Thursday, April 2, 2009

# barrel # Earth Hour 2 Earth Day Challenge

Going Green - Outdoor Tips #2

Rig up a rain barrel to catch rainwater from your gutters! Try an inexpensive 50-gallon food-grade drum, which you can get from drum and barrel suppliers for around $10. Be sure you get a heavy-grade plastic container that won't let it light, otherwise you might have a nice growth of algae. Attach a spigot to make reclaiming this water that much easier. Then, use that water on thirsty plants and flowers, for hosing off lawn furniture or even for washing your car. A rainfall of just one inch will fill a 75-gallon container, so a little bit goes a long way!


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