Tap the Sky began as a project of Sustainable SFUSD in 2010 to install rainwater catchment systems on San Francisco Unified School District campuses with the support of volunteers from school communities. Funded by City of San Francisco Community Challenge Grants and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Tap the Sky has completed 20 rainwater collection systems in San Francisco public schools and common spaces. Building upon the strengths of each school community, Tap the Sky guides the process from strategic planning to volunteer engagement and construction.
Tap the Sky is a partnership between Groundswell Rainscapes and Bay Area nonprofits, including Education Outside, The Watershed Project, Community Grows and San Francisco Clean City Coalition.
Services We Provide
Tap the Sky engages schools and community groups to design and implement rainwater catchment systems in a barn-raising style that involves volunteer participation and collaborative partnerships. Tap the Sky guides the process from planning through installation.
Tap the Sky leads hands-on workshops to give the public an opportunity to experience rainwater catchment and green infrastructure in a meaningful way that benefits their neighborhoods and communities.
Tap the Sky consults with school districts and municipalities throughout the Bay Area to develop programs and best practices that encourage rainwater catchment, stormwater infiltration and water conservation.
Tap the Sky makes presentations to architecture firms, nonprofits, local businesses and community organizations to educate the public about rainwater harvesting, water conservation and green infrastructure. Tap the Sky's goal is to inspire Bay Area residents to take part in activities that revitalize the urban landscape.