Young Reporters for the Environment

Share your voice on an international stage

As an international environmental journalism competition, YRE gives anyone aged 11-25 the chance to investigate environmental issues and highlight their solutions.

Choose between three media types to tell your story:


Investigative Written Reporting

Video Journalism

Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)

Keep Scotland Beautiful is a member organisation of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) delivering the Eco-Schools, Wrigley's Litter Less and Young Reporters programmes in Scotland.

Formed in 1981, the Foundation for Environmental Education is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education. FEE's mission is to engage and empower people through education in collaboration with members and partners worldwide. FEE through its mission of fostering awareness, knowledge, participation, commitment, skills, actions and creativity on the environment and on sustainable development, shares the core values behind the Sustainable Development Goals.

Young Reporters for the Environment was initiated by FEE in 1994, and is now offered by FEE member organisations in 38 countries.

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) empowers young people aged 11-25 to take an educated stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography, and videos.

Our obligations to the next generation are the most important that we carry. A few weeks ago, I met some of the young climate change campaigners who’ve gone on strike from school to raise awareness of their cause. They want governments around the world to declare a climate emergency. They say that’s what the science tells us. And they are right. So today, as First Minister of Scotland, I am declaring that there is a climate emergency. And Scotland will live up to our responsibility to tackle it.

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland addressing the SNP Conference in 2019

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