Green events in May and June

May Green Screen: SCRAPPERS
May 17 at 6:30
The Green Project: 2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
Please join us for a film screening of SCRAPPERS by Brian Ashby, Ben Kolak, Courtney Prokopas, Aaron Wickenden & Frank Rosaly. Be sure to stick around after the film for the live Q&A with the filmmakers via Skype!

Kid’s Planting Workshop
May 20, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Kids’ Village: 4235 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, La 70119
Cost: $15.00
Description: Parents bring you kids out to our one of a kind kids garden. This workshop will allow kids to plant a vegetable with their name on it and then return to see how it has grown. This is a great teaching moment. There will be food and refreshment available.

Bicycle Second Line
May 20, 2012
Foot of Bayou Saint John
The fifth Bicycle Second Line will roll through eight distinctive New Orleans neighborhoods over a 12-mile route. While the Bone Tone Brass Band sets the tempo on a bicycle driven pub crawler, a diverse gathering of local bicyclists let the good times roll and raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling in the Crescent City.

Ask a Urban Farmer
May 22, 2012 from 6 to 7 pm
NOLA Green Roots: 3101 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Cost: $15.00
Description: Every Third Tuesday of the month NOLA Green Roots will host “Ask a Urban Farmer” series. This series give new farmers and people who are looking to grow the support they need and capacity-building skills to grow or build a successful community garden. NOLA Green Roots will also offer technical assistance training on building a accountability system. RSVP us at There will be Free Food and Drinks

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Preservation Resource Center, Renovators’ Happy Hour
Check-in is at 6113 Bienvenue St., New Orleans, LA 70117
The Preservation Resource Center event features two renovations-in-progress in the Holy Cross neighborhood. The event also has wine and light refreshments. Call 636-3399 or email for details. Admission $5 for PRC members, $7 non-members.

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm
Historic Renovations in Today’s Economy: Fair or Fairytale?
Come out to debate current thinking about renovations in historic neighborhoods. Are the preservation rules fair? Do they promote blight by creating a financial barrier to entry? How can we make historic renovation more affordable? What do you think?

The Building Block @ the Healing Center
2371 St. Claude Ave.
(504) 561-7525

May 28, 2011 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
NOLA Green Roots, Wise Words Community Garden One Year Anniversary
Wise Words Community Garden, 724 S. Hennessey Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Celebrating one year of support from the neighborhood by providing naturally grown vegetables to its Mid City neighbors while at the same time educating them about the benefits of eating healthy. Feel free to bring your friends and family! We will have the grill fired up so you can also bring your favorite foods, snacks, and beverages.

Tuesday, May 31st 6pm-8pm, 841 Carondelet St.
A Green-It-Yourself Workshop: Cooling Your Home Efficiently
Come to this free workshop to learn about radiant barrier, solar shades, HVACmaintenance, and other ways to keep your home cool while saving money. Eric Guillory of Taylor & Tyler, Inc and Andrew Spaulding of Global Green will walk you through easy do-it-yourself measures, as well as larger projects that will help your house manage the summer heat.

With light refreshments generously donated by Mona’s Cafe. Call (504) 525-2121 or visit for more information.

23rd Annual Back to the Beach Festival
June 2 & 3, 2012
Saturday: 3:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Kenner’s Laketown (where Williams Boulevard meets the Lake)
Tickets: Adults: $10, students with ID: $8, children (12 & under): $4 – Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Remember: If you are a Member of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, your Membership Card gets you in for free!
The two-day Festival has something for everyone: a family atmosphere with New Orleans’ best live music, out-of-this-world food from local caterers, arts & crafts vendors, and lots of children’s activities. It all kicks off with a Run/Walk on Saturday evening, and the weekend is jam-packed with a Bikes at the Beach motorcycle rally, a Car Show , Fishing Rodeo and much more- all while helping to Save Our Lake & Coast! Sponsors receive many benefits, including tickets to both the Back to the Beach Festival and the Patron Party – a post-event evening of dinner, drinks, dancing and an amazing silent auction!

15TH Annual Save Our Lake & Coast Fishing Rodeo
Friday & Saturday, June 1 &2
It’s time for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s 15th Annual Save Our Lake & Coast Fishing Rodeo! Fish anywhere in the Pontchartrain Basin. The Basin area includes bayous, rivers and tributaries of Lakes Pontchartrain, Maurepas, St. Catherine, Borgne and Breton Sound.
Check out their web page for all the details!

June 2nd
Meet at Bayou St. John. Leave at 10:00 AM
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is hosting a bike ride around NOLA, stopping at some of the environmental landmarks around town! If you plan on attending, please RSVP to our Member Action Associate at
We will be stopping at 5 different locations during our ride, then heading back to Bayou St. John. Total trip distance approx. 10 miles

June 2, 2011, 6:00-7:00 pm
Mid-City Community Garden, Composting Workshop
Mid City Community Garden, 516 S. Salcedo Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Come and Learn All about Composting- The benefits of composting What items to compost The stages of composting and more…Space is Limited. To reserve a seat please, visit Cost: $6.00

New Orleans Oyster Festival
June 02 to 03, 2012
Hard Rock Cafe: 418 N. Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130
The New Orleans Oyster Festival will educate the country about the benefits of the Louisiana Gulf Oyster, honor and celebrate the restaurateurs and oyster farmers who have solidified the New Orleans French Quarter. Check out the live music line up, and of course oysters!

Saturday, June 11, 8am-1pm
Household hazardous waste day
Recycle all batteries, paint, paint thinner, motor oil, gasoline, light bulbs, garden chemicals, pesticides, televisions and other electronic waste, household cleaners, flammable liquids, pool chemicals and anything with mercury at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue (the allied waste center) to be recycled from the City.

Friday, June 24th, 6pm, Eco Cafe
LifeCity Happy Hour: Buying sustainable, local food as a business
Business highlight: Hollygrove Market and Farm

Come out to Eco Cafe on Friday, June 24th and enjoy happy hour with other business owners and consumers interested in supporting green economic development in Louisiana. We’ll have a brief presentation from local sustainable food service provider, Hollygrove Market and Farm, to learn how you can support locally grown and sustainably harvested food in our community.