March 19, 2018
Doing good by the gallon: Young environmentalists skip lunch to install water-conservation barrel at Slope school
These kids are saving the environment — on their lunch break!
A handful of industrious third graders rigged a rain-collection barrel to the gutter system of their Park Slope school on Thursday, which will collect 28,000 gallons of reusable H20 a year. And they did it all during lunch, according to one water-conservation expert.
Read more at the Brooklyn Paper
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72 rain barrels~41 classrooms~1,650 participants
The Hudson Project launched at the United Nations World Environment Day Celebration in New York, New York in June 2017. Other community events include the City of Water Day hosted by the Waterfront Alliance. The Hudson School Project launched in celebration of World Rivers Day. Classrooms in Brooklyn, Queens, and surrounding boroughs painted and retrofitted rain barrels.