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Posted 3 April 2014
The ASCE Seattle Chapter Young Member Forum (YMF) was honored at the Western Region Younger Member Council (WRYMC) awards ceremony held during the 2014 ASCE Multi-Region Leadership Conference in Arizona. The WRYMC comprises members of the ASCE’s geographic Region 8 (Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Hawaii) and geographic Region 9 (California). Each year, the council presents several awards for outstanding achievement in engineering.
The ASCE Seattle Chapter YMF was recognized for their innovation and teamwork on the 2013 Green Apple Day of Service rain barrel project. The Green Apple Day of Service is an annual event organized by the United State Green Building Council’s Green Schools. Community-based volunteer projects during the event aim to transform schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments.
The Seattle YMF project taught 21 elementary school students about the importance of water conservation using rain barrels. The rain barrels were painted by the students and placed to divert water collected on the roof of the Boys and Girls Club in Renton, Washington. The barrels will collect up to 1,010 gallons of rain water throughout the year.
For more information about the rain barrel project, please click here.