Why support the Young Environmentalist Awards
- AN ENHANCED PROFILE
Associating with the YEA will add to your company’s social, civic and responsible corporate image. Due to the broad remit of the awards, you as a sponsor will gain an enhanced profile with a variety of public and private sectors. Sponsors will develop their public profile in both Republic and Northern Ireland, and become associated with positive environmental impact through the Young Environmentalist Awards influence on creating a sustainable society.
- YOUR MESSAGE WILL REACH THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE
The Young Environmental Awards have been running for 12 years now, since its inception in 1999, and has attracted over 20,000 young people and reached countless others through awareness raising campaigns in over 500 schools, many youth groups and communities throughout Ireland. Each year the awards receive entries from throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, thus increasing the range of audience who will be exposed to our awards and ensuring maximum publicity for our sponsors. In the past ten years we have developed and consolidated our links with the formal education sector. Thousands more have come in contact with the Awards and our sponsors, through the efforts of our participants’ action projects and awareness raising, and also through ECO UNESCO promotional material and media exposure.
- YOUR MESSAGE WILL BE BROUGHT TO PUBLIC SECTOR AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
The Young Environmentalists Awards are a unique way of allowing young people to carry out research work, practical environmental activity and an awareness raising campaign in schools and communities. This is an ideal and effective mechanism of attaining “on the ground” contact with and support from local organisations and community action groups. It encourages the development of young people as responsible citizens and also encourages young people to contact their local authorities, local businesses and other members of their communities.
- YOUR MESSAGE WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH POSITIVE YOUTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards, by virtue of its well-established links with young people and youth groups, is an ideal mechanism of establishing links and relations with the youth movement. The association with and sponsorship support of the YEA is, for any company, a clear demonstration of interest in youth initiative and endeavour. Projects undertaken by ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards participants have a positive impact on the environment, and help to raise awareness of environmental issues in their locality. Through sponsorship of the Young Environmentalist Awards, your company will become associated with this positive environmental ethos.
- SHOWCASE AND AWARDS CEREMONY
The National Showcase and Awards ceremony is held in May of each year. It is an all day event, providing the participants with a platform to showcase their Young Environmentalist Awards Action projects. The awards ceremony is a highly entertaining youth focused celebration of young people’s achievements. The ceremony is MC’d by Aiden Power of RTE’s The Café in the past and contains a mixture of awards, prizes and youth entertainment. It is an invaluable opportunity to meet the Expert Panel of judges, special guests, Ministers, general public and the Young Environmentalists!
How can you support us?
To find out more about opportunities to support ECO-UNESCO and the benefits for your organisation contact the Young Enviromentalist Awards Co-ordinator: