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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Awesome Wedding Gift


My ex-boyfriend (of four years) gave us a super-awesome wedding gift: a $500 credit toward any eco-improvement we want to make to our house.

We just took him up on his offer and purchased a rain collection system. Did you know that one inch of rain over a 1,000 square foot roof produces 623 gallons of water? Woo-hoo! Our soon-to-be garden will be happy.

With shipping, we paid $181.50 (well, Jeff paid...). We ordered it from eGutter, and all proceeds benefit the Phoenix Montessori Middle School Project in Huntersville, NC.

We haven't set it up yet, so I can't attest to its efficacy, but it looks amazing!

Happy collecting!



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6 comments:

Lisa said...

very cool!

lisa@craftmybride.blogspot

Color Me Green said...

i want one for my future garden!

Ashley said...

What a very cool ex-boyfriend.

Urban Environmentalist said...

What an awesome idea. Thanks for the link!!!

Carey said...

We just got one a few months ago and it is awesome! In Chicago they have drop sites to recycle used "toxic waste" (old batteries, computers, etc.) and in return you get a hefty discount on a rain barrel and/or a compost. The rain barrel has come in such good use. One we don't have a hose hook up, and two why use that water when there is plenty of rain!

Good luck! You'll love it!

indianapolis wedding photographers said...

i am also want one for my future garden! Really a good idea this is.

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