Why Get Involved?

Young People

  • Increase environmental knowledge and awareness
  • Develop research, planning, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Further their personal development by increasing confidence, self-esteem and personal responsibility
  • Gain respect for self, others and environment
  • Learn about active citizenship and environmental stewardship
  • Make friends and have fun
  • Receive Certificates of participation for all registered participants

Teachers

  • Link school curriculum (e.g. Geography, Business Studies and Home Economics)
  • Develop ideal Transition Year
  • Integrate with Leaving Cert Applied and Leaving Cert Vocational Programme
  • Facilitate students to become active citizens
  • Enhance your school through positive environmental action
  • Network with other schools and teachers

Youth Leaders, Community Workers & Educators

  • Increase opportunities for those outside of the formal education system
  • Enhance the role of young people in the local community
  • Encourage young people to learn about their local area and increase involvement in the local community
  • Help young people develop key skills (e.g. teamwork, research and communication skills)
  • Improve young people‚Äôs confidence to participate fully as active citizens