Inspire lifestyle changes to save energy and help tackle climate change. This annual SEAI schools competition now in it's 10th year is open to primary and post primary schools.

Inspire people to make a difference

We all use energy every day at home, in school, and when we travel. Could we use less energy and still meet our needs? Every year we ask primary and post primary students to come up with One Good Idea that will:

  • Save energy
  • Help tackle climate change
  • Inspire lifestyle changes in the people around them

Tell us about your One Good Idea to help save energy and tackle climate change. Then design and launch a creative awareness campaign about it in your community. Your campaign should show people in your community how your One Good Idea can make a difference to them, their pocket and our planet.

2018 Winners Announced

A fantastic final took place on the 15th May in The Printworks, Dublin Castle. 20 teams presented the projects they have been working on since September. A huge thank you for all the work done by the teams and their teachers on really interesing projects. The following teams were announced as the winners.

  • Overall Winner - Bottle It, Errigal College, Donegal
  • Senior Winner - Rewind, Rewear, Remodel, Colaist Mhicil, Limerick
  • Junior Winner - Food Fanatics, Meanscoil Gharman, Wexford
  • Primary Winner - The Laundry Brigade, Castlegar National School, Galway
  • Primary Runner up - Legendary Light Savers, St Michael's School, Kerry
  • 10 year Special Merit Award - S.O.S (Save Our Seas), Abbey Community College, Roscommon
How to enter
Campaign Diary Form

Prizes for the winning teams

Every year the winning teams receive prizes for themselves and their teacher. All teachers who enter a team are in with a chance to win a prize too. Stay in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date.

The topics page will help teachers and students find the information you need for their project.

One Good Idea topics
View the 2017 winners

Curriculum links

Teachers, find out how One Good Idea is linked to the curriculum for both primary and post primary students.