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ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalists Awards 2017

ECO-UNESCO' Young Environmental Awards 2017

The Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) 2017 registration is now officially open, and inviting young people across Ireland to enter Ireland's biggest ECO-Awards scheme for young people.

Now in its 18th year, the YEA is open to young people aged 10-18 across the island of Ireland who are passionate and want to take action to protect the environment. This exciting programme sees groups from schools, youth and community organisations come up with real solutions to a host of environmental issues, often benefiting their schools, communities and having impact on global environmental issues.

A "YEA Road Show" will be travelling around towns and villages across Ireland to inspire young people to start their very own eco-action projects. This YEA regional training will provide young people, their teachers and youth leaders with the skills and know-how to transform their ideas into real life action projects. The training will be provided to all registered groups free of charge from October to November.

YEA Step by Step

  • Registration (Registration Deadline 25 Nov 2016)

Interested groups register online:

  • Training (Oct - Nov 2016)

Registered groups take part in free '6 Steps to Success' regional training:

  • Submission (Project Submission Deadline 24 Feb 2017)

Registered groups submit their ECO-action projects.

  • ECO-Dens (March - April)

Shortlisted groups are invited to pitch their projects to a panel of expert regional judges at ECO-Den semi-final rounds.

  • National Showcase & Award Ceremony (May 2017)

Finalists showcase their projects at the national YEA Showcase and Awards Ceremony.


Teachers and youth leaders can register groups of 2-25 young people by visiting or by contacting Ji (YEA Programme Coordinator) at 016625491 or  

Get a feel for the event by viewing YEA 2016 Showcase & Awards video.

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