Coca-Cola hosted a workshop on water stewardship in conjunction with the County of Westchester, and Groundwork Hudson Valley/Saw Mill River Coalition to showcase how to build and convert syrup drums for reuse as rain barrels to local residents on May 18. Community members of all ages attended the workshop and made their own rain barrels.
This partnership demonstrates a commitment to sustainability by furthering water conservation efforts and educating the community on rain barrel use at home to collect water.
Each rain barrel replenishes an estimated 1,300 gallons of water back to nature a year. The rain barrels are sealed, preventing mosquitoes and other contaminants from getting into the water.
Rain barrel kits are still available for purchase for $45 at the , and proceeds will benefit the Greenburgh Nature Center and the Groundwork Hudson Valley/Saw Mill River Coalition.
Coca-Cola supports water replenish projects throughout the US to meet its goal to return to nature an amount of water equivalent to what the Company uses in all of its products and their production by 2020.
The Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road in Scarsdale. For more information, visit their website at www.greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914-723-3470.