FIVE schools in Cork are to compete in a competition promoting energy efficiency and curbing climate change.
Students from; Rushbrooke Convent N.S., St. Mary’s High School in Middleton, Davis College, St Vincent’s Secondary School, and Scoil Mhuire Lourdes in Cork will compete in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) One Good Idea Regional Finals, which will take place on February 24 in Omniplex Cinema Cork and February 27 in Omniplex Cinema Rathmines, Dublin.
Finalists have created a one-minute film and campaign to inspire people to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
They will see their film on the big screen and present their campaign to a panel of judges. This year, four regional finals will be held in Omniplex cinemas around the country.
Regional winners from each event will then compete at the National Final in Dublin in on Thursday, April 23.
The SEAI One Good Idea Competition encourages students, their families and communities to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling climate change.
Some of the good ideas this year include: ‘Power Busters’, from Rushbrooke Convent NS, who set up a ‘No Power Hour’ once a month; ‘We can’t do it solo(r)’, from St Mary’s High School, Midleton, who are fundraising for solar panels for their school; ‘The Young Reducers’, from Davis College, who want to reduce the cost of producing plastic and save energy on transport costs; ‘Denim Divas’, from St Vincent’s Secondary School, are encouraging people to open your mind before you open your purse; ‘The Sassy Sixty Savers’, from Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, who are asking people to turn off all electrical appliances in the home for one hour a day.