Water is the third theme of the Green-Schools programme. The Water theme looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this important resource in our schools and at home.

Useful Tips to Conserve Water at Home:

  • Turn off the taps when washing your teeth – you can save six litres of water

  • Take a shower not a bath – don’t use power showers as a 10 minute shower uses as much water as three baths!

  • Fill the kettle for the right amount – you can save energy as well.

  • Use water from a water butt to water your plants

  • Never use a hose pipe in your garden

  • Always fix leaking taps

  • Use your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full, thus saving energy as well!

  • Visit Irish Water’s website to learn more about being water smart in the home.

Window Farms

Emily Robyn-Archer came in to do a water workshop with the boys.

She spoke with them about the importance of water conservation.

Together with the class, Emily built a "Window Farm."