LEAVE NO TRACE IRELAND JOINS NORTHERN IRELAND ENVIRONMENTAL LINK TO SHARE COMMON VOICE AND AGENDA ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
19th April 2022
Leave No Trace Ireland has become a member of the Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) and will now work in partnership with NIEL and its member organisation network on a range of actions and initiatives within the environmental sector.
Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) is the networking and forum body for organisations interested in the natural and built environment of Northern Ireland. NIEL was formally launched in 1990 to complete the UK network: Scottish Environment Link, Wales Environment Link and Wildlife and Countryside Link.
Commenting on its new membership of NIEL, Maura Kiely, CEO of Leave No Trace Ireland said it was an exciting development for LNT that will have very real benefits in helping to integrate an all-island approach and bridge the gap between north and south organisations, aligning their environmental missions.
Ms Kiely said, “We are delighted to become members of the Northern Ireland Environment Link. Leave No Trace Ireland spans all our island, and we need to have a coordinated approach to outdoor education across north and south Ireland to protect the environment for future generations.”
This week, the NIEL are hosting Environmental Hustings on April 21st, in advance of their Assembly Elections in May 2022. This event is an opportunity to hear from Northern Irish political parties on their environmental priorities and commitments in Northern Ireland. The event, chaired by Seamus McKee, will be held online via Zoom from 7pm – 9pm.
To register for the Environmental Hustings, click here.
The 2022 NIEL Manifesto can be accessed here.
For more information, contact Malachy Campbell – [email protected]
Media Contact :
Grace Fox, Communications Officer, Leave No Trace Ireland ([email protected])