Every action makes a difference with 25 years of ECO-Action

Established in 1999, ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards proudly celebrated 25 years this year. The programme evolved as a platform to recognise and reward the efforts of young people engaging in environmental action, and its core principles revolve around thinking globally and acting locally, as well as learning through experience. Over 65,000 young people have taken part in the YEA since it began, bringing about lasting change to the environment, and reaching countless others with awareness-raising campaigns in schools and communities throughout Ireland.

The YEA programme is a fun and exciting way to empower young people to become better citizens, to build awareness of environmental issues in the community and promote local actions and lifestyle changes to the environment. 


Some Of The Many Benefits of ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Support Programme

  • Connect with young people on an issue that is vitally important to them—protecting the environment and taking action to address climate change.


  • Align your brand with a leading youth environmental educational charity.


  • Be part of Ireland’s biggest celebration of youth environmental action


  • Demonstrate commitment to sustainability, innovation and the importance of taking action.


  • Support a programme that reaches disadvantaged and underserved young people.


  • Support our work to engage and empower more young people to take environmental action.

Together, we can educate and empower young people to learn the skills to protect our planet and positively impact climate change.

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Want more information? Do not hesitate to contact the YEA team.