Green is the colour for award-winning students

 

A Co Tipperary school project promoting clean energy to help the environment and the economy received the national One Good Idea award yesterday.

The group, from Presentation Secondary School, Thurles, were among 1,500 students to enter the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland competition to find “one good idea” to meet the challenge.

Giving parents a chance to test-drive an electric car and convincing local shops to sell strogs (straw logs) were among the initiatives by the winning Thurles “Generation Green” team.

Thurles transition year student Emma Kerwick (16) said: “Everyone knows but they . . . know enough to do anything about it.”