ECO-UNESCO Blog

  • NEW OPPORTUNITY: Office Manager
      Are you energetic, enthusiastic and motivated? Are you passionate about the environment and working with young people? If the answers are yes then maybe a job with ECO-UNESCO is the one for you! Background ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations. Through the provision of a wide range of environmental programmes and services, ECO-UNESCO seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues and to promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects. ECO-UNESCO works with over 10,000 young people annually all across Ireland and delivers…
  • ECO-UNESCO's National Director Takes Part in Panel Discussion as Part of Project Ireland 2040 
       On June 20th, ECO-UNESCO's National Director Elaine Nevin took part in a panel discussion on  'Empowering Communities for Climate Action' as part of Project Ireland 2040.The panel, held in Smock Alley Theatre, was hosted by Minister Denis Naughten, Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment and attended by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar along with Ministers Paschal Donohue, Michael Creed and Shane Ross .The event launched 'Investing in the Transition to a Low-Carbon and Climate-Resilient Society 2018 - 2027' and aimed to promote how the Government is committed to charting a course towards achieving a low carbon and climate resilient future by 2050. You…
  • ECO-UNESCO to Attend High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals
    The UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2018 will bring countries from all over the world together to review progress on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.   Taking place in New York from July 9th-18th, part of Irelands official delegation to the HLPF comes from Irish Civil Society Organisaitions through Coalition 2030: ECO-UNESCO along with the Irish Environmental Network Dochas The National Youth Council of Ireland and other civil society organisations   The Irish Government will be presenting its Voluntary National Review at the HLPF. Coalition 2030 have also produced a shadow report for the meeting, which highlights the importance of Ireland…
  • ECO-UNESCO Take Part in the First Dialogue on Climate Action
    ECO-UNESCO were delighted to take part in the first #climatedialogueIRL on Saturday, June 23rd.This gathering, which was opened by Minister Denis Naughten, took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone and was the first in a series of events that aim to start a conversation on how Ireland is going to tackle climate change moving forwardYoung people from our YSD and YEA programmes attended to give their much needed opinions and advice, and we also had the opportunity to share information on our programmes alongside other organisations such as Change-X, The Environmental Protection Agency, and the Climate Ambassador Programme. See the tweets…
  • ECO-UNESCO's Teen Camp 2018
    Our annual teen camp took place from June 18th-22nd. The young people who took part had the opportunity to visit  places such as Bull Island, Barnaslingan Woords, and Bray's coastline, all while learning more about the natural environment and most importantly - having fun! The ECO-UNESCO teen Summer Camps are a great way for participants to meet new people, improve their self esteem and take in some fresh air. Learn more about them here.