TO PARTICIPATE IN THE young reporters for the environment PROGRAMME YOU MUST FIRST BECOME A MEMBER OF FOUNDATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.
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 begin 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.
YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT ADVANTAGES
The advantages of the Young Reporters for the Environment programme are many and varied: from the primary objectives of environmental protection and education for sustainable development, to the rewards such accreditation brings in the form of more awareness and a higher level of environmental responsibility among the participants and those they influence in their community.
Some of the benefits include:
- An oportunity to receive corporate funding by running campaigns in collaboration with the Head Office and corporate partners
- The right to market a programme that the operating organisation runs as endorsed by UNEP, UNESCO and the European Environment Agency among others
- An opportunity to engage students, increase their environmental knowledge, and cultivatecritical behaviour
- Investing in the future of the operating organisation as a result of raising the profile of what they do among students – tomorrow’s leaders, supporters and advocates of their work
FIND YOUR LOCAL young reporters for the environment PARTNER
Find out if your country already runs Young Reporters for the Environment: simply search on the map below and contact your local FEE member to get involved straight away. If your country does not have a representative for the Foundation for Environmental Education and its programmes yet, perhaps you could be the one to join the ranks of our world-renowned organisation. Please see our Becoming a Member section on the FEE website for more information.