Students with One Good Idea Win SEAI National Competition
6th May 2010
Students from Co.Dublin are the winners of SEAI’s nationwide search for ONE GOOD IDEA to tackle climate change and promote energy efficiency
Students from Loreto High School, Beaufort in Co. Dublin the overall winners of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland's (SEAI) search for One Good Idea with their project entitled The Sandwich Stops. The students showcased their work at the prestigious national final which took place today, Thursday the 6th of May, in Dublin Castle.
The One Good Idea campaignis a nationwide competition where post- primary schools devise an innovative campaign to improve awareness levels and understanding of climate change and energy efficiency. It is organised by SEAI and the Power of One working in partnership with Change.ie. Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan TD was in attendance to present the winning students with the fantastic prizes including €1,500 for their school, iPod Touches and iTunes vouchers. The MC for the event was Aidan Power from RTÉ's The Café.
Minister Ryan said "It is extremely encouraging to see students across Ireland putting such effort into developing projects to raise awareness and help tackle climate change. These students have shown us today that you can approach energy issues with imagination and creativity and really have fun at the same time. The One Good Idea project shows us that by making small changes we have the potential to produce enormous results."
Professor Owen Lewis, CEO of SEAI said: "It is great to see the One Good Idea campaign go from strength to strength as more and more students get involved to suggest how best to address energy issues. We launched the pilot scheme in 2008 and since then the standard of ideas we have seen has been inspirational. The students of today are tomorrow's industrialists and business leaders so it is very positive that our students are developing such a deep understanding of climate change."
The award for the Senior One Good Idea Campaign went to Blackwater Community School in Co.Waterford for their project entitled The Foodies and the Junior One Good Idea Campaign award went to Scoil Mhuire in Co.Cork for their project entitled Green Beings. Both teams were awarded €1,000 for their school and iPods and iTunes vouchers for their team.
For more information on the One Good Idea project log onto www.seai.ie/onegoodidea, email email@example.com or call 01 5224800
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has a mission to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. The Authority is financed by Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programme co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.
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