Why blue buckets ?

We did a quick survey and decided that in most homes buckets are our primary water management 'tool'.  Try it yourself - walk around at home and list all the ways you use a common old bucket.  It may not be blue, but it's still part of how we move water around, store it, dispose of it etc. 

So, RiverSmart's Blue Bucket campaign is designed to get us all to think about saving water so we take pressure off our overstretched rivers.

If we each save at least a bucket a day, it will make a huge difference to the health of our rivers, their precious wildlife, how we all get to enjoy our waterways, and to the long-term sustainability of Australia's rural enterprises. 

Being more efficient with water is something we can all do, whether it's in our homes, schools, businesses or farms.  So get behind the blue bucket campaign.

 

RiverSmart's blue bucket campaign

 

RiverSmart trademarked it's blue bucket concept in January of 2009 (BEWARE of imitations...RiverSmart thought of this first !) and since then we've been busy handing out buckets at a number of community events.

 

 

Welcome to country, with RiverSmart's blue buckets at the World Environment Day launch (June 2009)

 

So far, thanks to assistance from Mitre 10, we've managed to give away more than 3,000 buckets, with another 2,000 or so ready to go over the coming weeks.  Watch this space for your chance to get hold of one of our buckets full of helpful tips on how you can become a RiverSmart household, school or business.

 

You can also help support our work by donating to our Blue Bucket Fund - see the link above to find out how.

 

 

 

RiverSmart's blue buckets @ the WaterSmart Expo  (Narromine, March 2009)

 

 

 

Make a donation to our 'Blue Bucket Fund'

 

RiverSmart has now established a Blue Bucket Fund and is ready to receive donations.  As of 16 December 2009 any donations to our Fund are tax deductible.

 

If you're interested in helping out our work by making a donation you can do so via any of the following options:

 

1. send us a cheque made payable to Riversmart's Blue Bucket Fund - and include your email address so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes. The postal address is Riversmart, 36 Badimara Street, Waramanga, ACT, 2611

 

2. make a direct payment - contact us for the EFT details.

 

3. donate goods, services or products.  Some of these may also be tax deductible. We're always looking for help to do our work and stage community events, so contact us to discuss how you might be able to help.

 

All donors to the Blue Bucket Fund will be added to our email group so you can see how your donation is being used, and we can also provide you with information how to make your home, school, workplace or farm riversmart.  

 

There are lots of ways you help make a difference !

 

 

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