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Whole Foods Market in Raleigh to Auction Artist-Painted Rain Barrels

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

On Friday, May 30 at 6:00 pm, Whole Foods Market in Raleigh is hosting a silent auction of painted rain barrels to raise money for a Local Farmers Emergency Fund.

9 artists were asked to create a dynamic visual impact on the surface of a 30 gallon rain barrel. This project will combine the talents of our local artists to raise money for Emergency Farm Assistance, such as drought relief and the hail storm that occurred on May 20th . The rain barrels will be auctioned off during a wine and cheese reception at the Whole Foods Market in Raleigh with live music performed by The Paul Bomar Trio.

Whole Foods Market is located at 3540 Wade Avenue in Raleigh.

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More on how Pepsi is contributing to water woes in Raleigh

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

We have some more information for you regarding our previous post about Pepsi and Coke. According to an article in the News & Observer, Pepsi Bottling Ventures draws over 400,000 gallons a day from Falls Lake. The lake is the main reservoir providing water to drought-stricken Raleigh, NC.

As reported in the N&O:
…In calling for a boycott of Pepsi, Brown, the Durham councilman, said the company draws 400,000 gallons a day from Falls Lake and bottles it as Aquafina. Reimer declined to respond to Brown’s assertion, other than to note that Pepsi accounts for less than 1 percent of the water distributed by Raleigh, which has averaged about 40.6 million gallons a day over the last month.

The City has now required all car wash businesses and pressure washing businesses to stop using water, but so far has declined to limit Pepsi’s massive consumption in any way. In fact, they pay the same rate as any other user in Garner.

Read all about it: http://www.newsobserver.com/weather/drought/story/951342.html

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