Congratulations to everybody who took part in this years Young Environmentalist Awards. See all of the images from the day here.

This year’s YEA programme was our most successful to date, with over 4000 young people across Ireland engaged, 318 projects registered and 80 finalist groups taking part in the Showcase and Awards Ceremony. Next year will mark the 20th year of the programme, and we’re hoping to make an even bigger impact on Irish youth.

This years winners were as follows:


  • Senior Energy Winner: F.C.J. Secondary School Bunclody ‘Timmy the Turbine’ (Ballinapark, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford)

  • Senior ECO-Art & Design Winner: Stoneybatter Youth Service ‘Passion for Fair Fashion’ (70 Morehampton Road. Dublin)

  • Senior ECO-Health & Wellbeing Winner (Joint): Pobalscoil Neasáin ‘Healthy Garden, Healthy Mind!’ (Baldoyle, Dublin 13)

  • Senior ECO-Health & Wellbeing Winner (Joint): Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee ‘Wound Up Over Round Up’ (Tralee Co. Kerry. V92A4O9)

  • Senior ECO-Community Development Winner: Cavan Youthreach ‘The Human Cost of Electronics’ (Moynehall, Ballinagh, Co Cavan)

  • Senior ECO-Innovation Winner: Westport Tidy Towns / Leave No Trace Ireland ‘HAUS’ (Leeson Enterprise Centre, Altamount St,Westport, Co Mayo)

  • Senior Waste Winner : Thornhill College ‘Naw to Straws Campaign’ (142 Culmore Road, Derry, BT488JF)

  • Senior Water Winner: Castleisland Community College ‘Water Warriors’(Tonbwee, Castleisland, Kerry)

  • Senior Biodiversity Winner: St. Annes Secondary School ‘Bee a Hero’ (Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town)

  • Senior Climate Change Winner & Overall Senior Winner: Newpark Comprehensive School ‘Plastic Outta the Park’ (Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin)

  • Junior Energy Winner: Dominican College Sion Hill ‘Sleeping Beauty Energy Saving Campaign’ (Cross Ave, Blackrock, Co.Dublin)

  • Junior ECO-Community Development Winner: Castleblayney Youth Café ‘Castleblayney Litter Action’ (Youth Work Ireland Cavan Monaghan, The Wellbeing Centre, Bree, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan)

  • Junior ECO-Art & Design Winner: Teach Na nDaoine ‘Eco Fairy Friendly Forest’ (Oriel Way, Monaghan)

  • Junior ECO-Innovation Winner: Cork Educate Together Secondary School ‘Siopa Tuc: CETSS Eco-Tuck Shop for a Sustainable Food System’ (Avenue des Rennes, Mahon, Cork City)

  • Junior Climate Change Winner: Loreto College Swords ‘Trees for Life on Earth’ (Swords,Co Dublin)

  • Junior Biodiversity Winner: Loreto College Swords ‘Bee Alert or Birds Get Hurt!’ (Swords,Co Dublin)

  • Junior Waste Winner: Coláiste Iognáid ‘Think Before You Drink: Microplastics’ (Sea Road, Co. Galway)

  • Junior Water Winner & Junior Overall Winner: St. Joseph’s Foróige ‘Protecting our Water and Pollinators by Investigating Alternatives to Chemical Weed Killers’ (Co. Westmeath)

  • Super Junior Overall Winner: Biosnap ‘Biosnap Biodiversity Project ‘(38 Glantan, Golf Links Road, Castletroy , Limerick)

  • Local to Global SDG Winner (Joint):  Leave No Trace Ireland ‘Unwrapped’ (Leeson Enterprise Centre, Altamount St, Westport, Co Mayo)

  • Local to Global SDG Winner (Joint): ECO-UNESCO ‘Education’s Lacking Let’s Get Cracking’ (9 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2)

  • Further Growth Winner:  Drimnagh Castle Secondary School ‘The Castle Pond’ (Long Mile Rd, Walkinstown, Dublin 12