‘Eco School’ Joins Forces With Law Firm To Offer Tips On Water Conservation
Law firm Irwin Mitchell has enlisted the help of children at Hunter’s Bar Infant School to raise awareness of the importance of conserving water in the run up to World Water Day (Thurs 22 March).
This year's theme is 'Nature for Water' and explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Irwin Mitchell, Kate Rawlings, said:
Expert OpinionThanks to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, countries around to world have committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and there are targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.
For these targets to be met all governments, businesses and individuals need to rally together and Irwin Mitchell takes that responsibility seriously.
Kate Rawlings - Corporate Social Responsibility Manager & Associate
To help Irwin Mitchell raise awareness of World Water Day the city centre based firm asked for some expert advice from pupils on the ‘Green Team’ at Hunter’s Bar, a certified 'Eco School'.
The children aged five and six, were quick to provide some eye catching designs and tips to encourage the firm’s employees to save water both at work and at home.
Head of the school’s Green team, Jill Ellis, said: “We think it’s really important to educate children from an early age when it comes to protecting our environment for generations to come. Children probably receive more education about sustainability than ever before, so we were thrilled when Irwin Mitchell asked for our help.”
- Check all taps, pipes and toilets for leaks
- Take shorter showers
- Never use your toilet as a bin
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving
- Rinse vegetables in a full sink or pan of water rather than under a running tap
- Fully load your dishwasher
- Rinse dishes in a full sink or pan of water
- Wash full loads of clothes
- Don't over-water the garden
- Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late in evening
- Equip all hoses with shut-off nozzles
- Plant drought-tolerant or low water-use plants and grasses
- Use a bucket instead of a hose to wash your car
- Use a broom rather than a hose to clean pavements, driveways, and patios.
Despite the fact the demand for water grows as our population and economy does, our usable supply is finite, so it's vital for communities to reduce waste. Doing so minimises the effects of drought and water shortages, meaning we can enjoy safe and beautiful communities. Fire-fighters, hospitals, factories, public gardens, street cleaners, health clubs, gyms, and restaurants all require large amounts of water to provide services to the community.
Reducing our usage of water not only means that these services can continue to be provided but also reduces the energy required, and pollution created, in processing and delivering it to homes, business, and communities.