Participants who are participating in ECO-Youth CHOICES SPHE or ECO-Youth CHOICES 10-12 week programme will be supported to complete a community environmental action project. This provides young people the opportunity to develop project planning skills and teamwork, along with some practical diversionary activities to engage in. Action projects encourage active citizenship and positively engage the young person in their local environment and community.

Local Environmental action encourages young people to develop hands-on practical skills such as creating a community garden, setting up a recycling project or creating an awareness campaign. These actions form the basis of a positive focus for the group providing a sense of confidence and pride increasing their personal development. The group can go on to enter it into ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards for further acknowledge and reward their work.

Rewarding the Local Environmental Action:

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment.

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards gets young people involved in taking environmental action. Thousands of young environmentalists in schools, youth groups and Youthreach centres throughout the Island of Ireland are making positive contributions to their environment and community by carrying out environmental action projects. ECO-UNESCO celebrates their green achievements through our awards programme.

For more information on ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards please click here.


For more information on ECO-Youth CHOICES Action Projects or to book:

Contact ECO-UNESCO at drugsed@ecounesco.ie or telephone +353 (0)1 662 5491

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