Who Will Win the Green Natties: Meet the Contestants

question-markBy Faith Akgun May is here! Here at LifeCity, that means The Green Natties: 2nd Annual Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony are just around the corner. The Green Natties is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of our green business members on their paths to build a more sustainable New Orleans, while celebrating the sustainability community as a whole. The Green Natties will take place on Thursday, May 30th from 6-9pm at the Eiffel Society. The evening will be filled with live, local music, culinary treats, a silent auction, guest speakers, green libations, and of course, awards. Learn more about the event and click here to buy your tickets. We are proud to announce this year's Green Games participants! We have over 60+ businesses and non-profits that have made the commitment to improve their environmental and social impacts, while supporting the Impact Economy in New Orleans. To give you a sense of some of the contestants, meet VertiFarms and Global Green / NOLA Wise: One contestant, VertiFarms, LLC(formerly known as A.M.P.S.) has developed an urban farming aeroponics operation. VertiFarms has projects set up at five unique locations, including at Hollygrove Market and Farm as well as on the roof of Rouses Supermarket in the Central Business District. By bringing urban planning and innovative farming together, VertiFarms is asking us to reconsider the way we get our food in urban environments. Global Green / NOLA Wise is another contestant that is bringing sustainability to a variety of New Orleanians. Nola Wise is a program under Global Green USA designed to make homes more energy efficient. On average, the program reduces your energy bill by 12-30%. Nola Wise is also protecting the beloved architectural integrity of New Orleans. They are enlightening homeowners that they can improve the energy efficiency of older homes through a series of improvements rather than demolishing their existing home in exchange for a new one. The participants have been divided into six categories.  Below is a full roster of this year’s esteemed contenders. Click on each link to check out their Impact Directory profiles to learn more.


Manufacturing / Distribution: NATCO Food Services NOLA Brewing Refresh Environmental



Alliance for Affordable Energy ARC of Greater New Orleans Downtown Development District Global Green / NOLA Wise Green Light New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Restore LA Green Corps New Corp Inc. Project Lazarus Second Harvest Food Bank Stay Local! Urban Conservancy


Offices: AMCREF Community Capital Baynham Environmental C4 Tech and Design Core USA FutureProof Gris Gris Lab NOMAR



Restaurants/ Cafés: Beaucoup Juice Café Carmo City Greens Fair Grinds Coffee House French Truck Coffee Hey Café Liberty's Kitchen Midway Pizza PJs Coffee on Poydras The Fat Falafel The Green Fork


Retail: VertiFarms LLC (A.M.P.S.) Better Bottoms Diapers Direct Audio Video Feelgoodz Flip Flops Hollygrove Market & Farm In Exchange LALED Nature's Greenhouse New Orleans Food Co-Op New Orleans Green Queork Stanley's Custom Creations Zuka Baby


Services: All Things Local Bayou Kayaks Bike Taxi Unlimited Clear the Clutter CLEAResult Eco Urban Holistic Housing Joule Energy NOLA Time Bank Nurture Nannies PosiGen (Green Grants) Pure Water Technology Raised Printing The Purple Monkey Transform NOLA

One thought on “Who Will Win the Green Natties: Meet the Contestants

  1. Gretchen Z

    Wow!! We at NOLA TimeBank are excited and so appreciative to be included with this amazing group!! Thank you LifeCity for being among our very first supporters!


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