Students appeal for support in eco awards

Published 20/05/2014 | 05:24

These two young lads were way too busy to give their names during National Food Day in St. Joseph's National School, Carlow.
These two young lads were way too busy to give their names during National Food Day in St. Joseph's National School, Carlow.

Young people from Youthreach Carlow and Borris Vocational school are appealing for the help of the Carlow public in emerging successful at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Ceremony in Dublin's Mansion House next week.

The two Carlow groups were among the 75 across the country whose biodiversity and eco-health and well-being projects were shortlisted for the awards. Borris Vocational School's Transition Year Biodiversity Garden and Youthreach's 'Nip it in the Butt' projects are looking for the public's vote to help them lay clay to the Young Environmentalist People's Choice Award.

The People's Choice Award is the only category that is out of the judges' hands with the public having all the power. You can have your say and get behind our local projects by visiting www.ecounesco.ie

Speaking about the People's Choice Awards, National Director of ECO-UNESCO Elaine Nevin commented; 'The work put into all of these finalists' projects has been enormous. While the judges will have their say on the category winners, this is an excellent opportunity for the public to get involved with the Young Environmentalist Awards and lend support to their favourite eco-action project of 2014! The public are certainly spoiled for choice in choosing a favourite this year and I wish all of the finalists the very best of luck!'

Carlow People

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