For the past three years, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has participated in a community rain barrel project called Dasani – Every Drop Counts. This event is sponsored by The City of Evansville Storm Water Management District, a division of the City Engineer’s Office, in partnership with Coca-Cola Refreshments, which provides empty syrup drums.
The syrup drums are converted into rain barrels as part of an annual auction. Local organizations, schools, nonprofits and community members are then invited to decorate barrels. All proceeds from the auction go toward supporting local nonprofits. The project raises awareness of water conservation and the environmental pollution caused by rainwater runoff.
The rain barrel art and auction program was first featured on The Library as Incubator Project on March 7, 2016. The article includes a toolkit featuring resources about rain barrel art.
Inspire creativity and raise awareness about water conservancy with this community-wide fundraiser.