With members in 73 countries around the world, the Foundation for Environmental Education programmes represent the absolute cutting edge in Education for Sustainable Development and Environmental Education. Our programme educate young people to cultivate a more environmentally conscious approach in their lives and promote sustainable business practices and the protection of our valuable natural resources. It is the vision of the Foundation for Environmental Education that our programmes empower people everywhere to live sustainably and in an environmentally conscious manner.
Recognised by UNESCO as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, our strength comes from our members who share our convictions and execute our programmes with great efficiency on a daily basis. Hand-picked by Foundation for Environmental Education for their dedication and outstanding ability, it is these local organisations who make the Foundation for Environmental Education the much respected, admired and trusted entity that it is today.
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) aims to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these frustrations through the media of writing, photography or video.
The programme offers these enthusiastic youngsters a chance to make their voices heard and to feel that they are being listened to.
The ultimate goal of these young reporters is to highlight environmental injustices and to have them righted by the appropriate authorities, but the upshot of this is that these young people get to feel like they can make a difference and hopefully the opportunities provided by YRE engenders in them the desire to continue to do so.
YRE gives its young participants various opportunities to participate in international conferences on environmental issues. So far, YRE has sent Young Reporters to the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Japan and the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in Sweden. YRE will seek more opportunities for passionate youths from around the world to express themselves on the international stage.
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For more information:
Malgorzata (Gosia) Luszczek
International Young Reporters for the Environment Director
International Young Reporters for the Environment Assistant/ Wrigley Project Coordinator
Chief Executive Officer