Young Reporters for the Environment

Report on the environmental issue you care about

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 video.

Watch Xander's entry which received an honourable mention in the YRE International Competition 2020

Why become a Young Reporter?

Create media that expresses your concerns, opinions, and resolutions.

Inform others about issues in your local area.

Inspire others to take action.

Share ideas with like-minded young people from around the world.

Young Reporters Scotland gives young people the platform to tell the stories that matter to them because, in the end, it's stories that will inspire change.

Ross Brannigan, National YRE Winner and

International Young Reporters for the Environment Runner-Up 2019

Choose an environmental topic

This could be anything you want it to be. Its your project and you can choose any environmental topic that is important to you.

Select a media type

Written | Photography | Film

Further information for each category can be found in resources.

Research your topic

Conduct interviews, read around the topic, use the resources section of the Young Reporters Scotland website, and investigate possible solutions.

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.

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