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)

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