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Belfast Duke of Edinburgh Award makes a Mountain out of Rubbish  |  12 December 2011
Pupils and volunteers from Belfast Royal Academy braved the freezing weather to clear tonnes of litter from the less than beautiful parts of the Mountains of Mourne.

National Tree Week Takes Root at Kilmore Playing Fields  |  12 December 2011
Primary 7 pupils from two local primary schools, with their hats, scarves and gloves, braced the cold this week to plant trees to celebrate National Tree Week.

Jingle all the way to the recycling bin this Christmas!  |  08 December 2011
Down District Council would like to encourage all householders to reduce, reuse and recycle more this Christmas by making full use of the Council’s collection services, the Household Recycling Centres and Community Bring Sites.

National Tree Week Takes Root at Kilmore Playing Fields  |  25 November 2011
Children from Cedar Integrated Primary School, St.Joseph’s Primary School, and Glasswater Primary School, braced the cold on Tuesday 29 November to plant tree saplings in the name of National Tree Week.

Getting Down to Wildlife Gardening  |  25 November 2011
Throughout Down district, schools, community groups and private gardeners have been busy getting their hands dirty, all in the name of wildlife.

Recycling Expansion Means Households in Down District Can Make Clean Aluminium Foil Trays Count.  |  28 October 2011
Down District Council is making it easier for people to recycle more at home by expanding its fortnightly ‘blue bin’ recycling scheme to include clean foil trays such as those used for take-away food, pie and quiche cases and oven ready...

Down District Council Education Committee Reviews Local Primary School Survey Results  |  17 October 2011
Down District Council Education Committee discussed the results from its recent survey of all primary schools located in the district. The survey asked the schools to identify areas which were having a negative impact on the delivery of ...

Alteration to Waste Management Services in Down District Council  |  23 September 2011
Please find attached the alterations to Waste Manangement Services in Down District

Free Environmental Education Programme with Down District Council  |  16 September 2011
Down District Council offer a free Environmental Education Programme to all schools and community groups within the district.

Back to School with Down District Council  |  16 September 2011
During September parents and students can help reduce the environmental impact of the Back to School rush by considering the three R’s when stocking up on supplies for the new term. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

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