2012 Winners

Congratulations to all the Young Environmentalists who took part in the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2012. Below you will find a list of all the awards which were presented by special guests at the Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Tuesday 8th May.

“I am extremely impressed by all the young environmentalists participating in this year’s awards,” said Elaine Nevin, National Director of ECO-UNESCO. “All of the young people have shown tremendous creativity and innovation in their approach to protecting the environment and promoting environmental awareness among their peers, their schools, youth groups and the community as a whole. We have received high quality projects and we are delighted to run this programme to recognise and reward young peoples achievements’

“It is heartening to witness the levels of interest and passion exhibited by so many young people in the future of the environment that we all share. This is an area of tremendous importance and it is reassuring that the motivators and leaders of tomorrow have such a collaborative ethos and have displayed such energy and innovation” commented Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland in an official statement for the event.





Overall Awards

Overall Senior Winners (Age 15-18) + Senior Waste Category St Josephs Summerhill, Athlone Wormery Works Westmeath
Overall Junior Winners (Age 12-14) + Junior Waste Category Our Ladys & St. Patrick’s College Belfast The Big Tidy Up Antrim

Category Awards

Senior Biodiversity (joint) Category Winner Jesus and Mary secondary school, Enniscrone Where has all the buzz gone? Sligo
Senior Biodiversity (joint) Category Winner Waterloo Renewal groupBlarney TheWaterlooBird Boxers Cork
Junior Biodiversity Category Winner RosaryCollege, Crumlin Rosary’s AfterSchoolGardenClub Dublin
Senior Climate Change Category Winner PEPS Grasstronbury, ECO-UNESCO Peer Education Group PEPS Dublin
Senior ECO-Art & Design Category Winner TheTeresianSchool, Donnybrook Creative Recycling Dublin
Junior ECO-Art & Design (joint) Category Winner St Josephs College Lucan Eco-Warriors: Our Action / The Reaction Dublin
Junior ECO-Art & Design (joint) Category Winner Bush Post Primary,Dundalk Our Recycled Garden Patch Louth
Senior ECO-Community Development Category Winner EnnistymonVocational School The River-Boys Clare
Junior ECO-Community Development Category Winner Ramelton Treesome Kids from Ramelton Community Youth Project Raising Environmental Awareness Through Practical Action Donegal
Senior ECO-Enterprise Category Winner Laurel Hill Secondary,Limerick Clockwise Limerick
Senior Energy Category Winner St. Kilian’sGermanSchool, Clonskeagh Candle-Lit-Concert Dublin
Senior Transport Category Winner TheTeresianSchool, Donnybrook The Effect of Iding of Car Engines on the Environment Dublin
Senior Water (Conservation) Category Winner Clara Youthreach Centre Operation Rainwater Offaly
Senior Water (Pollution) Category Winner MoateCommunity College Stop the Pollution, Find a Solution Westmeath
Junior Water Category Winner Holy Trinity River Warriors fromHolyTrinityCollege, Cookstown Fighting for the environment Tyrone

Special Awards

From Global to Local Award X-Hale Youth Forum, ECO-UNESCO Peer Education Group X-Hale Youth Dublin
People’s Choice Award MercySecondary School,Tralee Would You Pay For Poison Kerry
Super Junior Award (Age 10-12) CarnarossN.S. Wonderful Water Meath
Toyota ‘ECO-UNESCO Clubs of the Year Award’ St Brigids Loughrea Green Diversity Galway
WasteMatchers ‘something new from something old’ Award East CorkYouthreach, Youghal Seaweed Project Cork

Highly Commended

Highly Commended St. Mary’s Primary School, Craigavon Going Batty Armagh
Highly Commended LoretoSecondary schoolFermoy Working Toward a Better World Cork
Highly Commended St Josephs Secondary School,Stanhope  St. Stanner Green Steps Dublin
Highly Commended Harmonstown Youthreach Biodiversity fracking Mining Dublin
Highly Commended CalasanctiusCollege, Oranmore Plan for the future- Take action now Galway
Highly Commended The Girls Group from Ballygar Youth Project BallygarForestNature Trail Galway
Highly Commended PresentationCollegeTralee We digWorms Kerry
Highly Commended MercySecondary School,Tralee Paint the Town Green Kerry
Highly Commended PresentationSecondary School,Limerick Fashion Junkies Limerick
Highly Commended St. Muredach’s College, Ballina KillolaBaySand Dwellers Mayo
Highly Commended Daingean Youth Club Tidy teens take over Offaly
Highly Commended St. Eunan’s, Raphoe The World is What We Make It Donegal

Shortlisted Projects

Shortlisted Project Ballycastle Highschool Renew-a-fuel Antrim
Shortlisted Project MullavillyPrimary School Save energy save Money Armagh
Shortlisted Project St. Michael’s, Lurgan Manage the Damage Armagh
Shortlisted Project Cavan Youthreach, Ballinagh Trash for Trees Cavan
Shortlisted Project Eco Waterloo Warriors, Waterloo Community group Blarney Biodiversity and community compost bin Cork
Shortlisted Project Greenmount Youth GroupCork Titanic Recycled Cork
Shortlisted Project Glasheen Boys N.S. – Cork A Look at the Lough Cork
Shortlisted Project GAP Ballymun, Global Action Plan Green Visions Dublin
Shortlisted Project RosaryCollege, Crumlin Rosary Recycling Rascals Dublin
Shortlisted Project Manor House, Raheny Park Life Dublin
Shortlisted Project MercyCollegeCoolock Lets save energy Dublin
Shortlisted Project Ballymun Regional Youth Resource Community Clean Up Dublin
Shortlisted Project St Benildus College, Stillorgan Energy Savin’ Awareness Raisin’ Dublin
Shortlisted Project LoretoHigh SchoolBeaufort, Rathfarnham Recycle or Sink Dublin
Shortlisted Project BlakestownCommunitySchool, Balnchardstown Hats off to the environment Dublin
Shortlisted Project SalernoSecondary School, Salthill The 5 R’s Galway
Shortlisted Project MercySecondary School,Tralee Bins Not fins Kerry
Shortlisted Project Ossory Youth,KilkennyCity Bridge Boys renovation project Kilkenny
Shortlisted Project PresentationSecondary School,Limerick Green Fingers Limerick
Shortlisted Project Lanesboro community college Caring for our environment Longford
Shortlisted Project OFiachCollege,Dundalk The importance of trees in biodiversity Louth
Shortlisted Project Youthreach Birr Waste Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly Offaly
Shortlisted Project SeafieldNationalSchool, Monmahon Bio Eye Waterford
Shortlisted Project St.Patrick’sNS, Mullingar Litter and Waste Westmeath
Shortlisted Project St Josephs Summerhill, Athlone Butterfly Away Westmeath
Shortlisted Project St Josephs Summerhill, Athlone Heavy Metalers Westmeath


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. terry mc cullaugh  |  May 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Congratulations to St Mary’s P.S. Derrytrasna on their highly commended award!

  • 2. Joan Aldridge  |  June 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Well done St. Mary’s Primary School Derrytrasna!


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