MORE YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALISTS THAN EVER!DEADLINE EXTENDED
Still time to register for ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2011
The number of groups from around Ireland and Northern Ireland participating in the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2011 has increased by an incredible 40% compared to last year. To celebrate this increased interest, and give even more young people the chance to get involved in what is set to be Ireland’s biggest ever celebration of ECO-Action, ECO-UNESCO is keeping registration open until December 22nd and groups have until February 22nd 2011 to get their projects in.
The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards recognise and reward the achievements of young people in environmental protection and are open to any group of young people, aged 10-18, who want to take action on key environmental issues such as climate change, energy, waste, biodiversity, transport and more.
“Last year’s awards saw some excellent environmental projects from all across Ireland – from bug hotels to green transport campaigns, and even an ECO-fashion show and gig awareness raising extravaganza! We are looking forward to more great projects this year. Through these innovative projects young people are taking action and raising awareness about climate change and other important environmental issues” said Elaine Nevin, National Director of ECO-UNESCO.
Each May, ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, hosts the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Awards Ceremony to honour the outstanding green achievements of young people from youth groups and schools across Ireland and Northern Ireland. The National Showcase, open to the public, attracts hundreds of young people who get an opportunity to show their environmental project work.
“The young participants of the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards programme concretely show what it means to act as agents of positive change and make a difference”, commented Walter Erdelen, UNESCO Assistant Secretary General for Natural Sciences in a special message of support to the young environmentalists.
Participants in ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards have until February 2011 to complete their project in one of nine categories including climate change, biodiversity, energy, waste and transport. Once registered, ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards groups can avail of ECO-UNESCO’s advice and support as their projects progress.
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