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