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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
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Young Environmentalist Awards NI 15 November 2016

Young Environmentalist Awards Road Show is coming to Northern Ireland (via ECO–UNESCO)

 

There’s only two weeks left to register for the ECO–UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2017. Ireland’s environmental and youth organisation are inviting all young people across Ireland and Northern Ireland to enter Ireland’s biggest ECO–Awards scheme for young people!

Now in its 18th year, the Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is open to young people aged 10–18 years old across the island of Ireland who want to take action to protect their environment. This exciting programme sees groups from schools, youth and community organisations come up with real solutions to environmental issues, often benefitting their schools, communities and having impact on global environmental issues. Groups can register online on the ECO–UNESCO website or call their office.

A ‘YEA Road Show’ will be travelling around towns in Northern Ireland over the coming week to inspire and support young people to start their very own eco–action projects. The training will be provided to all registered groups free of charge.

Last year, over 4,000 young people entered Ireland’s biggest celebration of youth ECO–action. There were hundreds of project entries ranging from creating and selling organic and eco–friendly beauty products, to delivering environmental workshops in schools, to building community gardens, to lobbying politicians for change. 80 groups went on to attend the prestigious Young Environmental Awards Final Ceremony on 18th May at the Mansion House in Dublin.

“Each year I am so inspired and uplifted by the innovation and passion of young people all across Ireland and so impressed with the quality of the projects that they carry out.  Last year we received the highest number of entries from Northern Ireland, and I hope that this year will be no exception! I’m looking forward to many more outstanding projects”, commented Elaine Nevin, National Director of ECO–UNESCO.

Participants can submit their project in one of ten categories that include Climate Change, Biodiversity, Energy, Waste, Community Development and Art and Design. Once registered, entrants have until the end of February 2017 to complete their project, before entering the heat of the ECO–Dens in March–April to pitch their project to the judges for a coveted place in the prestigious Final in May.


Read the full press release here…