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Rain Barrel Fundraiser
Sat May 27
County Sustainability Group Annual Rain Barrel Fundraiser
Saturday May 27th, 2017 from 10AM to Noon
841 County Road 13 at corner of County Roads 13 and 16 ( Valleypine Farm near Black River Cheese Factory )
Rain Barrels Fund CSG Local Environmental Student Bursary
County Sustainability Group (CSG) will host their 6th annual truckload sale of PRE-ORDERED rain barrels on Saturday, May 27th at Valley Pine Farms, 841 County Road 13 (corner of County Roads 13 and 16 near Black River Cheese factory) from 10 a.m. until noon. Rain barrels are $60 each and orders MUST be placed in advance of the sale no later than May 24th online at www.RainBarrel.ca/CSGpicton For assistance or to arrange a later pick up time call Don Ross at 613-476-8016.
All proceeds from the sale will support the annual CSG Bursary Fund that is awarded to deserving graduates of PECI High School who further their education in an environmental field of study. Since 2010, ten students have received approximately $6000 for their educational expenses, as they focus on the environment in careers in environmental science, agriculture, renewable energy, fish and wildlife conservation, planning, and even the food service industry. The CSG aim to bring local action to global issues that affect us all and future generations. See www.countysustainability.ca for more information and follow us on face book and twitter.
Rain barrels capture and store chlorine-free and fluoride-free rain water from a home’s downspouts, making it ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, and trees. Collected water can also be used to wash cars, clean floors, and even do laundry! These many uses can provide cost savings to every resident, especially those who pay to have water trucked in, use a well, or have a water meter installed. They can also provide water conservation opportunities, particularly during the dry summer months. Prince Edward County residents know first-hand what summer drought conditions can be like and need look no further back than the record breaking drought of 2016. Raising money with rain barrels is a practical way to benefit everyone concerned: the buyer, the students, the CSG, the community, and the environment.
When ordering in advance of the sale, purchasers select the colour and model of their rain barrel, and add any accessories, such as downspout diverters and rain barrel stands. Each barrel is equipped with all the parts needed to put it together, so it can be collecting water in no time at all. They can be connected in series so more than one can be under each downspout. There is also a large 1000 L size available.
These environmentally friendly products were once used to transport fruits and vegetables, but now they have been re-purposed and offer years of reliable service as rain barrels. Purchasing one not only saves residents money and helps the environment, but, with the Country Sustainability Group’s rain barrel sale, it also helps bring environmental awareness and sustainability to future generations.
About the County Sustainability Group – Founded in 2005 by Prince Edward County citizens, the group believes it is important to “Think Globally and Act Locally.” They strive to inform and encourage sustainable environmental behaviour for the benefit of future generations. For more information, please visit www.countysustainability.ca.
About RainBarrel.ca – RainBarrel.ca reclaims food grade barrels and repurposes them as rain barrels. Partnering with various non-profit organizations, they help stage truckload sales as fundraisers in communities across Canada and the United States. For more information, please contact Larry Pomerantz at [email protected], 905-545-5577, or visit www.RainBarrel.ca. Visit www.RainBarrel.ca/pressreleases for photos from previous sales and the available products.
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