As you may have heard, the Green Natties are the sustainability event of the year! And, the best part? You’re all invited! LifeCity, Natural Awakenings Magazine, and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, have partnered for the second year to bring you an unforgettable celebration of the people, businesses and non-profits setting the standard for what is Green in New Orleans. The Green Natties: 2nd Annual Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony is the culmination of the Green Games, a 6 month-long competition where organizations set sustainability goals and measure their progress over time. Participants are asked to implement initiatives that improve their social and environmental impacts, contributing to the growing Impact Economy in New Orleans. On the eve of Thursday, May 30th we will meet the contenders and celebrate those deserving of the coveted Green Natties Awards. A carefully selected group of government, non-profit, and business professionals will select the winners for a total of 18 awards given out. Learn all about Green Natties nominees on our website and come support your favorite green organizations. To wet your whistles and get you excited for this oh-so happening affair, read on to find out what exactly makes the Natties just oh-so unforgettable… EIFFEL SOCIETY We return to the Eiffel Society for the 2nd year, a truly unique piece of New Orleans. Whether your first or tenth time at this venue, every event at the Eiffel Society reaches a level of elegance and glamor that can only really be captured by a structure made from the Eiffel Tower itself! With a little help from Strike It Green, we are putting a green spin on it. LIVE MUSIC You’ll be cutting a rug with Frenchmen Street favorites Norbert & Raphaël, the Manouche Musette Duo, as they play you their beloved French waltzes and jazz. Their music will make you feel that your at once strolling along the Seine in Paris, while sitting in a hot music club in downtown New Orleans. CULINARY TREATS Bring your appetites as we are serving up culinary treats from your favorite local eateries that specialize in or aspire to provide local, sustainably harvested food. Café Carmo, La Divina Gelateria, and Mona’s are among the local restaurants and cafes donating their most popular, delicious dishes. GREEN COCKTAIL And what better way to celebrate sustainability, than by toasting with a green libation made especially for the Natties. With each ticket, expect a complimentary expertly crafted cocktail made from local ingredients and Old New Orleans Rum. A full service bar will also be available. SILENT AUCTION Any Green Natties attendee should expect to drink, eat and spend well! We have a growing collection of silent auction items courtesy of LifeCity Business Members, local non-profits, and conscious businesses. Let us highlight some of the silent auction items that are sure to spike your interest: WWOZ Underwriting Package: WWOZ is donating an on-air and on-line underwriting sponsorship package valued at $8,800. WWOZ is volunteer-powered, listener-supported community radio station that has been putting New Orleans music on the airwaves for over 30 years. With over 60,000 weekly listeners on their terrestrial signal, and 42,000 weekly digital listeners locally and from around the globe, WWOZ is New Orleans. They are excited to work with a member of the LifeCity business community to help spread awareness our city's growing sustainable economic culture. Marriott New Orleans: Marriott New Orleans is donating a 2 night stay at their downtown location, breakfast included, great for a romantic retreat downtown or gift for visiting out-of-towners. SPONSORS AND PATRONS This evening is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor, PosiGen, and Patrons, who have gone above and beyond. Learn more about Patron opportunities still available: Top 10 Reasons Why You Need to be a Patron Remember, Green tie, dresses, and recycled costumes encouraged!