Hugh Rooney

I live in Sligo and the affects of climate change can be seen with coastal erosion along the Northwest coast, an increase in storms which causes flooding and rising sea tides. I live near strandhill beach, and the effects of climate change are evident in erosion of sand dunes and increase in flooding during winter storms. I think local communities are more aware of climate change over the past ten years and there is much greater understanding of the negative affects of climate change in local communities. To make the world a better place I would suggest that schools first become involved in local events whether that is a beach clean-up, planting trees or caring for the school garden. By first caring for the local environment, children can see first hand the positive impact this can have. I would also encourage greater recycling within our local school and community. I would also encourage children to walk or cycle to school where possible to reduce carbon emissions

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