ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people.
ECO-UNESCO is affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA). In Ireland, they provide a wide range of programmes and services, which include:
Environmental Youth Programmes including Environmental Events and Activities, Environmental Workshops, ECO-UNESCO Clubs, ECO-Youth Choices Programme and Youth for Sustainable Development Programme.
Young Environmentalist Awards Programme honours the work of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who protect, conserve and enhance our environment through local environmental projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others locally and globally.
Training Programmes; include Training Courses, workshops, QQI accredited courses, and a Drugs Prevention and Awareness Programme (ECO-Choices).
There are a wide range of activities and supports to engage in with ECO-UNESCO. You can follow up on students’ Climate Action education by selecting a ECO-UNESCO programme that would best tie into any ongoing climate education or activities which you have covered – e.g. if students have been active in a local environmental project, you could encourage esteem to submit to the Young Environmentalist Awards Programme. Alternatively, you could support existing ongoing environmental education by accessing the ECO-UNESCO training resources (including QQI accredited courses)