have been strengthening communities for decades. Covid-19 shows it's their time. Pat Kane. May 10[1]


6000 homes in Northern Ireland are getting free solar, Jun 22[2]


Going Under the Sea for Clean Energy, April 2[3]


Titanic Quarter cycle and walking route opens in Belfast, May 24[4]

External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Northern Ireland

References[edit | edit source]

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