Water Sustainability, Vegetable Gardens, & Health

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD.  We partnered with Eagle Rock Christian Center on a Pilot Program to promote sustainability and healthy eating.  We assessed, designed, prepared, and planted vegetable gardens at eight homes.  We provided education on water sustainability.

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Water Containers in Mexico!

We partnered with a team trained by Iris Global that is working in northern Mexico.  We provided them with a trailer and approximately 800 of the BPA-free plastic bottles.  The water containers are 6, 5, and 3 gallons in size.  The trailer was used to transport and distribute the bottles which were initially filled with dry rice and beans.  (Yay!  We love the bonus use of the bottles!)  Now the bottles are serving their main purpose – they were distributed to families in several villages and have been continually reused to collect potable water from a centrally located well.  Thank-you again to the volunteers!  We still can’t believe all those bottles fit in the trailer!

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Going Green Matters Wilmette Community Fair

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Rain Down The Harvest participates as an exhibiter in the Going Green Matters Community Fair

 

March 10th, 2013
Woman’s Club of Wilmette
930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, IL

 

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette present the 7th annual community environmental fair, Going Green Matters. Join us for an afternoon of fun activities for all ages.  See the latest eco cars, bikes, and home energy efficiencies. Enjoy nature activities for children and adults, cooking demonstrations and good food.  Try your luck at the raffle. Find out what’s in your cosmetics and your food. Get advice about composting, rain gardens, paint or the best light bulbs for your home.  Bring old electronics, Styrofoam, bicycles and children’s books for recycling. Event is free.  For details go to www.goinggreenmatters.org.

Another Successful Event!

January 15, 2013   A big thank-you to our team of volunteers!  More water containers were donated to us… actually about triple what we were expecting!  We were able to pick-up all of the containers and store them at a donated space.  Thank-you again to our donors.  You guys are awesome!  We are anticipating sending the containers to Africa this summer.

 

Evanston Green Living Festival September 29, 2012

Rain Down The Harvest participates as an exhibitor at the 6th Annual free Green Living Festival sponsored by The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA), in concert with the City of Evanston (COE).  The theme of this year’s Festival is “Water: Preserving and Protecting It!”

 

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

EVANSTON GREEN LIVING FESTIVAL

Evanston Ecology Center,

2024 McCormick Boulevard, Evanston

9:00AM to 3:00PM, Free Admission

 

More Water Containers!

We’re so excited!  Thanks to a donor, we have more water containers!  There were so many bottles to pick up we have to make a 2nd trip.  This is a great opportunity for local volunteers.  You can help us load the bottles for transport.

Thank-you to our awesome donor!

Thank-you to the volunteers that helped with the loading!

Thank-you to the volunteer that lent us the van!

 

 

 

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

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 North Shore for a year. We will host the exhibit in August, which is National Water Quality Month.

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

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

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. Sustainable solutions to these issues, such as Rainwater Harvesting and Rain Gardens, were explained.

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.

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