UN announces environment education programme for students

New Delhi, June 24 (Calcutta Tube) In order to spread awareness about the environment and develop young leaders in the field, the United Nations Thursday announced a global environment educational programme for students.

The Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Programme (BYEEP) organised by healthcare company Bayer and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will help young people learn about trends and perspectives in the field of environmental protection and sustainability, said a statement from Bayer.

The two winners of BYEEP 2010 from India will visit the Bayer headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, on a week-long study trip, which will give them the opportunity to gain first hand experience of best environmental protection practices by the company, people and government in industrialised countries.

The programme is open to all Indian students within the age group of 18-24 years actively involved in a current or completed environmental project.

The application forms are available on the India section of www.bayeryoungenvoy.com/en. The last date for submission of entries is Aug 15, 2010.

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