FuJo member & Ireland’ Climate Ambassador Inspires Hundreds at Green-Schools Awards Ceremony


Mr. Muhammad Sayyam Afzal, a Climate Ambassador and Doctoral researcher, delivered an motivational talk at the Green-Schools awards ceremony. With students from 56 schools in attendance, the event aimed to celebrate achievements in environmental sustainability and ignite a deeper commitment to climate action.

The event, held at DCU, brought together vibrant young minds who share a common goal: to make a positive impact on the environment and foster a sustainable future. As a PhD researcher investigating the media framing of climate change crises in global north and south countries, Muhammad Sayyam Afzal has been at the forefront of this movement.

In his speech, Mr. Muhammad Sayyam Afzal shared his personal journey as a Climate Ambassador and highlighted the role of communication in addressing the climate crisis. With his expertise in climate journalism and recognition as one of the top 100 emerging journalists through British worldwide program in 2021, he brought a unique perspective to the challenges we face.

Mr. Muhammad Sayyam Afzal emphasized the power of collective action and the significance of individual contributions. He shared stories of impactful campaigns, successful initiatives, and the positive changes already witnessed in local biodiversity and climate awareness. His words resonated deeply with the audience, igniting a sense of hope and urgency.

The Green-Schools awards ceremony was a testament to the dedication and hard work of students, teachers, and communities across Ireland. It celebrated their achievements in reducing carbon footprints, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering environmental stewardship. The event recognized the Green Flag recipients and honoured their commitment to creating a greener and healthier world.

Muhammad Sayyam Afzal stressed the importance of education and awareness, encouraging students to use their voices and drive transformative change in their communities.

Following the event, Muhammad Sayyam Afzal expressed his gratitude, stating, “It was an incredible honour to address such an esteemed audience at the Green-Schools awards ceremony. The passion and dedication I witnessed today reaffirmed my belief in the power of collective action. Together, we can create a sustainable and thriving future.”