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“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

– Mahatma Gandhi


Environmental awareness and sustainability is one of the biggest challenges facing this generation. Every one of us has a responsibility to play our part and that includes entrepreneurs and businesses.


Enterprises play a huge role in sustainability and this year we are delighted to once again be working with the EPA to encourage our community of student entrepreneurs to drive sustainability and the circular economy in their business ventures.


You and your peers are the future of Irish and global business ….

the changes you make and continue to make will play a part in sustaining our planet now and for years to come

How Eco-Friendly is Your Student Enterprise???


  • Does your business idea help with environmental protection/sustainability?
  • Does it tie in with one of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)?
  • Are you using sustainable/recyclable materials?
  • Can your waste materials be re-purposed?
  • Can you reduce the amount of energy you use in running your student enterprise?
  • Can you use waste material from another business/household in your business?
  • Do you offer customer refills?
  • Can you reduce your printing?
  • Can you educate your customers on sustainability?

EPA National Sustainability Awards 2024


Thanks to our sponsors, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), three student enterprises will be awarded for excellence in sustainability at our National Final in 2024.

One award will be given in each of the junior, intermediate and senior categories for students who show their commitment to sustainability through their mini company.

Whether it’s the product or service itself or how you and your team mates have run your mini company day to day over the year … we will be recognising you for EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY.

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