Today is a very special day indeed!! It is the day we celebrate Mother Earth for all the wonders she blesses us with because she loves us so. And today, my friends at South Coast Solar sponsored today’s Special Earth Day Celebration Edition of my FabuNOLA eNewsletter celebrating the launch of their very first eNewsletter (monthly) in conjunction with Earth Day.
South Coast Solar will give you some great insight into their company’s vision to bring Solar to as many Louisiana homes & businesses as possible. And with the Louisiana tax credits, this is definitely a phenomenal thing (we have the best deal in the country folks – now that’s a no brainer).
So if you would like to know more info about South Coast Solar, Solar in general AND those really great tax credits, connect with them directly. And as always, tell them you heard about them through FabuNOLA!!
Below are a few other FabuEARTH Day Events going on in and around FabuNOLA.And remember, wherever you live on our FabuPlanet, you can celebrate Earth Day & give a big ole thanks to Mother Earth (uh, because she’s just one planet ;D).
Which totally reminds me to mention that she IS just ONE planet so we have to respect and take phenomenal care of her. She’s done so much for us, it’s only polite to return the favor. Smooches Lovely Earth!!
Here’s a PHENOMENAL video from my friends Ben Gilbarg & Tem Blessed of 3rd EyE Unlimited to get you moving and grooving for the Eco-Movement with their ‘Green Anthem” Song. Many blessings to you guys in all you are doing too and sharing your talent with the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5djttXbnwY
So special thanks to Mother Earth and to South Coast Solar for sponsoring the very special edition of FabuNOLA eNewsletter (just sent to you — gotta get on the list if you aren’t already). Happy Earth Day Wherever You Are Loving Our FabuPlanet!!
Be & Live Well,
Louisiana Green Corps @ Whole Foods in New Orleans & Metairie
In honor of Earth Day, the workforce development programs of the Louisiana Green Corps including the Arc of Greater New Orleans, Alliance for Affordable Energy, and Old City Building Center will be on hand to share valuable environmental information with the Greater New Orleans community. Our Corpsmembers will discuss and demonstrate sustainable gardening, energy efficient practices and materials, and the many uses and benefits of recycled woods and deconstruction. Come join us for new info and lots of Earth Day fun! www.lagreencorps.org
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers + Jake Smith. Presented by Wednesday in the Square (and YLC) @ Lafayette Square from 5 – 7:30 pm.
Earth Day with J Taylor
WHO W New Orleans and You
WHAT Celebrate Earth Day with us and turn your lights down low. J Taylor is hosting a candlelit soiree to showcase his new artwork in the Living Room Gallery. Sip complimentary VeeV-a-la-Green and take in the view of his Fleur de Lis series.
WHEN April 22, 2009 from 7:30 – 8:30pm
WHERE Living Room Gallery at W New Orleans
WOW! 30% of the proceeds of the artwork will be donated to Parkway Partners and be used to plant trees in our neighborhoods.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 @ 7 PM
As Told By Themselves: New Orleans Brass Bands” is a series of live oral history projects at the LHC. The series kicks off on Wednesday, April 22nd with the Hot 8 Brass Band. LHC is located at 938 Lafayette St. (corner of O’Keefe), Suite 300, NOLA 70113. 504.523.4352 phone.
The event will include a performance by the Hot 8, a short video screening, and a panel discussion with the band, led by writer Jason Berry. In the first installment, the Hot 8 will discuss the origins and history of the band, their education as musicians, the traditions they uphold, their participation in social club parades and jazz funerals, and their continued activity in the community as messengers of social progress.
Doors open at 7 pm. Admission is $5, free to students and LEH members. For reservations and media inquiries, contact Brian Boyles at 504.620.2632 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see Flyer for Hot 8 Brass Band Event: http://www.leh.org/temp/hot8flier.pdf.
Visit http://www.leh.org for more information on the LHC. This is a program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and funded in part by grants from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and the Greater New Orleans Fdn.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Alliance For Affordable Energy Workshop Series:
Renewable Energy from the Mississippi?!? A discussion on River Turbines
John McGowin, Energy Manager of the City of New Orleans will be discussing the use of river turbines and hydropower as a renewable energy source for Louisiana residents. Find out how the Mississippi might be a major source of our electric power in New Orleans one day!
This workshop will be held in the BuildSmart Learning Center in the Art Egg Building, under the Broad Street overpass. If this is your first time coming or you haven’t visited us in a while, please see our Directions.
WHERE: BuildSmart Learning Center, 1001 S. Broad St. (under Broad St. overpass in Art Egg Studios building, NOLA
WHEN: Thursday, April 23 2009 6:00 – 8:00 pm
They look forward to seeing you there!
About the Alliance for Affordable Energy: Founded in 1985, the Alliance is a non-profit, public interest, membership organization dedicated to creating fair, affordable, environmentally responsible, community-based energy policies for Louisiana and the nation. Go to www.All4Energy.org to learn more.
Recycling in FabuNOLA Reminder to those of you (and new news to those of you who are new) about Free Home Recycling Info (Lab Recycling) & Glass Recycling Info (Consciously Rebuilding). All of the info is listed in my first post from almost 2 weeks ago. Please check them out and show them some Eco-Love!! Peace, Cherylyn