The competition asked Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ TY students to demonstrate research, creativity and care with the design of their training course proposal. Students were inspired think about the impact of their chosen courses and how their course would encourage positive behavioural change in relation to the UN SDGs.
The Lean & Green Skillnet received 11 course proposals in total for review, a fantastic response from over 40 Laurel Hill Transition Year students. The proposals were then shortlisted to a final five of which an overall winner and runner up were selected. The judges gave additional recognition to a third proposal for its creativity. The Lean & Green Skillnet would like to thank all entrants for their hard work on each of the proposals and for the creative and imaginative ideas for the various courses.
Congratulations to Alannah Ní Lonargáin and Caoimhe Nic an Adhastair on their winning entry, “Sustainable Urbanism”. As this proposal stated, with over “50% of the world’s population living in cities”, generating over “70% of global emissions”, we must look at how we build our cities and focus on how we can make them more sustainable long term. This entry showed innovation and creative course design and was backed up by credible research referenced from reliable sources. The well-rounded proposal would be sure to encourage others to act in relation to sustainability in their own cities, towns and day-to-day lives.