ECO-UNESCO Blog

  • Youth for Sustainable Development Participants visit European Parliament
    Between November 5th-6th, Youth for Sustainable Development Programme participants visited in the European Parliament in Brussels, as part of their award for winning the ECO-Step award for their project 'Tyred',  a public bench that sits two people made from plastic lumber for the frame and recycled bicycle tyres for the seat.   TheEcoStep initiative is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + Programme. Its purpose is to raise awareness for and find solutions to the social and environmental problems that are currently facing Europe’s young people.   The young people were invited by Lynn Boylan MEP for a tour of the…
  • Creative Recycling Workshops Take Place in South Dublin
    After the success of our Halloween themed Creative Recycling Workshops, at the start of November, ECO-UNESCO was back with another round of workshops.    Between November 5th and November 16th, students aged 5 to 11 from schools in Dalkey, Lucan and Tallaght enthusiastically took part to our Christmas inspired workshops, where they made Christmas decorations from old materials. The lesson was to encourage young people to express their creativity by finding new and alternative ways to give new life to discarded materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.   Our creative recycling workshops have been funded under the LA21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2018 from Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council.  
  • ECO-UNESCO Attend Second National Dialogue on Climate Action
    Last Saturday, November 10th,  ECO-UNESCO visited Tralee to take part in the second National Dialogue on Climate Action.    The National Dialogue on Climate Action, set up by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment,  is a series of regional events that will run over the next two years.   The aim of these events is to increase community engagement and to  build public support for the action plans that we will need to put in place when faced climate change challenges over the coming years and decades.   The day consisted of talks, panel discussions and round…
  • #YEA18 Winners Meet Mary Robinson at TCD Climate Change Event
    Almost exactly two years after the Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016, and in advance of the upcoming COP24 United Nations conference to be held in Katowice, Poland, from 13 to 14 December 2018, the French Embassy in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) and Trócaire came together to hold a public event on the subject of climate change.   Taking place in Trinity College Dublin on Monday 5 November, Creative Responses to Climate Change: A Marketplace for Ideas provided a space for dialogue, information-sharing and creativity, and brought together key figures involved…
  • NEW OPPORTUNITY: YSD Programme Coordinator
      ECO-UNESCO are currently seeking a full-time 'Youth for Sustainable Development' Programme Coordinator.   Learn more about the opportunity here.