Cate Blanchett supports rainwater harvesting

September 4th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS  

Cate Blanchett Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett has provided support to the launch of a new rainwater collection system in Sydney.

The “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star lent support to the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest green initiative, which captures rainwater from the roof and stores it to service the building’s showers and toilets, reports

“We’re all pleased to bring this innovative engineering technology into our creative lives today and indeed to be a showcase of how such systems can function to great economic and societal benefit,” she said.

Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton, who both work as artistic directors at the Sydney Theatre Company, were present for the launch. The actress commended locals for the initiative.

“The entire project has been made possible through a unique collaboration with private philanthropists, corporate and government support, both state and federal, who really understand the incredible opportunity that greening this amazing arts precinct represents not only for the organisations down here but for the city of Sydney and the state… So, have a shower or use the loos (toilets),” she added.

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