Estates Directorate

Useful links and Resources

This page details useful web links and resources dedicated to environmental management.

Car Sharing

QUB Carshare Club - a free to use car share database

Cycling

Sustrans - the sustainable transport charity - works on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce motor traffic and its adverse effects.

Bike2Work - a nationally organised week (usually June) promoting cycling for individuals, communities and businesses.

Environmental Regulation

Northern Ireland Environment Agency - an agency within the Department of the Environment, responsible for advising on, and implementing, the Government's environmental policy and strategy in Northern Ireland.

NIBusinessInfo - provides comprehensive and clear web-based guidelines to businesses - and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in particular - on how to comply with the environmental legislation which affects them.

Healthy Living

QUB Healthy Living Initiative - is an exciting and unique initiative, exclusive to Queen's University staff, which aims to promote and support Healthy Lifestyles in the work place and beyond.

Sustainable travel

TravelWise NI - a government funded department aiming to increase the awareness levels of sustainable travel in both commuters and employees within Northern Ireland.

Association for Commuter Transport - a non-profit organisation, working closely with the Department for Transport (DfT) providing support to organisations that need to reduce the number of employees and visitors driving their cars onto site, through the introduction of Travel Plans. 

Travel Information & Public Transport

Translink - is the brand name of the integrated public transport operation of Citybus, NI Railways, and Ulsterbus, providing public transport services across Northern Ireland.

National Travelwise Association - provide travel awareness information for the UK and Europe, and provides helpful advice for schools and businesses.

Walking

Life streets -  an organisation campaigning to make your local streets worth living in - worth strolling, meeting, shopping, sitting or relaxing in.

Waste Management

Envirowise – predominately for the manufacturing industry, listing events, best practice publications and training for environmental and waste management improvements.

Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) - is a not-for-profit company supported by funding from DEFRA, the DTI and the devolved administrations, promoting sustainable waste management by creating stable and efficient markets for recycled materials and products.


Belfast City Council: Bins and Recycling - For information regarding the Council's waste services throughout Belfast.

 Environmental Charities and Organisations

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful - An environmental charity dedicated to making Northern Ireland a cleaner and more pleasant place in which to live.

RSPB NI - The country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with partners, the RSPB protects threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.

Groundwork Northern Ireland - Groundwork Northern Ireland delivers programmes and services aimed at boosting local regeneration, community cohesion and grassroots development.  The aim to engage and motivate people to improve their quality of life by investing in people and places and by supporting community-led regeneration plans and sustaibaility initiatives.

Love Food Hate Waste Northern Ireland - Love Food Hate Waste is brought to you by WRAP, a not-for-profit organisation (backed by Government funding from England, NI, Scotland and Wales) and Rethink Waste.  The Rethink Waste campaign aims to raise awareness of, and change public attitudes and behaviour towards Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover in Northern Ireland.

Climate Northern Ireland - An intersectoral network devoted to increasing understanding of climate change impacts and risks within Northern Ireland and promoting the adaptation actions necessary to address these.

Northern Ireland Environment Link - Northern Ireland Environment Link is the national forum and networking body for organisations interested in the environment.

Environmental News:
Belfast Telegraph Environmental - Local environmental news.

Environment Guardian - Environment news, comment and discussion on key green, environmental and climate change issues.