Community Awareness of Sustainable Water Use: River Fest and Rain Catchment
Sarah Jane Berger, Peter G Evans, Brandi Marie Gerschutz, Jacob R Glaser, Kathryn E Hoeper, Wallace J Huggett, Abigail E Kuhn, Raymond Alfred Mahar, Elise Anna Moeller, George L Moresea, Alvin Boyd Newman-Caro, Nicholas W Racchi, Sarah M Renfrow, Kendal G Schaetzle, Elinor Louise Schuck, Charlotte Anne Shade
Every cohort of the Rivers Institute dedicates over a year developing relationships with community partners to ground themselves in the Fitz Center Pillars for Leadership and Community. The 2017 cohort community partner chosen is Mission of Mary Cooperative located in the Twin Towers neighborhood. They have spent the past two years collaborating with the Marianist-rooted urban farm. The goal of this project was to raise community awareness of sustainable water usage. In order to reach all parts of the community, the cohort worked with a variety of partners including East End Community Services and the Hanley Sustainability Institute among other Rivers Institute community partners. Through volunteer work with the farm, the cohort discovered the assets and needs of the farm and community and decided on building a rain water catchment system for one of the farm's hoop houses on their new property. The cohort also designed educational signage to accompany the system as a tool for the community. In April, this will be exhibited to the community through an event called River Fest. The community event will be centered around education and celebration of sustainable water usage. The education component will largely impact the next generation for the years to come through this event and through the signage at the site to care for and protect the environment in which they live.
Capstone Project - Undergraduate
Leslie W King
Primary Advisor's Department
Fitz Center for Leadeership in Community
Stander Symposium poster
"Community Awareness of Sustainable Water Use: River Fest and Rain Catchment" (2017). Stander Symposium Posters. 910.