GSL Rainwater is dedicated to educating folks about the benefits of Rainwater Harvesting. Following is a list of free events GSL Rainwater has sponsored or presented at to provide education locally on the Monterey Peninsula.
Focus the Region at California State University-Monterey Bay 2013
GSL Rainwater was an exhibitor at the CSUMB Focus the Region 2013 event. This was a great event with lots of interesting folks attending and finding out how to live more sustainably. After the exhibitors finished, folks attended an excellent lineup of presentations.
MEarth on March 31st, 2012 Open House from 10am-12pm.
Garden Solutions Landscaping's Roger Manley and Daniel Resendiz were on hand to discuss the new 4,500 gallon rainwater harvesting system they installed on the new LEED certified classroom. For the press release go to Kathryn McKenzie's article in the Monterey Herald by clicking here... Monterey Herald Article
Monterey Institute of International Studies; October 23, 2011
I always enjoy presenting to the students at MIIS and local residents who grow vegetables in the community garden their. The students pursuing graduate degrees are interesting and well traveled. This year several of the group had volunteered in Madagascar and Indonesia and were able to learn first hand the challenges of water born illnesses in 3rd world countries. In the United States many cities and states have policies allowing rainwater to be captured and processed into potable water. Generally this requires expensive equipment to remove sediment and disinfect the water prior to being potable. One student and her friend told me how local folks in Indonesia captured rainwater and used a tank full of sand to remove sediment before flowing into the second tank. From the second tank the water was put into plastic bottles and laid out in the sun while ultraviolet light killed the bacteria and virus and made it potable. Very different, but very effective and used my millions of people around the world. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends solar disinfection as an effective way to eliminate water born disease. For more information on solar disinfection, google SODIS. The community garden at MIIS is very impressive and well organized by the student volunteers. There are separate plots that are used by different individuals or families to grow food. The garden also practices composting and vermiculture. Water for the garden is provided by two sources, Cal-Am, and a 3,000 gallon rainwater tank capturing rainfall from the classroom roof.
Hilton Bialek Habitat - Carmel Valley; December 11, 2010
Roger Manley, ARCSA Accredited Professional, was the featured speaker at the Hilton Bialek Habitat Saturday, December 11th at 9am. Roger presented a detailed view of Rainwater Harvesting Basics. Approximately 30 people were in attendance for the educational presentation. After the presentation the group gathered around the new RWH system to get a first hand look and ask further questions.