Our Mission and Aims

To support the personal development of young people and raise environmental awareness through practical environmental projects.

ECO-UNESCO aims to:

  • raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people
  • promote the protection and conservation of the environment
  • support the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities.
  • promote the ideals of UNESCO

ECO-UNESCO supports:

Environmental Awareness:

  • ECO-UNESCO promotes a deeper understanding and appreciation of the beauty and importance of the natural world.
  • ECO-UNESCO encourages a respect for nature thus encouraging respect for diversity, which in turn will lead to a respect for all diversity to include cultural and social diversities.
  • ECO-UNESCO supports and encourages active environmental stewardship by increasing understanding of the linkages between human behaviour and our wider environment.

Empowerment:

  • ECO-UNESCO prepares young people to take a more active, positive and responsible role in society.
  • ECO-UNESCO provides young people with the opportunity to learn directly about how to work together to better their local communities.

Raising of Self-esteem:

Our work is based on two simple ideas: "learning by doing" and "thinking globally, acting locally".  When a young person gains hands-on, practical experience through local environment projects, they develop new skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Civic-mindedness:

ECO-UNESCO promotes environmental appreciation, conservation work, civic-mindedness and social responsibility among young people.