One Good Idea from ‘Generation Green’ Wins SEAI National Competition

Students from Presentation Secondary School, Thurles are the overall winners of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s search for ‘One Good Idea’ with their ‘Generation Green’ entry encouraging the use of cleaner, greener energy. The students showcased their work among twenty competing schools chosen from around the country to exhibit at the prestigious national final which took place today, Thursday May 3rd, in Dublin Castle.

The students from Presentation Secondary School, Thurles not only get the coveted title of national winners of the One Good Idea competition, but they will now go forward to represent Ireland in the U4Energy Awards. U4energy is the first pan-European competition on energy education organised by the European Commission.

The One Good Idea project is organised by SEAI and supported by the Better Energy programme and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. 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 and to highlight how one good idea can make a big difference to our pockets, ourselves and our planet. The winning students were presented with prizes including Eu1,000 for their school, iPod Touches and iTunes vouchers.

The award for the Senior One Good Idea Campaign went to ‘Dublin Area Recycling Team (DART)’ from Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney and the Junior One Good Idea Campaign award went to ‘Communergy’ from Mountmellick Community School, Co Laois. Both teams were awarded Eur500 for their school and iPods and iTunes vouchers for their team. Almost 1,500 students from 85 schools submitted campaigns to this year’s One Good Idea competition. For more information on the One Good Idea project log onto, email or call 01 5224830.

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