‘Brighten a Barrel’ For the Environment at this Year’s Flower & Garden Festival

Brighten a Barrel

Looking for a unique and memorable activity to do at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival this year? Then, make sure to stop by Barrels on the Bay’s “Brighten a Barrel” booth!

Barrels by the Bay is back at the Flower & Garden Festival for a second year to host a ‘Brighten a Barrel’ activity in Epcot. This year, during the kick-off weekend, Barrels by the Bay has teamed up with Walt Disney World, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida (Coke Florida), and the Orlando City Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works Initiative. From March 2-4, 2018 Guests visiting the Flower & Garden Festival will paint 40 rain barrels for the local community at the ‘Brighten a Barrel’ activity station. A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from a roof, preventing rainwater runoff pollution that could flow into streams, rivers, and oceans.

Brighten a Barrel

Guests will be invited to paint a rain barrel from 10AM-5:30PM each day at the center of the park near the Epcot fountain. ‘Brighten a Barrel’ gives guests of all ages the opportunity to learn more about their local waterways and how storm water runoff concerns can be minimized through rain barrels. Volunteers will be on hand to talk with guests about rain barrels and ways to protect their community’s waterways. The rain barrels being painted are recycled Coke Florida syrup barrels that will be converted into rain barrels. Orlando City Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works Initiative has assisted with finding installation locations for the painted barrels in Orange County, to help protect the community’s water resources.

Barrels by the Bay is a non-profit organization committed to educating individuals about conservation and sustainability through rain barrels.

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