ECO-UNESCO’s Peer Education and Sustainability Training

What? This short course introduces participants to peer education and how it can be used in work with young people. Participants will learn how to develop a peer education approach centred on the principles of sustainability and leadership.By the end of the training participants will: Be confident in developing a Peer Education approach through participative […]

Teachers and Leaders

Young Environmentalist Awards projects are….. action projects on an environmental issue An action project is… a project which engages young people in taking some specific actions as a component of a personal development or educational project. It comprises self-directed and inter-disciplinary learning. An environmental issue is… an environmental issue is an issue related to any […]

ECO-UNESCO Junior ECO-Watchers Training Week for Teachers

What?ECO-UNESCO’s Junior ECO-Watchers Training Week for Teachers is a Department of Education and Skills approved summer course, SESE Geography. This 5-day course will help teachers to gain knowledge, skills & inspiration to integrate practical, hands-on and readymade environmental education activities related to Energy, Waste, Climate, Outdoor & Water education. Participants will also be introduced to Environmental […]

ECO-UNESCO’s Green Pathways Programme : Further Information

  ECO-UNESCO’s Green Pathways Programme Youth Employment Programme will provide: Accredited Training – in areas related to the environment and sustainable development Accredited Training in professional development, business and peer education (depending on what pathway you choose) Individual learning and career planning advice.  Guidance and advice on preparing an excellent CV and how to be successful […]

6 Steps to Success

  6 Steps to Success Programme If you are carrying out an environmental project follow the Young Environmentalist Awards ‘6 Steps to Success’ programme.  Step 1: get a team together Step 2: select an environmnetal issueStep 3: develop an action plan Step 4: carry out an action plan Step 5: record your projectStep 6: raise awareness    Step […]


The ECO Award ECO-UNESCO’s ECO Centre and Organisation Award for organisations leading the way to a sustainable future ECO-UNESCO’s new sustainability award- the ECO Award- is designed to assist youth organisations and community organisations wishing to contribute towards building a more sustainable future. The aim is to reward and celebrate youth organisations at each step […]

YEA 2010 Winners

OVERALL WINNERS: Overall Senior PROJECT: Our School Garden FROM: Youthreach, The Glen, Cork city Overall Junior PROJECT: Spring into Action FROM: Friends School, Lisburn, Co. Antrim COMHAR Sustainable Development Council, Sustainability Award PROJECT: Green Buddies FROM: Presentation Secondary School, Limerick city. TOYOTA Club of the Year Award PROJECT: The Greenhouse Gig FROM: ECO-UNESCO Peer Education […]


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Parental Information

 ECO-UNESCO understands parents want to be assured of their child’s safety and welfare whenever they are under our care. As an organisation we want to ensure that the young people we work with are protected and kept safe while with our staff and volunteers. To this end we have developed robust child protection, recruitment and […]

ECO-Discovery Programme

The ECO-Discovery programme is a series of day long sessions, which cover a range of environmental issues, in a fun and interactive way. WASTE DISCOVERY – Encourages participants to investigate waste and waste related issues, impacts on the environment and practical solutions to their own waste production. ENERGY DISCOVERY – Explores energy sources, consumption, and its environmental consequences such as climate […]