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Let it rain: Marymount University puts an eco-friendly spin on gardening

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Students at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia worked together to construct a rain garden outside of their library. The idea took root to help reduce pollution levels in water runoff and to improve water quality on campus. Learn more in this short film about the benefits—both environmental and educational—of their unique garden.

This is a web-only feature that accompanies "Go big green", which appeared in the September 2013 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 78, No. 9, pages 21-25).

Want to see more of what students are doing for their environments? Take a look at this: Slideshow: Going green at college campuses

Video: Courtesy of Marymount University