Students from Skerries Community College have been shortlisted for National Environmental Award. The transition year students have been selected as one of the shortlisted projects in ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards 2009. The students of Skerries Community College are recognised for their outstanding environmental action projects ‘Improve personal hygiene in school’, ‘Guerrilla Gardeners’ and ‘Walk your way to well being’. “We are extremely proud of all the young environmentalists that participated in this year’s programme,” said Elaine Nevin, National Director of ECO-UNESCO. “All of the shortlisted projects show a great deal of creativity and innovation in their approach to protecting the environment and promoting environmental awareness.” Representatives from ECO-UNESCO visited Skerries Community College last Monday 31 March, during a national tour of shortlisted projects. Individuals can come out to support the young people from Skerries Community School when the 2009 Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase opens to the public on Wednesday 20th May at the Round Room in Dublin’s Mansion House. This year marks the ten-year anniversary of ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards. In the past decade, nearly 12,000 young people aged 12-18 have participated from Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Young Environmentalist Awards encourage young people to take action and raise awareness of environmental issues in their own community.