Expression of Interest
Thank-you for your interest in the Young Reporters for the Environment Litter Less competition (YRE), a joint initiative of the Mars Wrigley Foundation and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
The competition engages and educates 11-25-year-old students on the issue of litter and waste and encourages them to make positive choices.
To help you get started we are offering 10 Aussie schools seed grants of $250 to reduce litter and affect positive behaviour change in your school.
How Does it Work?
- Students pick an environmental topic relating to litter, investigate it, and then report on it using one of three categories: Writing, Photography or Film
- Students create a plan for a media campaign which will highlight the issue of litter and waste through different media channels.
- Students organise a ‘Community Action Day’ where they raise awareness of an environmental litter issue to the whole school and/or wider community
- Students submit their work to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the National YRE competition.
- Australian winners for each category may be eligible to compete in the International YRE competition.
If your school is selected to participate in YRE 2021, you agree to:
- Learn about YRE through the educational resources that you will receive
- Use three of the eleven Lesson Plans created for Teachers
- Create a plan for a media campaign
- Organise a Community Action Day event promoting your YRE project
- Complete a final report
- Complete student post- survey on litter or similar impact monitoring activity
- Comply with 2021 program timeline:
31st May - Expressions of Interest close
1st September - Deadline for submissions
November - Community Action Day
November – National Winners announced
Complete the form below and good luck!