Welcome To Our Website

Welcome to our website! We are a group of six 4th Year students doing a year long project on Climate Change and using the information we learn, we will form a campaign and enter "The One Good Idea Competition". Our main focus is trees and we created this website to help spread our message "Cut Back, Not Down" and to provide information on Climate Change itself and trees. 

Our team members are Caroline Brennan, Colleen Kelly, Deirdre Harford, Eniola Kasim, Jade Bakare and Samantha Burns.

Here is a video that visually interpret what our project was all about:

Here is annother link to a video of ours that we made whilst visiting one of the local primary schools:
http://www.loretobalbriggan.ie/archives/20102011/ty/teamtreetoone/funstuff.html. It can be found at the bottom of our "fun stuff" page.

The last updated page was our homepage. It was updated on the 14th of July, 2012.

About The One Good Idea Competition

The One Good Idea Competition is run annually by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. It's aim to the highlight the power that one person has to help prevent climate change. Students work in teams of two to six members. Each team researches, designs and implements an awareness campaign to tackle climate change or promote energy efficiency to one of the four target audiences: adults and the wider community, your peers, primary school children or local businesses.

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Our Project

We decided to base our project on trees, a major cause of Climate Change. We researched climate, climate change, carbon sink, deforestation and reforestation, how to plant a tree, native Irish trees as well as trees and the environment in general to name a few things. We picked primary school children as our target audience and we came up with a very creative idea for our campaign.

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Climate Change

What is Climate Change? Well, before you can understand this concept you need to understand what the word climate means...

What is Climate?

Climate is the "average weather" of a place over a long period of time (usually 30 years). It includes temperature, rainfall and wind. By knowing a place's climate we can guess that summer will quite warm, about 19°C and that winter will be quite cold, about 3°C. To figure out the climate for Ireland, weather information is collected from all around the country every hour and is recorded. By comparing these records over a long period of time we can figure out what Ireland's weather is usually like.

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Info on Trees

This is our tree information page - here you will find a couple of fascinating facts about trees- the topic of our project. Read on to amaze your friends with your spectacular tree knowledge!

Did you know?

1) Trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
2) The amount of oxygen produced by an acre of trees per year equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually. One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.
3) One acre of trees removes up to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide each year.
4) Shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer.

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13th May - News Update

The One Good Idea has finally ended- we must say it was fun while it lasted! We spent the whole day in Dubllin castle and saw many other projects- it obvious that Team Tree To One weren't the only ones who had workeed hard and made good progress with their projct this year.

Moving on... The results of the competition are out and...

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Fun Stuff

Hello and welcome to Team Tree to One's Fun Stuff Page. Are you ready to have hours of countless fun? Is your answer yeah? .... Then take a seat, buckle up and take ride on Team Tree to One roller-coaster of fantabulous fun! We made all of these funducational activities ourselves and we hope you enjoy them.

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