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Free Course Urban Sustainability - Tackling Food Miles

Dear All,
The Carbon Zero NI programme is a sector wide initiative by the Further Education sector under the leadership of the South West College in Northern Ireland. This programme is supported by the Department of Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland through the Innovation Fund, Employer Support Programme.
Carbon Zero Northern Ireland provides technology development and innovation support to Industry and will deliver an extensive array of training courses focused on developing a skilled workforce in renewable energy in Northern Ireland.
North West Regional College have been delivering a range of courses in waste management, renewable energies and sustainability.  As part of a series of courses and seminars they plan to deliver a short 6 week course on 'Urban Sustainability - Tackling Food Miles' to members of Northern Ireland's Community and Voluntary Sector and other interested individuals.

This free course will commence on Friday 11th February 2011, 2.00pm to 4.00pm at North West Regional College, Springtown Campus, Springtown Road, Derry, BT48 0LY.  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 


Urban Sustainability - Tackling Food Miles


As concerns regarding over consumption and wasted resources become more immediate throughout the globe, more and more people and governments are trying to embrace a new way of thinking and acting about their future. Although the motivation for involvement varies, it often includes the desire to improve the quality of community life, to protect the environment, and to encourage individuals to participate in the decisions that affect them.


A 6 week practical and theory course on creating a sustainable garden at home.  This will include the planning, creating and developing a fruit and vegetable garden.  The course will explore key sustainability topics, such as;

§  Recycling

§  Composting

§  Growing your own fruits and vegetables

§  Companion planting and biodiversity

§  Organic techniques

For further information or to book your place, please contact Francine on 028 7127 6255.


Kind Regards




Francine Moran

Lecturer in Sustainable Technologies

North West Regional College

Springtown Campus

Springtown Road


BT48 0LY


Tel: 028 7127 6255


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