Make your contribution to the health of the Great Lakes...map your practice!
Add Your Green Practice to the Map

Here you can add your rain barrel, rain garden, green roof, etc. to the NECO website and map. Once your practice has been submitted you can add photos, narrative descriptions, links, calculate the amount of water managed, and estimate the environmental benefits.

About the Website

Networked Neighborhoods for Eco-Conservation Online (NECO) helps you to map and to share photos, experiences, and information about your rain barrels, rain gardens, or other water conservation practices. You can also connect with others in your geographic neighborhood who are doing similar things.

NECO utilizes existing social networking websites such as: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and others to help share information and connect individuals and businesses working toward a common goal of improving their local environment through the installations of green practices.

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Information on Green Practices

The Networked Neighborhoods website highlights four green practices that were chosen based on either popularity, easy of installation, and environmental benefit. These practices include rain barrels, rain gardens, porous pavement, and green roofs. We encourage the installation all different types of green practices and provide a tools to help you get your practice mapped. We have provided the following fact sheets on our four highlighted practices for informational purposes.

  • Rain Barrels
  • Rain Gardens
  • Porous Pavement
  • Green Roofs

  • Become a Partner

    We are interested in partnering with communities, businesses, and organizations who have a common goal of improving the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem through the adoption of green practices. Our partners receive all the benefits of mapping their practice, generating reports for managed water or ecological enhancements in their community or watershed, and networking with others doing similar projects in your area. In addition, partners benefit from beta testing our newly developed systems before there available to the public and can provide feedback in the development process that will help our tools benefit your organization.

    If you are interested in becoming a partner or finding out more about this project, contact Jeremiah Asher at 517-432-5586 or e-mail asherjer@msu.edu.


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    Top 10 Most Liked Practices

    Samanthakronk
    # 1
    Rain Garden
    12,417 gals/yr
    freestone
    # 2
    Rain Garden
    12,417 gals/yr
    raingardensorg
    # 3
    Green Roof
    5,757 gals/yr
    H2O2GO
    # 4
    Rain Barrel
    7,343 gals/yr
    freestone
    # 5
    Rain Garden
    12,417 gals/yr
    sgreenfield
    # 6
    Rain Garden
    4,000 gals/yr
    Samanthakronk
    # 7
    Rain Garden
    12,417 gals/yr
    freestone
    # 8
    Rain Barrel
    7,343 gals/yr
    Samanthakronk
    # 9
    Rain Garden
    12,417 gals/yr
    sgreenfield
    # 10
    Rain Garden
    6,240 gals/yr

    What Your Neighbors Are Doing

    dyercs created a new account, posted 10/28/2014 11:58:15 AM
    SusanBryan installed a Rain Garden, posted 8/15/2014 2:07:01 PM
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    SusanBryan created a new account, posted 8/15/2014 2:00:02 PM
    guest added information about their Rain Garden, posted 6/28/2014 12:49:37 AM
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    guest installed a Rain Garden, posted 6/28/2014 12:49:00 AM
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    FarkasJ created a new account, posted 6/19/2014 11:51:21 AM
    jenglish installed a Rain Barrel, posted 6/6/2014 10:34:24 AM
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    A guest likes this Rain Barrel, posted 5/13/2014 12:04:33 PM
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    A guest likes this Rain Barrel, posted 5/13/2014 12:04:11 PM
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    A guest likes this Rain Barrel, posted 5/13/2014 12:04:02 PM
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    mikekasher created a new account, posted 5/8/2014 4:51:23 PM
    goneil1 created a new account, posted 5/8/2014 10:37:55 AM
    jacksona added information about their Rain Garden, posted 5/8/2014 8:24:12 AM
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    jacksona installed a Rain Garden, posted 5/8/2014 8:22:09 AM
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    jacksona created a new account, posted 5/8/2014 8:17:05 AM
    tans created a new account, posted 4/29/2014 1:03:51 PM
    Doubrava1 installed a Rain Garden, posted 4/17/2014 12:51:25 PM
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    Doubrava1 created a new account, posted 4/17/2014 12:38:03 PM
    A guest likes this Rain Barrel, posted 4/3/2014 12:34:23 AM
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    kandicek82 created a new account, posted 3/31/2014 2:00:14 PM
    Lefhand installed a Rain Barrel, posted 12/16/2013 8:32:11 AM
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