“ECO @Home” is a new initiative by ECO-UNESCO to encourage young people to continue their environmental action projects from the comfort of their homes and to encourage youth groups to keep in touch over the online channels.  

During isolation ECO-UNESCO would like young people to invest their spare time into taking Eco-Action, that’s why ”ECO @Home” was created for. By working on projects and taking the time out of their day to go out and be among nature, it can be great for the environment but also the mental health of young people. 

Many of ECO-UNESCO’s current programmes will be available for young people at home through this virtual initiative; we want to highlight these programmes to encourage those already engaged to engage further and those not engaged to get involved in some way in eco-action and in our programmes.  

ECO @Home sections

  • ECO-UNESCOs current programmes and activities online – for those already engaged we will be providing a programme of online activity in YEA, YSD, ECO-Choices, etc.   
  • Keep it Eco 30-day challenge. An eco challenge per day! Date to be announced soon!
  • #Eco@Home are eco actions that you can take at home

30 Day Challenge- #KeepItEco

Small acts when multiplied by many people can transform the world! 

Over the lapse of 30 days you can choose one challenge each day to start taking steps towards an eco friendly lifestyle. 

We would like you to get involved in positive eco-challenges from the comfort of your home. Keep it Eco 30-day calendar will be the guide to the challenge. Click HERE to see the #KeepItEco 30 day challenge calendar and click HERE to read more about the challenges and for some ideas that will help you with the challenge.

If you want to take on the challenge and feel like inspiring others, you can share it with us. You will need to record a video or send us a picture of your activity and we will publish it on the ECO-UNESCO website, Instagram, and Facebook account.  

Eco@Home Online Programme

June 2020

Youth for Sustainable Development Programme

• YSD Meet Up - Dublin - Weekly - Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm
• YSD Meet Up - Dublin - Weekly - Fridays 3:00 - 4:00 pm
• YSD Meet Up - Drogheda - Weekly - Mondays 4:00 - 6:00 pm
• YSD Meet Up - Bray - Weekly - Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm
• YSD Meet Up - Newbridge - Weekly - Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm
• YSD Regionals Joint Hangout - Weekly - Friday 12:30pm

Young Environmentalist Awards

Check the winners of the Young Environmentalist Awards 2020 HERE


• Summer Camps 22nd - 26th June. Daily Mon - Fri 10am - 12:00pm. BOOK HERE

Environmental Workshops - Click here to save your spot

• 9th June - Fashion Focus Part 2
YouTube channel: ECO-UNESCO Ireland - LIVE at 3:00pm

Youth Employment

• Nature @Home Virtual Workshop. Friday 12th June at 10:00am.
Ever wondered about the plants, trees, and living creatures around you?
This 45-minute, interactive workshop will teach participants aged 10-14 about ecology in their back gardens or nearby green areas. It is delivered by ECO-UNESCO and supported by Accenture's Next Generation Programme.
Register free HERE

Publications, activities, readings, announcements and more

Learn about the different classes of birds we have in Ireland
Click here

Robin, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Wren, Chaffinch, Bluetit, Feral Pigeon, Goldcrest, House Sparrow, Starling, Rook, Mallard, Dunnock, Jackdaw, Magpie, Mute Swan, Herring Gull and Black Headed Gull.

Dichotomous Key for some Common Irish Tree Species
See more here

Yew Tree, Horse Chestnut, Field Maple, Sycamore, Rowan, Ash Tree, Scots Pine , Birch, Hawthorn, Wych Elm , Irish Oak, Birch, Beech, Lime, Hazel and Alder.

I'm a Young Environmentalist by Lauren Abraham
Read the full article here

I am a young environmentalist because I want to make a positive difference to the earth. I worry about what lies ahead for our planet. Future generations will have to deal with the consequences of the choices that we are making today. Although I don't consider myself a tree hugger, I do love to hug trees every so often!

DIY Terrarium at home🌱

Create a mini eco system at home.


-Drainage clay pebbles, moss, charcoal, any plant that you like and sand or rocks to decorate

Upcycle a piece of an old t-shirt

DIY fabric necklace. 

Upcycle your stained and old t-shirts into a necklace.

Consider the Rabbit

We are learning from observing! 

Dunchadh, one of our facilitators sent us this video today from county Wicklow. He wants to invite you to connect with the natural world.

Planting at home

We are planting tomatoes and green beans at home with a newspaper pot.

Here the link for the newspaper pot

Make a retro 80's sweatshirt

Upcycle an old or stained sweatshirt into a retro version

You can follow Eco@Home activities on our social media channels

Use the hashtag #Eco@Home