Local Councillor Emer Higgins is encouraging students from primary and post primary schools to enter this year’s SEAI One Good Idea competition. Students will create a one-minute film and campaign to inspire people to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. This year, four regional finals will be held in Omniplex cinemas around the country. Students will see their film on the big screen and present their campaign to a panel of judges. Regional winners from each event will then compete at the National Final in Dublin.

The competition encourages students, their families and communities to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling climate change. Students will learn important skills in communication, film-making and creating change at a community level. In the last decade, over one and a half million people in Ireland have been reached by the projects put together by 7,500 inspiring schoolchildren. “Climate Change is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially our young people. I was delighted to be involved in the recent launch of South Dublin County Council Climate Change Action Plan 2019- 2024.” said Higgins

This year SEAI are asking students to make a one minute film and launch a creative awareness campaign about it in their community. The film and campaign should show people how their One Good Idea can make a difference to them, their pocket and our planet. “This competition is a fantastic way for young people to get involved, to learn about the actions they and their communities can take and to help spread the word. Using film and digital media as powerful methods of communicating and raising awareness, the students can be very effective in getting their message out there.” said Higgins

Closing date to register and submit your proposal is Friday, 18 October 2019. Students must submit their short film and details about their communication campaign by Friday, 31 January 2020.

Find out more information on this fantastic competition at www.seai.ie/news-and-media.