Our passion is empowering young people today while recognising their potential to be future leaders and ambassadors for the environment. We love working with a diverse group of young people and we are proud of the positive impact that our programmes have on our participant’s lives and on the environment.

This is why we do what we do!


Youth Programmes

A programme for young people who are interested in learning more about the environment, sustainable development issues, and how they can take practical action to protect the environment.


The Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. 

Training Programmes

ECO-UNESCO is a QQI Accredited Training provider, running a range of courses as part of our Youth Employment, Youth for Sustainable Development and ECO-Choices programmes. 



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young people we have worked with

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involved in the YEAs since 1999
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What people say about ECO-UNESCO

“I am more aware of environmental, political and humanitarian issues and am vocal about educating people on it.”

- Youth for Sustainable Development Participant

''I think that doing this course will help me to get a job that is related to the environment.''

- ECO-Choices Participant

''The Young Environmentalist Awards have two decades inspiring and encouraging many young citizens to play their important role in protecting our planet''

- Michael D. Higgins
President of Ireland
Patron of ECO-UNESCO

''I feel as though I'm capable of making a difference after participating.''

- Learning 2 Change Our World Participant

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

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Do you have the following qualities:

Are you self-motivated, energetic and creative
Have an ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. Experience or interest in working with children and young people Interest in the environment
Excellent organisational skills