Rain Barrel Contest

Rain Barrel Contest Media Event


We are proud to announce that Coca-Cola Buffalo is a premier sponsor of the First Annual Earth Day Rain Barrel Scholastic Contest along with WNY Stormwater Coalition and the Erie County Water Quality Committee.  25 schools throughout WNY will be competing to creatively design their rain barrel to reflect what Earth Day 2013 means to them. There will be 3 scholarships offered to the art departments of the top 3 winning schools.  The media event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, at 3:00pm, in the Rath Building. The top 3-5 winning barrels will be on display in the lobby.


The WINNERS of the 2013 Live Positively Rain Barrel Painting Contest are:


1st Place – Lewiston-Porter High School, won $500

2nd Place – City Honors School, won $250

3rd Place – Lancaster High School, won $250



For 127 years, Coca-Cola has been bringing people together and, as we all know, when people come together, good things happen! It is important to realize that these are challenging times for our environment and we also realize that it has never been more important for all of us to responsibly collaborate to improve our planet, our communities and our lives. As part of the Coca-Cola’s Live Positively commitment, water stewartship is one of seven focus areas that we believe is key to maintaining sustainable communities.

Our donation of 25 recycled syrup drums for reuse as rain barrels in Erie County and the surrounding communities will save over 25,000 gallons of water per year!

Through the great work done by the Department of Erie County Environment and Planning we  realize that today is a day for all of us to make a difference. We would like to thank our Director of Operations, Pat Greco, who explained the importance of the students’ projects and preventing pollution at the media event – well done! Fantastic job to all of the schools who participated and Congratualtions to the top three!

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