Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a program designed to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and give them a platform to to express these issues through the media of writing, photography or video.

The program offers enthusiastic young people a chance to have their voices heard through high-quality journalistic work. The ultimate goal of these Young Reporters is to identify environmental injustices, highlight solutions and involve the appropriate authorities to address the environmental issues.

YRE is currently active in more than 42 countries worldwide and is still growing!

Program Summary

YRE is designed for students aged 11 – 25 years.

Students are asked to pick an environmental topic relating to litter, waste or environmental pollution, investigate it, and then report on it using one of three categories: writing, photography or film.

You’ll also be required to plan an environmental campaign or community action day where students will share their ideas and projects to raise awareness of an environmental issue within the wider school and community.

Entry forms

Support the YRE Australia Program

Support passionate young Australians reporting on environmental issues close to home. There are many ways to get involved, check out the prospectus below.

Download the 22/23 partnership prospectus