Raise some Dough for the ALLIANCE FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY at Blaze Pizza

Join us for a pie in the sky FUNdraising night and enjoy some delicious pizza while supporting your favorite energy policy advocates!
Eat in, carry out, either way you’ll be donating 20% of your bill (alcohol excluded) to the Alliance just by grabbing a slice!

Alliance for Affordable Energy’s Raise some Dough w/ Blaze Pizza [FRERET]

Join us for a pie in the sky FUNdraising night and enjoy some delicious pizza while supporting your favorite energy policy advocates!
Eat in, carry out, either way you’ll be donating 20% of your bill (alcohol excluded) to the Alliance just by grabbing a slice!

Blaze is generously giving each person who mentions us at checkout a FREE PIZZA PASS good on your next visit. So not only will you be donating 20% to energy policy and social justice advocates, you’ll also be scoring a free pizza for yourself.

It really doesn’t get any better than that.
You eat, they give (donations & FREE PIZZA) & we all win!
Please come out and support Blaze’s generous community spirit!

Alliance for Affordable Energy’s Give & Shake at Atomic Burger

Atomic + Energy = burger science FUNdraising!

Come join us for a casual night of food + fun! 20% of all proceeds will benefit the Alliance for Affordable Energy!

We’ll have a raffle, giveaways + swag + more! Kid friendly, family friendly, super friendly event!
Leave the cooking to someone else and come learn about what we do to increase clean energy, energy equity and independence.

We can’t wait to meet you!

E3 Opportunity Hosted by LifeCity


After last week’s Green Seminar, led by Megan Hargroder of Conversations, LifeCity and several community members had the exciting chance to learn about a potential program that may play a big role in the future of New Orleans’ Impact Economy.

LifeCity invited Kristin Pierre of the EPA to hold an E3 Opportunity Meeting in the hopes of implementing an E3 program in New Orleans. E3, which is defined on its website as ”a technical assistance framework helping communities, manufacturers, and manufacturing supply chains adapt and thrive in today’s green economy,” is a collaboration of six government departments working together to provide communities with the necessary resources to improve every aspect of its social and economic impact.
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Green Seminar: Green Marketing with Conversations and special guest from the EPA

11.8.13 Chamber Seminar

e3logo_75Special Guest Kristin Pierre of the US EPA will make an exciting announcement that could support the development of our regional green economy.  Program Manager of E3 (Environment, Energy, Economy), Ms. Pierre is a leader in developing innovative solutions for the manufacturing industry.  Don’t miss out on the news!

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Efficiency First Regional Chapter Monthly Meeting

Efficiency FirstEfficiency First is the national association for the home performance industry. From the halls of Washington, DC, to your own backyard, Efficiency First members are working together to grow the home performance industry into a sustainable, profitable market segment. From education and networking opportunities, to advocacy at the national and grassroots level, Efficiency First exists to help home performance companies succeed.

At the Gulf Coast Region Chapter we know that efficiency is only one part of the sustainability market. We know that by working together with all types of sustainable entities, we can help build the Southeast into a progressive beacon of quality, health, and environmental stability. We hope you will come out and lend your voice to the conversation.

This is the first chapter of Efficiency First in our region, a national nonprofit trade association that unites the Home Performance workforce, building product manufacturers and related businesses and organizations in the escalating fight against global warming and rising energy costs.

Recently, the Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program was passed through City Council. In this meeting, we will be discussing Phase I of the plan for homeowners and small business owners, and the objectives of the Energy Efficiency Quick Star Process. Soon, utility companies will have put in place a program that is cost effective, provides energy savings, reduce emissions (including CO2), and increase utility energy efficiency capabilities and infrastructure.Come out, become a member, and help fight the good fight!

Draw the Second Line

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On September 21st, Tulane Green Club is hosting the Third Annual Second Line for Sustainability to bring together the New Orleans Environmental Community to address our growing issues with climate change and energy efficiency. The event starts at 2 PM at Woldenberg Park and we will be Second Lining with Lagniappe Brass Band to Congo Square for speakers. 
The event is part of the 350.org National Day of Action against Keystone XL, and we are taking it in a far more community-based direction. Please join us for a day of education, action, and enthusiasm! 
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Energy Efficiency Collaboration in New Orleans

Group photo copyBy Joylynn Moore

Last Friday’s Quarterly Impact Economy Forum had a great turnout with over 70 individuals from the green and business communities coming together to learn more about the future of energy efficiency in LA. LifeCity’s Impact Economy Forums bring together leaders of local government, business, and non-profit organizations to discuss developments and timely issues affecting the Impact Economy in New Orleans.

The Forum kicked-off with Keynote Speaker Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, who spoke on the tremendous strides New Orleans has taken to move forward in energy efficiency. As Chairman of the Utility Committee, CM Hedge-Morrell was able to speak to the development of the Energy Smart program and its tremendous success. When the City Council first launched the Energy Smart program in 2011, there had been programs initiated in other cities that did not have traction the City Council was hoping to achieve with Energy Smart. “The key that brought us to where we are today was in educating people on how to use the devices they were given,” explains CM Hedge-Morrell. “Instead of simply mailing the instructions, actual centers for people to get information were soon in place followed by a way for people to come out and talk to you if you didn’t understand the information.” Continue reading