Of the one hundred rain barrels distributed, over sixty went to those individuals who participated in the Green the Church National Summit earlier this year. Instructions on how to utilize the rain barrels, as well as booklets on sustainable cleaning supplies, were distributed during the event, in order to emphasize the importance of maintaining clean and safe water.
The event was hosted by the Trinity All Nations Garden Group, with support from Covenant United Church of Christ and Trinity United Church of Christ green teams.
The beautiful weather and atmosphere amongst friends and green teams made the event not only memorable, but also representative of a larger social movement toward water conversation and sanitation awareness.
Faith in Place provided information on rain gardens, and plans to follow up with water conservation programs that will continue to equip members and houses of worship with means of reducing storm water runoff.
The success of this event foreshadows the potential for future rain barrel workshops and rain barrel art competitions, as well as the establishment of a new line of commonality by electing community water ambassadors. Faith in Place is thankful for all of the volunteers who helped make the event such a success, as well as all the individuals who came out to receive rain barrels.
Are you interested in learning more about water conservation and rain barrels? Visit our Water Preservation page to learn more about how Faith in Place can assist your faith community with these projects.
Photos Courtesy of Velma Pate.