Saturday, June 20, 2009

Recycle the Raindrops

After yesterdays torrential rains, I thought it appropriate to introduce a new project that is underway in Chicago, Recycle the Raindrops.

Did you know that if a large bucket equals all the seawater on Earth, than a coffee cup would equal frozen unfiltered glacier water so only a teaspoon is left for drinking water. Of that fresh water available on the entire earth, 20% of it is contained in the Great Lakes. Much of the world is currently forced to deal with the dwindling supply of fresh water.

"Recycle The Raindrops" Water Barrel program was launched this week in Chicago at the opening of The Field Museum's blockbuster Water Show.

If you are interested in getting involved with the rain barrels project, email

1 comment:

Petra Voegtle said...

Interstingly enough this is done already in most households in Germany since years! In a country that has more than enough water supplies by rain. But nevertheless the awareness here towards supplies is a bit more evolved...
I will never understand why more and more golf courses are built in totally arid regions in this world and that hotels in desert areas with less than 30% humidity invest in outdoors waterfalls and stuff like that. In my opinion more than questionable...