Young Reporters for the Environment

EISBarcelona students participate in an international contest about journalism research on major current environmental issues

The primary goal of the ‘Litter Less Campaign, Young Reporters for The Environment’ contest is to involve students from the 35 countries where it takes place and to empower them to take a stand on the environmental issues in their town. The boys and girls who participate in the contest articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video.

The YRE programme organisers, who are in charge of selecting the participants, chose EISBarcelona for this year’s competition. The students who participated are in 1st Baccalaureate and ESO, and they worked to solve environmental issues they found in Sant Cugat and Sant Quirze del Vallès.

The projects, all in English, which the school presented were: ‘Do you waste or recycle?’, (by Martina Montefusco and Marta Segovia), Recycling Plastics (Àlex Vidal, Berzan Ekame, Kaan Özdemir, and Pau Tintoré) Can Recycling (Biel Alonso, Oriol Carreras, Aleix Anglada, and Mario de la Fuente); What If (Carlota Leopold, Cristina Lete, Alba Campos and Elena Padrós); Recycling is the New Trend (Neha Karani, Daniela Hinz, Berta Parrot, and Eugènia Colomer).

The Eco-Schools Foundation launched the contest with the support of the Fundació per a l’Educació Ambiental (FEE).