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Environment Department
An Rannóg Comhshaoil

Small actions can have a big impact!

A high quality natural environment is essential for healthy communities and a sustainable future. Everyone can play a role in protecting the environment in dlr.

We are often bombarded with lots of information on things we should, or shouldn’t, be doing to help the environment.

This can be overwhelming.

The answer is that you don’t have to do everything all at once!

Making one small change can make a difference, so here are a few suggestions.

  • Get involved with a local community clean up.
  • Plant bee friendly plants (see the guide at Pollinators.ie)
  • Plant perennial plants.
  • Think before throwing anything away - can it be reused?
  • Buy fruit & vegetables that have no unnecessary packaging.
  • Make a shopping list & stick to it.
  • Install a water efficient shower head.
  • Don't run the tap while brushing your teeth.
  • Have a bin in the bathroom, so nobody's tempted to flush litter.
  • Wipes, cotton wool, buds, sanitary products & nappies belong in the bin even wipes that claim to be "flushable".
  • Turn off appliances e.g. computers, televisions & mobile phone charges when not in use.
  • Purchase 'A' rated appliances whenever possible.
  • Turn off lights when you leave the room.
  • Walk & cycle to local shops or school when weather permits.
  • For more information please visit dlrcoco.ie

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