YRE from Environmental Defence. YRE from Environmental Defence.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 YRE Canada Eco-Journalism Competition for Youth! Youth from across the country investigated solutions to plastic pollution in their communities, and shared their findings through video, photography, and writing.

YRE Canada inspires youth ages 11-18 to seek solutions to environmental issues in their communities and to share their findings through writing, photography, or video. The program is run by Environmental Defence as part of Young Reporters for the Environment, an international program by the Foundation for Environmental Education.

Take a look at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries below. To view all the winners' contributions, please visit the YRE page on the Environmental Defence website.

FIRST PLACE

PHOTO

Ages 11-14

Willa Crowley, Home School, Fort St. James, B.C.

 

Ages 15-18

Nathirithanaa Umachandran, Emily Carr Secondary School, Woodbridge, ON

VIDEO

Ages 11-14

Matteo Colosimo and Johannus Fernando, Bill Crothers Secondary School, Unionville, ON.

Ages 15-18

Ivy Wang, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta, B.C.

ARTICLE

Ages 11-14

Jay Patel and Yohann Jacob, Morning Star Middle School, Mississauga, ON.

Roll up the rim to see the dark side of coffee cups 

Ages 15-18

Gabrielle Michael, Holy Name of Mary College School, Mississauga, ON

Reduce, Reuse, Refill

SECOND PLACE

PHOTO

Ages 11-14

Brendan Smith and Keaghyn King, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta, B.C.

Ages 15-18

Eric Augurusa, Emily Carr Secondary School, Woodbridge, ON.

VIDEO

Ages 11-14

Sukhmandip Kang, Sereena Dhindsa and Inderaj Prihar, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta, B.C.

Ages 15-18

Sydney Ferguson and Hannah Pinsk, Bill Crothers Secondary School, Unionville, ON.

ARTICLE

Ages 11-14

Kudrat Ghotra, Morning Star Middle School, Mississauga, ON.

Rise Above 

Ages 15-18

Megan Nguyen, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta, B.C.

It’s Time for Change

THIRD PLACE

PHOTO

Ages 11-14

Shaliyah Kerr, Ashley Mejia Jimenez and Laiba Shahid, Don Valley Middle School, Toronto, ON

 

Ages 15-18

Sara Viscardi, Emily Carr Secondary School, Woodbridge, ON

VIDEO

Ages 11-14

James Accinelli, Cody Palm and Jacob Rapp, Bill Crothers Secondary School, Unionville, ON

Ages 15-18

Kyle Chandrasena, Bill Crothers Secondary School, Unionville, ON

ARTICLE

Ages 11-14

Kashish Kashish, Morning Star Middle School, Mississauga, ON

Microbeads Affecting the Environment 

Ages 15-18

Claire Trotter, Holy Name of Mary College, Mississauga, ON

The Broken Blue Bin

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