ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people.
Who We Are
ECO-Academy is ECO-UNESCO’s online learning platform bringing you environmental education and sustainability lessons. ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people. We work all across the island of Ireland and work with partners in Europe and internationally.
ECO-UNESCO is affiliated with the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA). WFUCA is a collection of groups that promote UNESCO’s values, messages and actions using communities’ own experience, skills and outlooks. We are a Key partner of UNESCO’s Global Action Programme in Education for Sustainable Development.
What We Do
At ECO-UNESCO, we work with young people in formal and nonformal settings, in secondary schools, youth services and communities across Ireland through our Young Environmentalist Awards, workshops, trainings or one of our affiliated ECO-UNESCO Clubs. Currently our longer term youth programmes are concentrated in the larger population areas through the Youth for Sustainable Development and ECO-Choices programmes. You can explore our wide range of programmes and services for young people from the age of 10 up to 25 at ecounesco.ie
At ECO-Academy, you can access environmental education from anywhere! We provide courses ranging from Climate Justice to Fast Fashion, and from short 2-hour courses to longer Transition Year modules on Sustainable Development.
We take a youth-centred approach, and promote learning for, about and in the environment.
We develop leadership skills, confidence, self-belief and self-esteem.
We provide an opportunity for young people to feel socially engaged and to make new friends.
We include young people’s views – they decide, they plan, they act and they engage their peers.