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This year one of the topics we took on was Water. Therefore our Environmental Review this year was a Water Questionnaire. We carefully thought of the questions and the information we required and placed them on a sheet explaining about our Green School project this year. This was sent home to all the parents/guardians in the school for their completion and returned.

When we had received all the questionnaires back, Melissa McInerney, Darren Foran and Niamh Dunphy from the Green School Committee came together with Sam Butler from 6th Class and tallied all of the answers. Melissa, Darren, Niamh and Sam then processed all our results into tables and pie charts.

Using the information, we found that the families of Portlaw National School needed to:

         TRY NOT TO LEAVE THE TAP RUNNING WHILE BRUSHING THEIR TEETH

         TRY NOT TO BOIL MORE WATER THAN WE NEED WHEN MAKING A CUP OF TEA

         TRY TO USE THE HALF LOAD SETTING ON OUR WASHNG MACHINE

         REPAIR LEAKING TAPS IMMEDIATELY

         COLLECT RAINWATE R

         TRY TO HAVE LAGGING JACKETS ON THEIR CYLINDERS                         

  TRY TO SHOWER RATHER THAN BATH.

We also looked closely at the water usage in the school and where improvements could be made. We also compared some of the answers we received from our Energy questionnaire in 2004 with our Water questionnaire. You can see improvements in some very important areas which hopefully will save energy and water usage.

 

Q. Do you leave the tap running when brushing your teeth?

2004                                     2006

    56.1%                 29%      yes

     43.9%                  71%       no

Q. Do you use a half load on your washing machine?

    2004               2006

   69.4%                    56%     yes

   30.6%                  44%        no

Q. Are you aware that electrical appliances have energy efficient ratings?

2004                        2006

73.5%                89%     yes

26.5%               11%     no

Q. When boiling water, Do you usually boil more than required?

     2004                     2006

    55.1%                   35%      yes

   44.9%                   65%      no

Q. Do you take a shower instead of a bath?

     2004           2006

   80.6%                70%

   19.4%                30%

 

 

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