Young Environmentalists Continue To Make A Change by Joining Environmental Summer Programme

Young Environmentalists Continue To Make A Change by Joining Environmental Summer Programme

22 June 2020

Young environmentalists around Ireland have joined ECO-UNESCO’s summer programmes to learn more about environmental activism and sustainable development. The course is starting online from June 22nd and will continue over summer.


The summer programme creates a platform for young environmentalists to engage in discussions, debates and activities about environmental issues, climate change and eco-health and well-being in the community. The programmes will benefit young people who have an interest in the environment and would like to broaden their knowledge in a fun way while meeting like-minded people.


Hosted by ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, the free programme is dedicated to educating and empowering young people aged 14 to 17 years old. This will be the first year the programme will be available online. 


Elaine Nevin, Director of ECO-UNESCO said “Young people are extremely passionate about making a positive difference and we are delighted to be able to host a platform for young environmentalists to come together, empower each other and learn more about making an impact.”


“ECO-UNESCO hosted the 21st annual Young Environmentalist Awards last month in which we saw more participants than ever before. The drive and determination of this generation to work towards achieving sustainable development goals is outstanding. With the right knowledge and tools young people can tackle the environmental issues we are facing. It is a new decade and it’s the decade of change.”


ECO-UNESCO is one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champions for 2019 and 2020, leading by example in achieving SDGs. In addition to the summer programme, ECO-UNESCO offers interactive workshops for young people online to learn more while they are at home.  Workshops include Nature @ home and Get Drastic About Plastic. ECO-UNESCO have also set a 30 day eco challenge to encourage young people to take at least one eco-friendly action a day. 


The Summer Programme will begin from the 22nd to 26th of June and will continue over summer. ECO-UNESCO will be announcing more dates soon.  For more information see