Super Barrels at Navy Pier
Students from around Illinois helped decorate CNT’s latest contribution to sustainable water practices: painting, stamping and stomping a 330-gallon ‘Super Barrel’ rainwater harvesting cube into a collaborative work of art.

The students, teachers and their families gathered on a recent sunny Saturday at Navy Pier’s Union Park as part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s “Art on a Rain Barrel” contest to commemorate the 5th annual “It’s Our River Day.” Fifty schools were selected in a design competition to paint their rain barrels for judging the day of the contest. CNT and organizers invited all of the schools, as well as guests at the event, to paint on the Super Barrel, which will reside at CNT’s LEED Platinum headquarters on North Avenue.

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