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THE YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALIST AWARDS 2023

 
 

YEA 2023 - Young Environmentalists  Awards 

It's that time of year again!

Registration is now open for the Young Environmentalist Awards 2023!

What are the Young Environmentalist Awards?

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. 
The YEA programme is a fun and exciting way to empower young people to work together to build awareness of environmental issues in the community and promote local actions and lifestyle changes to the environment.
 
 

Who can enter the Young Environmentalist Awards?

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards programme is open to any group of young people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from 10-18 years of age.

  • Super Junior Group: 10-12 years (non-category specific)
  • Junior Group: 12-14 years
  • Senior Group: 15-18 years

Young people are encouraged to enter their own group. A group can range 2-25 individuals.

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Awards categories:

  • Biodiversity
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
  • Water
  • Food
  • Waste
  • Marine Life
  • ECO-Health & Wellbeing
  • ECO-Art & Design
  • ECO-Innovation
  • ECO-Community Development
  • Local to Global SDG Award
REGISTER NOW

Following a quick 5-minute online registration, groups receive:

  1. Our Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) manual
  2. Continued mentor support
  3. Access to our FREE ‘6 Steps to Success’ regional training for action project planning skills and support.
  4. Info pack with submission guidelines, relevant forms, etc.
 
 

Learning 2 Change Our World - ECO-UNESCO's Environmental Workshops are now open for booking!

Our environmental workshops are available to schools and youth groups, with each workshop designed to empower young people to learn more about environmental topics in an interactive, positive way which includes fun activities and games appropriately designed for each age group.

  • Our workshops are suitable for all post primary years.
  • Our workshops have flexible delivery options, which can be tailored to fit around your busy schedule and timetable (either in-person, live online or pre-recorded options are available).
  • We have a limited number of environmental workshops FULLY FUNDED by WorldWise Global Schools (i.e. at no cost to your school). Places for these fully funded workshops are limited, so please register your interest as soon as possible. 
  • All workshops are also available on a paid basis, with options available to meet your desired learning outcomes. 
Contact Róisín today by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning 086 704 3400 to register for our environmental workshops.
BOOK A WORKSHOP

Our Environmental Workshop topics:

  • Climate Action
  • Fashion Focus
  • Waste Warriors
  • Climate Justice
  • Plastic Patrol
  • Exploring Ecology & Biodiversity
  • 6-Steps-To-Success
  • Food for Future (NEW)
  • Climate Campaigning (NEW)
Additional trainings also available include: 
  • Sustainable Development module for Transition Year students
  • In-house Student Council training
 

Take your environmental education to the next level with ECO-Academy: Environmental Education at your fingertips! 

ECO-Academy is our new e-learning platform, bringing you courses in the areas of sustainable development, environmental education, and youth and community development.
  • With topics from Fast Fashion and Climate Justice to Youth Action for Sustainable Development, there’s a course for everyone! 
  • Available on mobile, tablet and computer, you can access environmental education with ECO-Academy any time!
  • Courses can be completed at your own pace, you can step away and pick up where you left off. 
  • Contact us today to find the perfect environmental education course for you!
FIND YOUR COURSE TODAY
 

Youth for Sustainable Development Programme

Our Youth for Sustainable Development programme is a 12-week after-school club held in locations across the country.

  • We are currently seeking interested participants to take part in our Dublin clubs, launching on the 19th of September (closing date, 14th September).
  • We are also seeking interested participants for our national online programme.
  • More information on setting up a local YSD after-schools club is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • Our ECO-Academy offers a 2-hour online YSD taster where you learn about sustainable development, the SDGs and action projects.
  • Our YSD coordinator is available to speak at your school/organisation.
  • For more information, visit our website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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What are the Young Environmentalist Awards?

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. 

Since 1999, ECO-UNESCO has run the YEA programme to honour the work of young people to protect, conserve and enhance the environment through local environmental projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others both locally and globally. Over 49,000 young people have taken part in the YEA since it began, bringing about lasting change to the environment, and reaching countless others with awareness-raising campaigns in schools and communities throughout Ireland.

The YEA programme is a fun and exciting way to empower young people to become better citizens, to build awareness of environmental issues in the community and promote local actions and lifestyle changes to the environment.

How do the awards work?
  1. Interested groups register online.
  2. Registered groups take part in free ‘6 Steps to Success’ regional training.
  3. Groups submit their ECO-Action projects.
  4. Internal judging panels assess all registered projects and create a shortlist.
  5. Shortlisted groups are invited to pitch their projects to a panel of expert regional judges at ECO-DENS.
  6. Finalists showcase their project at YEA Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony.
 
Who can enter?​

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards programme is open to any group of young people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from 10-18 years of age.

Super Junior Group: 10-12 years (non-category specific)

Junior Group: 12-14 years

Senior Group: 15-18 years

Young people are encouraged to enter their own group. A group can range 2-25 individuals.

Registrations are now open. You can register here.

What can I enter? - Projects and actions can be submitted under the following categories:

Awards categories

Biodiversity
Energy
Climate Change
Eco-health & well-being
Water
Eco-Art & Design
ECO-Innovation
Waste
ECO-Community Development
Local to Global & SDG Award
Food
Marine Life

Click here to view last year’s finalist booklet, which contains all of the projects that made it through to the final showcase.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!  You can register here.

 We look forward to seeing you!

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