Monthly Archive: April 2012

National Environmental Hall of Fame Award, Evanston, IL, April 16, 2012

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UPDATED 4-20-12: Rain Down The Harvest volunteers participated in the presentation of the National Environmental Hall of Fame Award to the City of Evanston. The event was a big success!  Rain Down The Harvest is a Green Megatrends representative for the National Green Museum® Exhibition – City of Evanston Award. The exhibition will travel throughout the …

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Joseph Sears School, Kenilworth, IL, April 23, 2012

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UPDATED 04-23-12 Rain Down The Harvest volunteers participated in the Earth Day Fair at Joseph Sears School. Our exhibit centered on The Water Cycle. Water conservation and stormwater management practices were presented. Sustainable solutions to these issues, such as Rainwater Harvesting and Rain Gardens, were explained.          

Garfield School, Maywood, IL, January 18, 2012

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Rain Down The Harvest volunteers gave an educational presentation at Garfield School. The discussion was presented to 4th and 5th grade students participating in the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) FUSION Curriculum. The event was centered on The Water Cycle. The global water crisis was discussed. Water conservation and stormwater management practices were presented. …

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Hellenic-American Academy, Deerfield, IL, October 21, 2011

Rain Down The Harvest volunteers gave a presentation at the Hellenic-American Academy. The educational discussion was presented to the science class, grades 5-8 on the benefits of Rain Gardens.

Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, June 2011

Rain Down The Harvest provided stormwater management materials for needed repairs to a community center on the reservation.

Demonstration Rain Garden Installation, Wilmette Village Hall, Wilmette, IL, May 21, 2011

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The Wilmette Environmental and Energy Commission and a group of volunteers including Rain Down The Harvest installed Wilmette’s demonstration rain garden. Rain Down The Harvest volunteers also assisted the Village of Wilmette in implementing this project. The project was made possible through grants from the Illinois Conservation Foundation, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, The U.S. …

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Rain Gardens 101 Program, Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL, May 14, 2011

The Wilmette Environmental and Energy Commission, Falcon Group Sustainable Services, Rain Down The Harvest, and The Center for Neighborhood Technology held a “Rain Gardens 101″ session at the Wilmette Public Library Auditorium. The session included a discussion on the installation of Wilmette’s new demonstration rain garden and practical tips for creating rain gardens.

Green Fair, Wilmette, IL March 13, 2011

Rain Down The Harvest shared an exhibitors table with Falcon Group Sustainable Services at the fifth annual Going Green Matters environmental fair sponsored by Go Green Wilmette. Rain Down The Harvest gave away a 75-gallon rain barrel. The goal of the giveaway was to promote local sustainability and help raise awareness of the global water …

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