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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.
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.
the information, we found that the families of Portlaw National School needed
TRY NOT TO LEAVE THE TAP RUNNING WHILE BRUSHING
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
REPAIR LEAKING TAPS IMMEDIATELY
TO HAVE LAGGING JACKETS ON THEIR CYLINDERS
TO SHOWER RATHER THAN BATH.
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.
Do you leave the tap running when brushing your teeth?
Do you use a half load on your washing machine?
you aware that electrical appliances have energy efficient ratings?
When boiling water, Do you usually boil more than required?
55.1% 35% yes
44.9% 65% no
Q. Do you take a
shower instead of a bath?