Our third green flag concentrated on conserving water both at school and at home.
Water is a very important and invaluable source to our environment. It is responsible for perserving life.
Did you know that less than 1% of all the water on Earth can be used by people? The rest is salt water (the kind you find in the ocean) or is permanently frozen and we can’t drink it, wash with it, or use it to water plants.
As our population grows, more and more people are using up this limited resource. Therefore, it is important that we use our water wisely and not waste it. If we put in an effort to save it, we can still help our planet.
In our school we are lucky to have spray taps fitted to our sinks and half flush buttons on our toilets. We can minimise our use of water this way.
Here are some helpful hints to help save water:
1-We would encourage you to turn off the taps when you don’t need them!Leaving the tap on while brushing your teeth can waste up to 6 litres.
2- Try your best to take a quick shower instead of a bath to save water.
3- Always fix leaking taps. STOP THE DRIP!
4- Rainwater can be collected to water plants which is better for them. Waste water from dishwashing can also be used to water plants.
5. Fill the kettle for the right amount of water.
6. Use your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full.
Thank you from Grace Moloney, Rea O’Loughlin, Robert Sheahan and Robin Heaney.