Sarah Collins is one of the first students in East Cork to become part of An Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme. In September 2019, she represented Ireland and Plan International Ireland at the first-ever Youth Climate Action Summit in New York. The UN Youth Climate Summit was a platform for young climate action leaders to showcase their solutions at the United Nations and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.

Sarah recently attended training by An Taisce in Cork city and joins 112 other Climate Ambassadors from around the country in presenting new information on climate change to the public and working with their communities on climate actions, to raise awareness and reduce the effects of climate change while making their communities more sustainable.

Sarah received training from the An Taisce’s Climate Action Team along with experts in communications to develop the necessary skills to bring an understanding of climate change to their community. Sarah was feeling beyond excited at the opportunity to meet the other new Climate Ambassadors, stating, “I can’t wait to meet the other Climate Ambassadors and hopefully get involved in some cool events and work with different people. The one thing I hope to do during my time as an ambassador is to bring about positive change when it comes to climate change and show people that even the smallest thing can make a difference!”


Sarah is available to work on climate actions/events in Cork by contacting her through email at