ECO-UNESCO’s 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.
Since 1999, ECO-UNESCO has run the YEA programme to honour the work of young people to protect, conserve and enhance the environment through local environmental projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others both locally and globally. Over 49,000 young people have taken part in the YEA since it began, bringing about lasting change to the environment, and reaching countless others with awareness-raising campaigns in schools and communities throughout Ireland.
The YEA programme is a fun and exciting way to empower young people to become better citizens, to build awareness of environmental issues in the community and promote local actions and lifestyle changes to improve the environment.
FOXROCK YOUTH CLUB PRESENT “COIN THE PLANET”
“When people show they do well on safe driving using apps on mobile phones, they can get discounts from car insurance companies. When people buy products that care for the planet, why can’t they get credit? We develop an application that maps supermarket products into environmental footprints. Reducing environmental (carbon, water, waste, minerals) footprints can be credited. We are talking to retailers, companies and government agencies about turning such consumer environmental credits into coins (low VAT, loyalty discounts, sale discounts). The project wants to “coin” consumers that buy sustainable products that care for “the planet”.
Vote for “COIN THE PLANET” for a People’s Choice Award. Voting is open until midnight 18th May 2020.
Scroll to Project #58 “Coin the Planet”, Click to Vote. Enter: 2020-333
CLICK HERE FOR A QUICK VIDEO SHOWING HOW TO VOTE!!
Come on over and get involved!! Eco Unesco have an exciting week starting the 18th to 22nd May. They have environmental workshops, talks, courses and trainings for Mentors and Teachers, Cooking Sessions, Career Discussions, and even a Film Screening with Catriona Rogerson.
The ECO WEEK Timetable is HERE click in to book your workshop!