Earth Day 2010: Nor Cal Leo Club Saves Water

April is Leo Club Awareness Month and today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Today, we’re taking a look at a the Nor Cal Leo Club in Redding, California. The group recently completed a residential water leak detection program, a relatively simple community service project with a huge impact.

Watch the Nor Cal Leo Club perform a water leak detection screening.

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Water leaks are costly and waste one of Earth’s most precious resources. Out of the 400 homes screened, 26 had water leaks. Lion Ken Swanson taught the students how to find the water leaks, then the students canvassed residential areas to let consumers know they would offer this free service. The following weekend, the teens checked each home with the assistance of utility company employees who donated their weekend to help the kids. The Leos filled out a report with their findings for the home owners and each residence also received a free low-flow shower head.

Swanson said he hopes this simple project will be replicated by other Leo clubs across the country.

What is your club doing for Earth Day? Tell us in the comments section.

  • http://www.vpmarwah.blogspot.com Ln VP Marwah

    The picture hardly depicts any activity.Does not deserve to be uploaded on LCI blog. Hardly conveys any message

    • http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/news-and-events/lion-magazine/index.php lionmagazine

      Hi Lion,
      Thanks for stopping by. If you click the video clip, you will be able to watch a video of the Leos performing their service activity. You can also use the link directly above the clip to navigate to the same location.

  • http://www.lions-vitoshanet.eu Mariya St. Ilieva

    Great idea! Bravo Leos!
    LC Cyber Vitosha Net in honor of Earth Day started Eco-Project “e5″.
    e5 = education x energy x equability x ecology x environment = every day is earth day
    THINK…
    If you accept yourself as “green” the simple thing that you can do is: write 4 earth friendly tips for the office or for the home of your friend asking him/her to add one more and make them 5…
    If it is difficult for him/her to become “green” let thinks for money -to try 5 earth friendly tips for a month and to check the money saved…