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nola.com July 8, 2015"The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday (July 8) recognized the industrial corridor along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge as one of the nation's leading manufacturing zones. The designation could give the region a leg up in accessing federal money intended to revive American manufacturing...In its statement, the Commerce Department highlighted the efforts of the Value Louisiana Initiative to attract biodiesel refining plants and bioplastics manufacturers to the region."
CityBusiness June 24, 2015“New Orleans is changing,” Brock said. “People are arriving from all over the country where these programs are already in place. These changes have made it easier for us to implement composting services and attract new business.” Liz Shephard, chief sustainability officer of LifeCity, LLC says, "The tourism industry is rapidly changing to keep up with demand being driven by what customers are used to seeing in their hometowns. People have come to expect these services that have been so slow to become the norm in New Orleans.”
CityBusiness May 21, 2015"Shell is adding green building strategies and operations to One Shell Square downtown, where the company negotiated with the building owner to update the entire site according to LEED certifications prior to re-signing its lease. Shell is consulting with LifeCity, a local green energy consulting group, on the project."
CityBusiness May 15, 2015Today’s consumers don’t expect perfection when it comes to social and environmental impact, but they honor transparency. In fact, consumers can be very realistic about the challenges companies face if companies are clear in their messaging...At first glance, going green can be an overwhelming concept for some businesses, but being open and honest about a company’s intent and struggle with being more sustainable is also an opportunity for them to relate to customers. -Liz Shephard
WWNO November 11, 2014"Progressive Waste Management is just one of the organizations LifeCity works with. Each organization offers a different expertise in improving environmental impact. 'One thing that makes LifeCity unique is we’re collaborative consultants,' says Shephard. 'We provide a one-stop-shop and a group technical assistant team.' So a business doesn’t have to worry about managing and coordinating a bunch of different technical experts. LifeCity does that for them."
New Orleans City Business January 21st, 2014"LifeCity, an organization that supports businesses with social missions, has been awarded more than $80,000 that will go toward development of a 'fourth sector' in New Orleans... LifeCity will use the money to increase partnerships and support services for local businesses. According to the organization’s statement, the money will also 'allow LifeCity to drive an on-the-ground economic development initiative that will develop and strengthen the supportive ecosystem surrounding for-benefit organizations in New Orleans.'"
The New Orleans Advocate November 11, 2013"Local consulting firm LifeCity started the Green Restaurant Group, a cooperative purchasing program offering discounts on eco-friendly supplies, like utensils and food containers made from plant-based plastics or from readily renewable recourses, like fast-growing sugarcane. More than 40 restaurants now participate in the program, said LifeCity president Liz Shephard."
New Orleans City Business July 18th, 2013"The program helps NOLA restaurants to go green: Working in part with New Orleans-based food service distributor Natco and Denver-based restaurant packaging company Eco Products, LifeCity offers restaurant industry members of its Green Restaurant Group program access to price discounts on eco-friendly restaurant supplies."
The Times Picayune/Nola.com July 18th, 2013"The cooperative purchasing program was started by LifeCity, the green-focused, local networking group whose members include French Truck Coffee, the New Orleans Food Coop, the Composting Network, VertiFarms and a number of area restaurants."
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All Things Local July 13th, 2013
BreakThru Media Magazine July/August, 2013"In New Orleans it's LifeCity's mission to become a platform for and promote the development of sustainable business in the city. They work with companies to implement environmentally responsible practices like decreased energy and water usage to protect natural resources and encourage the use of non-toxic materials."
Stanford Social Innovation June 17th, 2013"Attending were committed and influential people such as Don Graves, executive director for the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and Liz Shephard, founder and chief sustainability officer of LifeCity in New Orleans. LifeCity supports and leverages a strong community of organizations and individuals committed to sustainable change."
NOLA Black Professionals June 11th, 2013"As LifeCity expands, we are looking for a highly motivated individual who can effectively grow our LifeCity Green Card Program."
BloomTimes June 10th, 2013"LifeCity was recently invited to Harvard University’s Impact Economy Summit, and brought with us a group of leaders from our community. After having the pleasure of joining this group of leaders, the New Orleans delegation returns with some important lessons learned that every entrepreneur, non-profit, and city government should know:"
"Celebrating a Greener New Orleans with LifeCity's Green Natties: 2nd Annual Sustainable Business Award"
InTheNola.com May 29th, 2013"Green is the new black nowadays and we certainly think it’s about time! To celebrate all the ‘greeness’ happening in the city, local organization LifeCity is holding their 2nd annual Green Natties Awards to "recognize the efforts of green businesses on their paths to build a more sustainable New Orleans, while celebrating the sustainability community as a whole.”
"Business Leaders and Social Entrepreneurs to be recognized at Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony"
Silicon Bayou News May 28th, 2013"New Orleans will be celebrating LifeCity’s second annual Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony, the Green Natties, on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at Eiffel Society. The event is an opportunity to celebrate the collective achievements in the sustainable business community and Green Natties contestants."
Habitat for Humanity 2012
"'LifeCity's continual support raises awareness of the benefits created by shopping at New Orleans Habitat ReStore including how much useful material is prevented from being thrown away and how much is salvaged,' stated Earl McNair, New Orleans Habitat ReStore Manager. 'Supporting the ReStore not only helps NOAHH build homes, it also helps keep New Orleans green. By joining together with other like-minded organizations, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is expanding its ability to serve.'"