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Young Environmentalist Awards will be hosted on Wednesday, May 26 with Limerick environmentalist finalists from Coláiste Nano Nagle competing. Young Environmentalist Awards will be hosted on Wednesday, May 26 with Limerick environmentalist finalists from Coláiste Nano Nagle competing.

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Limerick ECO Activists Make Finalists at the 2021 Young Environmentalists Awards

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2021 Young Environmentalist Awards will be hosted on Wednesday, May 26 with Limerick environmentalist finalists from Coláiste Nano Nagle competing.

Limerick ECO Activists Make Finalists at the 2021 Young Environmentalists Awards

Young eco-activists from Limerick have reached the final of this year’s 2021 Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA). Hosted by ECO-UNESCO, the winners will be announced virtually at the YEA virtual ceremony on Wednesday, May 26. 

The 2021 Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-island programme that recognises and rewards young people aged 10-18 who have taken environmental action and come up with innovative solutions to environmental issues. Over 200 projects applied to the YEA programme this year. Despite Covid-19 interruptions, young people continued to work on their projects at school, at home and during youth clubs to tackle climate issues.

Young people from Coláiste Nano Nagle have made it to the finals of the Senior Waste Category for their Project ‘Plastic Seas’. They have investigated the litter in our oceans and conducted a survey to all students in their school to create awareness on the topic and hope to become plastic-free this year. 

Elaine Nevin, Director of ECO-UNESCO said, “We are so proud of the projects that have been submitted this year and the efforts these young people have made to create awareness and make a positive environmental difference. It is these individuals that are shaping a better future for our planet and we are so excited to announce our winners at this year’s ceremony.” 

Elaine continued “To celebrate this youth eco-activism we are holding a week-long celebration of virtual events, talks and workshops for any young people who’d like to get involved.”

An event that usually brings schools and community groups together from all over Ireland to showcase their projects will be a week-long celebration for the second year. ECO Week 2021 will be held from 24th to 28th May and will include a range of environmental workshops, well-being activities, talks, and challenges for young people alongside the YEA Winner announcements. The aim of ECO Week is to celebrate the achievements of young activists, to allow young people to explore career opportunities in environmentalism and to educate them on a range of environmental topics. 

The YEA Showcase is taking place virtually in www.ecounesco.ie where you can see all our fantastic Young Environmentalists projects.

The 2021 Young Environmentalists Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 26th May on ECO-UNESCO’S YouTube Channel – ECO-UNESCO Ireland in a live transmission at 2 pm. For more information on the Young Environmentalist Awards please go to www.yea.ie 

 

Limerick Finalists: 

Category Project name School/Organisation
Waste Plastic Seas Colaiste Nano Nagle

 

About the YEAs:

The Young Environmentalist Awards will be hosted on Wednesday, May 26th at 2 pm. The winners will be announced on ECO-UNESCO’s YouTube Channel. 

ECO-WEEK 2021 will be held from the 24th to 28th May to celebrate those that have participated. Young people will get the opportunity to explore career opportunities and learn more about environmentalism.

 

About ECO-UNESCO: 

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation work to conserve the environment and empower young people. ECO-UNESCO is affiliated with the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA).

ECO-UNESCO’s aims are:

  • raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people
  • promote the protection and conservation of the environment
  • promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities
  • promote the ideals of UNESCO

 

For more information on the Young Environmentalist Awards and ECO Week 2021, please go to HERE 

For more stories on Coláiste Nano Nagle go HERE 

 

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