One of Green Key International's sister programmes, also run by the Foundation for Environmental Education, is the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE). We are very proud to share with you that they have received the prestigious Earth Prize in Italy last weekend.
The YRE programme 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 issues through the media of writing, photography or video.
On 23-24 of June, YRE International Director Gosia Luszczek travelled to Luino, Italy to receive the very first edition of the Earth Prize on behalf of YRE International. She is extremely proud that the hard work of the National Operators, teachers, students, and the YRE International team has been recognized by WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress).
The Earth Prize was created by the WEEC Network as a prize for environmental education and landscape. “Earth Prize wants to be a multiplier of positive actions for the environment and the quality of life”, Luca Novelli, artistic director of the award, explains.
Adriána Henčeková, a journalist student highly involved with YRE in Slovakia, was invited to report on the event as a Young Reporter.
Read more about the Earth Award and the event in Italy on the official website.