The doors open for post-primary students from Meath to start working on their 'One Good Idea' project to inspire people to make small lifestyle changes that will use energy more efficiently and help tackle climate change.
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.
Post primary schools from Meath are invited to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winners; team 'Tree of a Kind' from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co Dublin who developed an education programme for primary school pupils about energy efficiency and climate change. The national final will include a Dragons’ Den style adjudication process for the teams who progress to this stage. The winning teams will be awarded with thousands of euros worth of fantastic prizes to both the students and the schools at a national final to be held in the Mansion House in Dublin in May 2014.
The One Good Idea project allows groups of students to work in teams to research, design and implement a campaign to promote energy efficiency and improve climate change awareness to one of three target audiences: their peers, adults and the wider community or primary school children. Students can use events, drama, art, music, film, photography or writing to bring their idea to life and ensure the message reaches their audience in the most effective way. They can design their campaign around a number of topics relating to Energy Efficiency and Climate Change. There is plenty of support available from SEAI including a project pack, a new and improved website full of ideas and resources, in-school workshops and mentoring from the One Good Idea team, who are on hand to help the top 50 teams progress their campaigns.
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