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Rainwater Harvesting Class Learn the many environmental and health benefits of the ancient technique of rainwater harvesting with Keep Coppell Beautiful.

Keep Coppell Beautiful is offering a rainwater harvesting class on Saturday, March 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cozby Library, located at 177 N. Heartz Rd. You can learn the many environmental and health benefits of the ancient technique of rainwater harvesting. 

Rainwater harvesting is becoming popular again for several reasons. Valued for its purity and softness, rainwater is superior for landscape irrigation and household use. It is free of salts and other minerals that harm root growth, making plants more drought-tolerant. Rainwater harvesting reduces utility bills and can prevent trash and yard chemicals from polluting storm sewers, creeks and rivers downstream.

The class will be taught by expert green architect Gary Olp, president of GGO Architects. Mr. Olp's environmental architectural firm, GGO Architects, was the first green practice in Dallas. Mr. Olp’s philosophy on sustainability is reflected in his lifestyle through his highly energy efficient home, principally organically grown food choices and beekeeping practices. GGO Architects focus on buildings that incorporate energy efficiency and environmental sustainability into their designs through passive solar techniques, natural day lighting, non-toxic materials and advanced building science.

There is no charge for this class and registration is not required.

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Story courtesy of Keep Coppell Beautiful

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