The Rain Barrel Project

The Rain Barrel Project

The Art and Ecology class at the Hub is teaming up with 5th graders at Brown Elementary to work on the Rain Barrel Project. This project is a collaboration among Keep Hilliard Beautiful, The city of Hilliard, Coca-Cola, and Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation. Coca-Cola has donated used 55-gallon syrup barrels for this project, where students are performing design thinking cycles to customize the barrels for local Hilliard businesses and locations.

The students used spray paint and stencils to beautify the barrels and added all the hardware so they can become functioning rain barrels, thereby reducing water run-off and conserving water. In celebrating Earth Month on April 15th, Hilliard residents will have the opportunity to find all the barrels in a scavenger hunt and create their own free, custom-made rain barrels!

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