Holy Trinity ‘eco warriors’ do battle and take top title

Holy Trinity College win at Global Wind Awards (l-r) Michael Conlan, Olympic Boxer; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, HTC Eco Warrior; Mr Jason Cooke, SSE Airtricity; Shea O'Neill, Dr Ian Humphreys, CEO Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful; Ciara Mallon and Rebecca Rose Conway Holy Trinity College Eco Warriors.
Holy Trinity College win at Global Wind Awards (l-r) Michael Conlan, Olympic Boxer; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, HTC Eco Warrior; Mr Jason Cooke, SSE Airtricity; Shea O'Neill, Dr Ian Humphreys, CEO Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful; Ciara Mallon and Rebecca Rose Conway Holy Trinity College Eco Warriors.

HOLY Trinity College’s efforts to reduce its energy consumption have earned them a prestigious eco award.

The school was awarded the title of Northern Ireland’s leading secondary school Operation Energy project of the year at the 2014 SSE Airtricity and Eco-Schools Global Wind Awards.

The title recognised the special efforts made by Holy Trinity in studying the Eco-Schools Energy topic.

The first Global Wind Awards were hosted by UTV weatherman, Frank Mitchell.

Holy Trinity pupils received their award from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Managing Director, Ian Humphreys and SSE Airtricity’s, Jason Cooke.

Chris Callan, Holy Trinity College Eco-Coordinator said: “The decision to enter Operation Energy School of the Year was a bit of a no brainer really. We have made great progress in reducing our energy consumption.

“Participation in the World Day of Action, Power Down Day highlighted the electricity usage and wastage in our school. Overall it was a major success for the eco warriors and the school. Every school should take part in this activity.”

SSE Airtricity’s Jason Cooke said: “Congratulations to Holy Trinity College and indeed to all the finalists who took part. The quality of entries into this year’s Global Wind Awards made the adjudication process extremely difficult, but, Holy Trinity College showed a real commitment to studying the topic.”