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  Go Green!

With the world’s natural resources depleting rapidly, we need to find new ways to live sustainably. It’s really easy to do your bit to help save the environment! Everything we do, from turning on a light switch to eating a hamburger, has an environmental impact. So how can we as individuals make choices that impact positively on our planet?  The great thing about going green is that everyone can do it, so get thinking today about how you can GO GREEN

Recycling

Think again before you throw something in the bin and ask yourself if you can reuse it.

That piece of paper that you have just written on, or that drink can that you have just opened can be recycled and made into some thing else, and you are the only person that can give it that life! So don’t just throw it away – recycle it and help decrease the amount of waste you produce, as well as the rate at which natural resources are depleting!  Here are some tips on how you can help:

  • Turn off the light when you leave a room
  • Always turn of the television when not in use
  • Recycle batteries
  • Recycle newspapers, magazines and cardboard packaging
  • You can recycle plastic bottles from juices, milk, water, drink etc..
  • If there’s something you don’t want at home (clothes, books and so on) don’t throw them out, instead take them to a charity shop.

Your Garden

The most important step when gardening for wildlife is to choose native Irish seed mixtures.

Gardens are a vital resource for native wildlife and simple changes in a wildlife garden can prove to be immensely rewarding. Wildlife is an invaluable addition to all gardens. By encouraging insects and other small animals to establish their homes in your garden, you are creating a habitat wherein you are living harmoniously with nature. Once this natural habitat has been established problems such as pest control, which often necessitated human-made solutions, will now be solved by nature.

You can encourage birds to nest in your garden by putting up nest boxes. These should be placed in sheltered areas, (in trees or on walls or fences) and the benefits of having birds visit is a real treat. Not only can you enjoy their dawn chorus but they help to keep your garden free of insects, spiders, caterpillars!

It is important though if you encourage birds to visit you garden that they have adequate shelter and food and water supply. If you start to feed your birds it is extremely important that you continue to leave out a food and water daily and particularly from late Autumn.

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