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If You Build It ...

rain barrel

rain barrel

With stormwater management on their minds, students construct rain barrels with Carlisle residents

video by Joe O'Neill

As part of the Sustain IT workshop series, Dickinson students constructed rain barrels for Carlisle residents interested in reducing flooding and stormwater pollution. 

"I think it's really cool that we're having these sort of events, that aren't just talking," says Lyndsey Tanabe '16 (biology, environmental science), one of the many members of the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) on hand. "They're actually making a change in the community."

The Sustain IT workshop series is designed to create action on an issue of concern through education, networking and prioritization. Students, faculty and staff participate and then identify action items that can create positive change toward a more sustainable campus and community. The rain barrels are so popular that there's a waiting list for the next batch, but the next ALLARM rain barrel pickup day is April 28 from 6 to 7 p.m., in the ALLARM office in Kaufman Hall. Borough residents can sign up to receive a free rain barrel here, so click on over, and keep your eye out for other events on the Center for Sustainability Education homepage.

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Published April 7, 2016