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ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Awards Ceremony 2012

08 May 2012, Dublin, Ireland

The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards is Ireland’s biggest celebration of youth-led ECO-Action. With over 60 projects on display and over 600 young people present to represent their groups the Showcase & Awards Ceremony will be an energetic celebration of young peoples work in environmental protection, sustainable development and active citizenship.

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. The programme is open to any group of young people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland between 10 – 18 years of age.

This year, out of over 200 project entries from thousands of young people across Ireland and Northern Ireland, 60 fantastic projects have been shortlisted for the finals and to take part in the Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony at the Awards Ceremony.

The Showcase will be formally opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and will be followed by the Awards Ceremony.

Raising environmental awareness and active citizenship are integral to the European Green Capital Award, and are part of what the Jury look at when they are assessing the short listed cities that have made it through. The Jury examines what has the city done to communicate to its citizens on various environmental issues and looks at the city’s capacity to act as a role model to inspire other cities, promote best practices and spread the EGC model further – bearing in mind city size and location – including the city’s EGC communication strategy if they are to win.

To find out more information on the Jury and what they will be looking at click here

To find out more information on the European Green Capital Award click here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/index_en.html

To view the shortlisted cities for the 2014 European Green Capital Award click here

To read about Vitoria-Gasteiz the 2012 European Green Capital Award Click here

We will keep you posted on the winning Projects and all the news from the event.

Good luck to all who are taking part!

 

To find out more:

Watch this video:

http://youtu.be/e5cGqOCcCi0

 

Visit the website:

http://www.ecounesco.ie/eco-dev/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=166&Itemid=109

 

Check out the ECO UNESCO blog for all the latest news on the 2012 Young Environmentalist Awards!