Last night it rained, and then it POURED. Negative as that sounds - it was the perfect backdrop for last night's monthly Engage Green event that we put on with Lightning 100's Team Green Adventures at Cumberland River Compact.
Cumberland River Compact does a lot of cool things, but one of the things they are most known for (and that we are super thankful they do!), is their rain barrel program. They offer 55 gallon rain barrels at a small cost, in addition to educating our community on the benefits they offer!
At the workshop we not only learned how these rain barrels are constructed (the original plastic barrels are actually donated by Coca Cola!), but also all the benefits that utilizing rain barrels can have!
Rain barrels reduce the amount of runoff into our streams, provide plants with water that has not had to be sent through the drinking-quality water processing, provides water during a drought AND saves you money on your water bill. A win-win-win-win.
Thank you for those that came out and talked rain with us!