About the Green Games

5th Annual Green Games Gala: Celebrate Sustainable Business

20150514LifeCityGreenGames-194Tickets now on sale: RSVP here for Earlybird rates!

Live music, delicious local food, and most importantly, celebration of the local business leaders in our community who have made great strides to build a more sustainable New Orleans. This year, over 150 businesses will compete for Sustainability Leadership and Sustainability Achievement in Greater New Orleans. LifeCity Business and Green Card Members receive discounts on tickets. Email zena@mylifecity.com for promotional codes. Be there to vote for your favorite sustainable business in our People's Choice Award Category!    

20150514LifeCityGreenGames-281Be a Sponsor!

Sponsorships help us provide award funding to our business members as they continue to be leaders in this movement, and provides corporate sponsors a chance to support over 80,000 active participants in our community. We have opportunities for Silent Auction and Food donations as well. Please see our Sponsorship Opportunities page for more information.

Mission

The Green Games supports organizations in the Greater New Orleans area who seek to improve their social and environmental impact, while publicly recognizing participants and contest winners, through Natural Awakenings Magazine, and awarding those who achieve the greatest success. Buy tickets for the 5th Annual Green Games here!

20150514LifeCityGreenGames-309Why?

Like many cities across the nation, New Orleans is riding the crest of a growing awareness of the need to better manage our precious natural and social resources.  Additionally, however, New Orleans faces unique energy, water, and waste management challenges, especially since Katrina and the most recent environmental catastrophe, the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Furthermore, our region faces many social and economic challenges, such as workforce development and healthy food access.  The Green Games is a program that allows organizations to participate in a fun competition while becoming empowered to take action to improve our community, the value of their business, and the long-term sustainability of our future.  We utilize best practices taken from social and environmental standards around the world, and personalize them to our region and context.  The process of engaging with individual organizations will us to ensure that businesses that want to go green have the support to do so, and businesses who claim to be green, are truly implementing environmentally responsible practices.