Airtricity and Eco-Schools Awards
Posted 17/04/2013 00:00:00
A powerful event for Eco-Schools
Over 900 Eco-Schools invited to enter the Airtricity Global Wind Awards
Tuesday 16 April: The launch of the inaugural Airtricity & Eco-Schools Global Wind Awards took place today with a little help from the pupils at Orangefield Primary School, Castlereagh.
More than 900 schools from across Northern Ireland are being invited to enter the Airtricity & Eco-Schools Global Wind Awards, which celebrate and recognise the efforts that EcoSchools pupils and teachers in primary and secondary schools across Northern Ireland are making towards the environment of their school and their local community.
The Awards categories, which include Eco-Committee of the Year and Operation Energy Project of the Year, are open to all schools that have registered to take part in Eco-Schools and Airtricity’s Operation Energy programme. To enter the Awards, all each school needs to do is submit a short 500 word entry sharing their Eco-Schools ideas and achievements over the last 12 months. Closing date for the receipt of entries is Monday 20th May. Please click here for a copy of the Entry Form.
Shortlisted finalists will be announced in May and will be invited to progress on to an awards ceremony to be held at Airtricity’s Slieve Kirk Wind Farm in County Derry/Londonderry on Thursday 20th June, The event will be a highlight of Global Wind Week, the annual celebration of wind power and renewable energy.
Josh Bradley, Airtricity, said: “After working with Eco-Schools for almost two years now, it’s clear there’s a real enthusiasm amongst schools for studying the energy topic. The launch of our new Airtricity & Eco-Schools Global Wind Awards is designed to reward pupils and schools for this enthusiasm and for the fantastic and dedicated work they’ve committed towards studying energy and the environment. We look forward to recognising their achievements later this June at our inaugural awards ceremony to be held in Derry/Londonderry.”
Carmel Fyfe, Eco-Schools Manager at TIDY Northern Ireland, added: “Through the hands-on, pupil-led Eco-Schools Programme our young people are working continuously to create cleaner, greener, healthier schools and communities. It is inspiring to see all the great work being done and we are delighted to be supported by Airtricity in recognising and rewarding these efforts.”
In addition to a guided tour of Airtricity’s Slieve Kirk Wind Farm, finalists attending the Global Wind Awards event in June will also have the opportunity to win renewable energy education sets and energy efficiency goodie packs for their schools and their Eco-Committee.
We look forward to receiving entries from alll our registered Eco-Schools.