Students From Tralee Schools Are Finalists In Young Environmentalist Awards

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TWO projects from Tralee schools are among the four Kerry entries which have reached the final of this year’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA).

Hosted by ECO-UNESCO, the winner’s will be announced virtually at the YEA ceremony on this Wednesday.

‘Feabhsaigh Fast Fashion’ from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí is a finalist in the Climate Change category while ‘Covid 9-Team’ from Mercy Mounthawk are shortlisted in the Waste category.

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The other Kerry finalists are ‘Climate Crew’ from Castleisland Community College in the Biodiversity category and ‘Sustainable Sem- Sensory Community Garden’ from St Brendan’s College, Killarney in the Climate Change category.

The Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-island programme that recognises and rewards young people aged 10-18 who have taken environmental action and come up with innovative solutions to environmental issues.

Over 200 projects applied to the YEA programme this year. Despite Covid-19 interruptions, young people continued to work on their projects at school, at home and during youth clubs in an effort to tackle climate issues.

The YEA Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 26 on ECO-UNESCO’S YouTube Channel – ECO-UNESCO Ireland in a live transmission at 2pm. For more information on the Young Environmentalist Awards please go to 

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