President Higgins Named as Patron of ECO-UNESCO

President Michael D. Higgins has been named as the sole patron of ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation. Commenting on the announcement, National Director Elaine Nevin said “We are delighted to have President Higgins as our patron. The President has been a very strong supporter of our flagship programme, the Young Environmentalist Awards, since […]

15 years of greening, the Young Environmentalist Awards is back for more eco-action

As Ireland’s biggest celebration of youth eco-action once more opens for registrations, young people nationwide are now being encouraged to get their hands green and reap the rewards of their environmental efforts. Now in its fifteenth year, ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an initiative open to young people aged 10-18 years from across the […]

ECO-UNESCO Visits Malta Club for ECO-Project Launch

Following on from the success of ECO-UNESCO’s Rio+20 Transnational Youth Meeting last November, the UNESCO clubs who attended from countries such as France, Latvia, Italy and Malta all returned to their home countries to carry out environmental action projects to help improve their own countries and communities.  August marks the first of ECO-UNESCO’s return visits […]

Award Winning Irish Project Forms Part of Worldwide Environmental Showcase

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 […]

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards: 2013 Finalists

  ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards: 2013 Finalists    The results are out!! The following projects are the finalists for our Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase Ceremony which will be held on May 22nd in the Mansion House.   School County Project Presentation Secondary School  Cork Save today, Survive tomorrow Whitechurch NS  Cork rethink, reduce, repair, recycle […]

ECO-UNESCO Director appointed by Minister Hogan to the EPA Advisory Committee

  Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan T.D recently announced the appointment of the sixth Advisory Committee to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Elaine Nevin, National Director of ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s leading environmental educational and youth organisation, was one of four people appointed to the committee as a ministerial appointee.    […]

Young People and Europe; Exploring the EU, Green Employment and Ireland’s EU Presidency

Resource: A Young Person’s Guide to Ireland’s Presidency of the EU and Green Employment Policy, 2013   Following on from our national youth seminar in April; we have now produced the resource; “A Young Person’s Guide to Ireland’s Presidency of the EU and Green Employment, 2013”. The resource brings together the questions posed by young […]

Bright opportunities on the horizon for young people under 25

Young jobseekers nationwide are now being offered the opportunity to up-skill for emerging environmental job opportunities through a free ‘Momentum’ initiative called Green Pathways. ECO-UNESCO, the country’s leading environmental educational and youth organisation, will deliver the ‘Green Pathways’ programme which begins later this month at their Dublin city centre headquarters, ‘the Greenhouse’. The aim of […]

ECO-UNESCO’s free green training to get under 25s back to work

Free green training to get Dubliners under 25 back to work Applications to ECO-UNESCO’s newest initiative, Green Pathways, is now open to young, unemployed job seekers under the age of 25. The six month programme, which is part of the newly launched Momentum initiative, aims to train and progress participants onto employment in the green […]