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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 seminars they plan to deliver a half day seminar on 'Sustainable Community Gardening and Carbon Footprinting' to members of Northern Ireland's Community and Voluntary Sector.
 

This free Seminar will be delivered on Monday 24th January 2011, 9.30am to 1.30pm at North West Regional College, Springtown Campus, Springtown Road, Derry, BT48 0LY.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

  

Sustainable Community Gardening and Carbon Footprinting

 

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.

 

This introductory course is targeted towards community and voluntary organisations, community activists and community workers that have an interest in developing community garden initiatives, growing projects or general sustainability projects with the aim of promoting or creating local sustainable communities.

 

 

A ½ day seminar exploring options for the development and implementation of sustainable community gardens.  Participants will be provided with knowledge to enable them to;

§  Position and locate a sustainable community garden

§  Develop designs and layouts of sustainable projects

§  Develop training programmes for residents/end users

§  Create a positive from negative land use

§  Make linkages between sustainability principles and other social factors such as community engagement, healthy living and personal development.

§  Carbon footprinting within communities

 

 

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

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