LifeCity has worked long and hard to bring you the Impact Directory, and, it’s finally here! We have a created a resource that is valuable to our members as well as our local community in finding the sustainable products and services to help you green your life.
Read about the Impact Directory, how we built it and how to use it. Then explore a number of Certified Green Business profiles you just can’t miss.
What is the Impact Directory?
This is the place where you can find the organizations that can help you live a more sustainable life or run a more sustainable organization. The Impact Directory contains hundreds of organizations that in some way contribute to the Impact Economy. Organizations are organized under twelve categories and further subcategories so that you can find the resources you need.
How did we build it?
The Impact Directory is a collection of companies nationwide that either have sustainable products and services, or have implemented green initiatives within their organization, or both. LifeCity started by compiling various green directories from organizations such as Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Global Green. With additional research, we then added entries and reorganized them under the basic needs of people and organizations into twelve Business Categories: Art and Leisure, Built Environment, Education, Energy, Food, Green Goods, Health, Money, Transportation and Shipping, Voice, Water and Work.
How can I use it?
We designed the Directory to be easy to use and practical for your needs. Search the Directory using 5 search parameters:
– Business Category: these categories define the types of products, services, or mission an organization has.
– Basic Information: this category defines the basic qualities of a business that do not signify a social or environmental impact indicator in our certification process.
– Social Impact: this category refers to the ways in which a company supports and uplifts people through education, design, health, and equity.
– Environmental Impact: these indicators reveal ways to measure how well a company preserves our natural resources today and for future generations
– Location: the rough neighborhood area in which a business is found
Impact Directory Profiles
1. Cake Café & Bakery is a full service café and bakery located in the Marigny. They have a wide assortment of baked goods as well as breakfast and lunch menus served daily.
2. New Orleans Food Coop operates a community-owned grocery store that provides access to healthy food at a fair price, is a center of community activity and practices environmental responsibility and sustainability.
3. Habitat for Humanity Restore offers new and gently used items at 30-80% or more off retail prices. Their inventory is constantly changing, and all profits go to Habitat for Humanity.
4. Bike Taxi Unlimited provides superior driver-for-hire services to the general public via eco-friendly, person powered taxis. The company utilizes brightly colored, open-air pedicabs.
5. ARC of Greater New Orleans provides various services throughout the entire community including Early Intervention, Family Services Coordination, Respite, Personal Care, Employment/Habilitation and Supported Living assistance.
6. Fatoush Restaurant is a coffee house, herbal teahouse, natural juice bar, and organic restaurant all-in-one offering a unique selection of the richest and healthiest foods from around the world.
7. Hollygrove Market And Farm has worked to increase access of fresh, local produce to Hollygrove and the surrounding neighborhoods through our twice weekly produce market, community gardens, and mentor farmer programs.
8. Zuka Baby is a Natural Parenting Boutique that specializes in cloth diapers, baby wearing, breastfeeding, natural toys and organic layette. They are not only a retail store, but also a building point for a community that wants more local, natural, unique, affordable options for families.
9. Downtown Development District drives the development of Downtown New Orleans and be the catalyst for a prosperous, stimulatin, innovative heart of the Crescent City.
10. The Green Project sells all sorts of salvaged bits and pieces from deconstructed buildings that otherwise would go into New Orleans Area landfills.