Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WIchita Rain Barrels, the word is spreading!

RiverCity WRAPS set up an informational booth at the Kansas Preservation, Energy and Sustainability Conference on Saturday, Jan. 28. Volunteers worked to educate the public about the importance of keeping our river, lakes and streams clean. The event drew nearly 600 people and featured 85 vendor booths.
Wichita Rain Barrels was another poplular booth for participants looking for ways to conserve water. “One inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof can yield up to 623 gallons of fresh rainwater,” said Peter Daniels, Wichita Rain Barrels owner.
Westar Energy’s display featured several new electric vehicles. Wichita’s fleet of electric cars can now be charged at a new 240-volt charging station located in the north parking lot outside the Westar’s general office. Davis-Moore Chevrolet also displayed its new Chevy Volt. The Volt propulsion system is powered exclusively by electricity. Volt owners can even use a smartphone to access their vehicle’s electric range and fuel efficiency.