#WorldWaterDay: Battle for the Boyne

Young people from YSD Drogheda's 'Battle for the Boyne' group

💧Today we celebrate #WorldWaterDay, and what better way to acknowledge it than to look at an amazing #YEA19 project that's tackling local water issues 💧

ECO-UNESCO's Youth for Sustainable Development group in Drogheda have entered their project 'Battle for the Boyne' into the water category of #YEA19.

The water category of the Young Environmentalist Awards encourages groups to look at water related issues such as the impact of pollution in oceans and rivers, water scarcity and water wastage. When groups enter the water category, they are working towards two of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals: Climate Action & Life Below Water.

In the groups own words:

"There is, unfortunately, widespread knowledge of dumping, especially of trolleys, in the river which has greatly affected the local wildlife and enjoyment of the river. Our project aims to raise awareness about the pollution in our river, the effect it is having, and lobby the council to take further action (e.g. through providing bins to discourage river dumping). Through partnership with our various school science department's, we are testing water samples from areas along the River Boyne using equipment in the school labs (E.g. Filtration for suspended particles using filter paper). We are conducting these water tests under supervision of a science teacher. "

Keep up to date with their project on Instagram @batte.for.the.boyne 📸

© 2023 by Feed The World. Proudly created with Wix.com

​​Call us:


​Find us: 

500 Terry Francois St. San Francisco, CA 94158

75 Thabo Sehume St. Pretoria South Africa 0001


9 Burgh Quay

Dublin 2

(01) 662 5491



  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
Eco UNESCO logo CMYK_Badge.png

 ECO-UNESCO is a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland Charity Regulatory Authority Number: 20015145

Revenue Number: CHY 7225 Company Number: 106860