We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
-Native American Proverb
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE AGENTS OF CHANGE
Young people are the agents of change so essential for future sustainability. ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalists enact real change and raise awareness about the serious environmental issues they feel are important.
The Young Environmentalist Awards programme helps you to:
- develop new skills
- make a difference
- make friends
- have fun
Throughout this process, not only will the school/youth group, community and environment benefit, but a massive emphasis is placed on the personal development of each individual as you develop such life skills as; communication, teamwork, organisational, critical and perspectives thinking, research and many more.
Nominate your Leader
Do you want your ECO-Leader (Teacher/Leader/adult) to be in the running for the ECO-UNESCO Leadership Award? Just fill in the nominate your leader form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 662 5491.
Quotes from Young Environmentalists
“I think the awards are a great way of promoting the environmental issues that affect us and give young people a chance to have their views on saving the environment heard.”
Sarah, ‘Re-Juice Your Journey’ group, Galway
“The Young Environmentalist Award isn’t about just doing a project for prizes, it’s about trying to make a difference little by little.”
Aoife, ‘Where Will We Bee?’ group, Tralee