Marking World Environment Day (5th June), the Energy Globe Award, presented worldwide to successful sustainable projects which help conserve and protect the world’s natural resources, is marking the occasion in a very creative way. Their online, worldwide campaign will see them showcase sustainable environmental solutions from 161 countries worldwide.
ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental youth organisation was recently awarded the National Energy Globe Award for Ireland, beating off tough competition from other entries with their Young Environmentalist Awards programme. This youth empowerment and environmental protection initiative will now form part of this worldwide showcase, the aim of which is to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly and give them a reason to hope for a better future.
Ireland’s winning project, the Young Environmentalist Awards, is an all island initiative which rewards and recognises the work of young people in environmental protection through local environmental action projects. Since its inception in 1999, the initiative has encouraged thousands of young people to get involved and make a valuable environmental contribution to schools and communities nationwide, tackling issues such as waste, energy, climate change, water and biodiversity.
Commenting on the award which was presented by Dr. Thomas Nader, the Austrian Ambassador to Ireland, Elaine Nevin ECO-UNESCO National Director said, “It’s a fantastic honour for ECO-UNESCO to receive the National Energy Globe Award for Ireland and to join the 160 other countries that are carrying out hugely inspiring and worthwhile projects that help protect and promote our environment. I hope that people get involved with World Environment Day, log on to view the showcase and be inspired by what they see to take their own steps to help improve our environment.”
To view the winning projects from around the world visit www.energyglobe.info.