Offaly Secondary School is shortlisted for SEAI’s One Good Idea Project

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

Tullamore College in Co. Offaly is part of the top 50 teams chosen to put their campaign into action as part of the One Good Idea project.

Tullamore College in Co. Offaly is part of the top 50 teams chosen to put their campaign into action as part of the One Good Idea project.

Open to secondary schools throughout the country, the One Good Idea competition aims to inspire people to make small lifestyle changes that will use energy more efficiently and help tackle climate change.

Students from Tullamore College will now have in-school workshops and mentoring from the One Good Idea teams, who will help the students progress their campaigns. The team will then have the opportunity to progress to the prestigious national final which will be held in the Mansion House, Dublin on Friday, the 16th of May 2014 where they will pitch their idea to a panel of expert judges in a Dragons’ Den style format.

Organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and supported by the Better Energy programme, the aim of the project is to increase students’ understanding of energy efficiency and climate change by encouraging them to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling these important issues, as well as highlighting how one good idea can make a big difference to our pockets, ourselves and our planet.

Commenting on the One Good Idea project Aoife Cannon, Education Programme Executive with SEAI said: “It is extremely encouraging to see the level of enthusiasm amongst students and teachers from Co. Offaly on these important issues. The chosen teams made a very strong impression on the judges with their deep understanding of climate change and energy efficiency and we are very excited to begin the mentoring phase and watch these projects go from strength to strength!”

For more information on the One Good Idea project log onto www.seai.ie/onegoodidea, email onegoodidea@realevents.ie or call 01 5224830.