Archive for September, 2014
Ireland’s biggest celebration of youth eco-action, the Young Environmentalist Awards, was launched on September 3rd in European Union House on Dawson Street by Mr. Alan Kelly TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. The launch was attended by over 30 young people including the 2014 Overall YEA winners ‘Yes We Can’ from Kiltimagh Co. Mayo along with the Super Junior Winners from St. Ibar’s in Wexford.
ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all- Ireland environmental awards programme for young people between the ages of 10 to 18.
Since 1999, ECO-UNESCO has encouraged young people from youth groups, schools and clubs to carry out local environmental action projects, making a difference to the lives of all both locally and globally.
With registration for this year’s Young Environmentalist Awards now open, it’s the perfect time to come together as a group to carry out an Environmental Action Project that interests you and also helps to raise environmental awareness within your community and beyond!!!!
Once registered, a number of groups will have the opportunity to pitch their ECO-Action projects to the ‘ECO- Dragon’s in the regional semi-final judging rounds.
The finalist will then have the opportunity to exhibit their projects at the Awards Gala Showcase and Awards ceremony in Dublin.
The Young Environmentalist Awards is an opportunity to empower young people to come together in groups to make a real difference in their community through environmental action projects of their choosing.
Has your group registered yet?
Groups of young people aged 10 to 18 have until November 28th to register for the prestigious awards at: