14 January 2013

Week 16 - Pursuing our 3rd Green flag!

The school is proud to inform you that we are currently applying for our third green flag, water. We are also monitoring our litter and waste, while keeping an eye on our energy consumption in the school.
We now want to involve the wider community so we have decided to use our school website to inform you of what exciting events are taking place over the next few weeks. This awareness campaign involves the whole school and their families and anyone who cares for their environment.
Lots of events are lined up, from projects to an Action Day on the 1st of February. Please keep up-to-date with our site as we will have lots of interesting tips and facts which will help us all.

10 Top Tips for saving water
1) Reduce leaks
Drips can waste 2,700 gallons of water per year.
2) Upgrade shower heads and toilets
A Low-Flow option can save 2 gallons of water per minute.
3) Reduce shower time
A 5 minute shower uses 10-25 gallons of water.
4) Full loads only
Reduces the need for unnecessary water usage.
5) Reuse water
Eg: Save the cold water used while water is warming up when doing the dishes.
6) When brushing
Turn the water off when brushing your teeth and only turn on when rinsing.
7) Flush only when necessary
By doing this, you can reduce the overall water usage.
8) Don't over-water
Reduce the frequency of watering the garden in Summer
9) Water plants in the morning
By doing this, you avoid unnecessary evaporation
10) Consider a water butt
Water butts can be used for many purposes in the garden, 
from plant watering to car washing.