CONGRATULATIONS to second year students in Naas Community College who have proceeded to round two of the SEAI One Good Idea Competition.
This year’s theme was to develop ideas to reduce energy use.
Students had to develop their idea, implement and promote their One Good Idea.
In February the students will present their One Good Idea to a panel of judges and hopefully proceed to the final in April. Congratulations and best of luck to all those involved.
The first good idea was Plugs Limited byNeil Sheridan, Aidan Walsh, Jakub Smorag, Louis Grainger and Igor Sulkowski. They are encouraging people to give the earth a hug and buy a time plug.
They say: “It is our responsibility to reduce energy and save our planet. Time plugs are a simple way to save energy. Time plugs have a switch that turns off appliances at a designated time when plugged into the socket, therefore saving energy when the appliances are not in use. Time plugs cost as little as €5 and you can save up to 40% on you electricity bill. An average household can save up to €400 annually while reducing their energy use and saving the environment.”
The second project is Walk a Mile and the World will Smile by Maisy Fox and Abbie Kelly.
They say substituting cars for walking and public transport is a great way to reduce energy use, improve the environment and your own wellbeing.
“If you make this small change you can reduce your carbon footprint by 2,177kg annually. Replacing your car with public transport can save you €8,789.20 on fuel. Walking is also great for your mental health. If you make these changes not only will the earth smile, so will you.”