Launch of RCE-Dublin

The United Nations University (UNU) acknowledged the Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development for the greater Dublin area (RCE Dublin on ESD) in March 2013. RCE Dublin has six projects that will be implemented in the greater Dublin area from 2014-2018: ECO-UNESCO is the lead partner for Project 1 ‘Green Teen Transitions’, […]

Fashion Focused Workshops

What: Ever wondered where your clothes come from? In this all new 2.5hour interactive workshop we explore just that! Part of the Global responsibilities series, ‘Fashion Focus’ takes a look at the clothing industry through active learning techniques that engage young people and draw them into the world of clothes! Who: Young people aged 10-18yrs […]

Minister Alan Kelly TD launches the 2015 Young Environmentalist Awards

Ireland’s Young People Ready to Go Green at the launch of the Young Environmentalist Awards 2015   The 2015 ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards was officially launched today, 3rd September at European Union House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 by Minster Alan Kelly TD, Minster for the Environment, Community and Local Government.  Now in its sixteenth year, […]

ECO-UNESCO attended the National Ploughing Championships Day

ECO-UNESCO attended the National Ploughing Championships Day 2 on Wednesday 24th September, promoting our environmental education programmes. The event was a huge success, and we hope to be back at the Ploughing Championships again next year!

Greener job opportunities for Dublin

Dublin jobseekers are now being offered the opportunity to up-skill for emerging environmental job opportunities through a free ‘Momentum’ initiative called Green Pathways II – Environmental Studies and Skills. The Momentum programme for 2014-2015 was launched by Joan Burton TD, Minister for Social Protection and Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills. ECO-UNESCO, the […]

Young people’s eco action projects on display at European Union House

A showcase of young people’s environmental action projects from around Ireland commences next week and runs for four weeks, until September 12th in the European Union House on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. The exhibition displays over 20 projects from young people island-wide who participated in ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards 2014 programme. There were 75 finalists […]

ECO-UNESCO Welcomes Government’s ESD Strategy 2014-2020

ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, greatly welcomes the recent publication by the Department of Education and Skills of the ‘National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development, 2014-2020’. This is Ireland’s first such strategy in relation to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and aims to ensure that learners are equipped with the relevant knowledge, […]

ECO-UNESCO’s YSD Group in Barefeet Theatre Parade

Young people from ECO-UNESCO’s Youth for Sustainable Development Global Youth Leaders for Change programme took part in Barefeet Theatre’s 2014 Ireland Tour yesterday, 3 July. Approximately 30 young people from the group participated in a parade in Dublin city centre which went from ECO-UNESCO’s The Greenhouse on Andrew Street to Smock Alley Theatre in Temple […]

ECO-UNESCO Exhibits at the NGO Challenge Fund 2014

ECO-UNESCO, one of 257 groups and projects to receive funding under the NGO Challenge Fund 2014, attended the Showcase and Exhibit in the Beech Hill Country House, Derry on June 12th. The event was a celebration of the 2014 Challenge Fund recipients’ work with groups having the chance to exhibit their work and network with […]

ECO-UNESCO wins tender under the North West Healthy Living Community Gardens and Allotments Project

ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation has been awarded funding to deliver training under the North West Healthy Living Community Gardens and Allotments Project. ECO-UNESCO was successful in the tender bid with its proposal to run a number of both accredited and non-accredited training programmes focused on gardening and health living. The workshops will […]