When we were awarded our Litter and Waste Flag last year, the inspectors were so impressed by how much we had managed to reduce our litter waste. They commended us on our great efforts to reduce and reuse. We have been working to maintain this great effort as well as striving towards our next Green Flag, the flag for water conservation.
Our Green Schools committee members have been working busily to make sure we are on the right track. As part of their campaign, they are urging everyone to continue to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever they can at school and at home and to only bring reusable water bottles to school.
They are also urging everyone to check that all taps are turned off properly and that water is not left running unnecessarily. Water is precious, so we must not waste it! Thank you to all the teachers for allowing our committee members speak to their classes and gather important data for our Green Schools survey.
Last year, Green Schools throughout Ireland save 592 million litres of water! That’s enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools or make 2.3 billion cups of tea!