The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Roll out the rain barrels

The Green Team at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Monona, Wis., pulled out all the stops (even a toilet) to launch its Earth Day "Roll Out the Rain Barrel" event.

The Green Team at St. Stephen Lutheran The team sold 30 rain barrels, charging between $5 and $55 for those without modifications to those with all the "bells and whistles."

Each collects 55 gallons, for a total of 1,650 gallons of water saved — enough to run 82.5 dishwasher cycles.

The toilet (with a water-displacing jug inserted into the tank) reminded worshipers to conserve water during the city's "Year of the Water" emphasis.


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