Students and youth groups have a vital role to play in maintaining good water quality and raising awareness of water issues through youth-based activities.

The tips below may help you and your youth group or student environment group to become more water friendly:

  • Encourage your school, college or community centre to conserve water using water saving devices, fix leaky taps and use eco-friendly products
  • Encourage your school or college to organise a Water Awareness Day and run a water workshop programme with a river, lake or coastal field trip
  • When you are out and about with your youth group, do not throw rubbish into waterways or on the banks; place it in a bin or take it home with you to recycle or dispose of with household rubbish. Plastic bags are harmful to wildlife. Whales, birds, seals and turtles are killed every year from swallowing them as they often mistake them for food such as jellyfish.
  • Do a beach, river or waterway clean-up with your school, college or youth group each year

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