'Tell me How to Make a Difference'
'Inis Dom Conas Difrĺocht a Dhéanamh'
It's really important for us all to remember that every small positive thing we do to protect our environment can make a difference. Here are some really useful and easy tips to help you make a difference:
No.  1 Recycle empty cartons.
The easiest way to recycle empty cartons is to place them in the recycling bin at home or to take them to your nearest recycling centre.
One option for schools and nurseries looking to recycle their cartons is to contact their waste contractor to understand whether they can take them. It is possible that the contractor already sends the cartons for recycling.
No.  2 Never waste water
Save water in small ways, like don't leave the tap running when you're washing your teeth. Why not collect rain water in a barrel in your garden? This water can be used for watering the plants or washing the car.
No.  3 Turn off the light when you leave the room.
A room without anyone in it doesn't need the light on. So why waste all that energy? Simply turn the light out if you're the last person to leave a room!
No.  4 Close the door
It takes a lot of energy and costs a lot of money to heat a home or a school. Keep doors to the outside closed, so you don't let the heat escape.
No.  5 Reuse!
It's really fun to find new uses for old things. It makes a lot of sense for the environment too. Don't just throw something out! Think of all the energy and resources it took to make it and try to come up with a new use for it. Click here for a tremendous idea for re-using your Avonmore school milk carton. Remember to clean and recycle the used carton once you have finished using it.
No.  6 Compost
Put leftover apple cores, banana skins and any other fruit or vegetable peels in a compost bin, where they will eventually break down and turn into fertiliser.
No.  7 Walk, cycle or scoot to school
The more we drive our cars, the more we pollute the air. Cut down on pollution by walking, cycling or scooting to school. It's not only better for the environment, but it helps reduce traffic jams and it's super fun too!
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