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(1) Young Environmentalist Awards 2018 - Extended Registration

Final call for young people to take Eco-Action as the deadline to register for the Young Environmentalist Award 2018 has been extended. The YEA is the biggest and longest running Eco-Action programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise awareness of local and global environmental issues and promote practical actions to improve the environment. Register online for a free information pack with everything you need to know to run a successful eco-action project.

Fore more information, please click here. Registration deadline: 20 December.

(2) Applications open for the Global Citizen Award (GCA)

The GCA encourages and recognises international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. 

Who is it for?

All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. The 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing the award to be reflective without restriction on when they went volunteering.

What will volunteers get from it?

  • Champion global justice issues

  • Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development

  • Social media, advocacy and blog writing skills

  • Network and make connections with like-minded people

  • Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network

For further information and to apply, please click here