Sierra Club and the Aveda network for good are teaming up this April on a Rain Barrel Art Raffle. Painted with a custom nature-inspired design by each Aveda salon no two rain barrels up for raffel will be the same. Buy a chance to win one of these unique, beautiful, barrels at a participating Aveda location this April.
Harvesting the rain water is good for the environment and can save you money. These food grade barrels from Meier’s Winery were originally used to ship grape juice. The re-purposing of theses into rain barrels prevents them from ending up in a landfill or being recycled. Each barrel comes with an Earth Minded diverter kit that provides simple and easy to install instructions. Once of these rain barrels can save you up to 1300 gallons of water a year—helping to conserve the Earth’s dwindling fresh water supply. The untreated water collected is great for watering plans and vegetable gardens; washing cars, windows, and patios; and it’s free!
Over 40% of of a homeowner’s personal water consumption is used outdoors during the summer. It can be a very valuable asset during droughts or periods of water restriction. Using a rain barrel also helps the earth by reducing the burden on municipal storm water drains and water treatment costs.