Louisiana Smart Growth Summit

Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) will host the 12th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit November 7 & 8, 2017 in downtown Baton Rouge. The award-winning Summit has become the Southeast’s premier event promoting dialogue on innovative planning and exploring models for creating healthier and more resilient communities, making our streets safer while expanding transportation options, as well as examining the real estate market and development trends, and the important role of policymaking and leadership. Major sessions will hit on the big ideas that we hope will inspire our communities to move forward, as well as best practices and how-to follow-up sessions for our practitioners.

The second day of the conference will also feature a Smart Cities track, showcasing advanced technology applications to address: blight and revitalization; air quality and environmental health; mapping and GIS systems; integrated transportation; & other challenges.

Louisiana Smart Growth Summit

Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) will host the 12th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit November 7 & 8, 2017 in downtown Baton Rouge. The award-winning Summit has become the Southeast’s premier event promoting dialogue on innovative planning and exploring models for creating healthier and more resilient communities, making our streets safer while expanding transportation options, as well as examining the real estate market and development trends, and the important role of policymaking and leadership. Major sessions will hit on the big ideas that we hope will inspire our communities to move forward, as well as best practices and how-to follow-up sessions for our practitioners.

The second day of the conference will also feature a Smart Cities track, showcasing advanced technology applications to address: blight and revitalization; air quality and environmental health; mapping and GIS systems; integrated transportation; & other challenges.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4-5-2016

Local businesses compete for the 2016 Green Games Awards, celebration at Eiffel Society

 

The Green Games Awards Gala is New Orleans’ sustainability event of the year. On May 12th, 2016, our city’s business leaders will take over Eiffel Society for a glamourous academy awards-like program to honor awardees, network, and enjoy live entertainment.

In the last five years, LifeCity has presented over 100 awards for sustainable achievements and leadership empowering changemakers to take on the next steps in their sustainability missions. At the forefront of social innovation, the Green Games Awards Gala celebrates the progress local businesses have made in sustainability; inspiring other New Orleans’ industries to do the same as sustainability becomes the “norm” and not the exception for business success.

This year, over 150 businesses will compete for Sustainability Achievement awards in Greater New Orleans. Business leaders in seven categories will take home honors such as “Sustainability Leadership,” “Most Improved,” and “People’s Choice.”

  • WHO: LifeCity, LLC will host New Orleans’ Sustainability Event of the Year in partnership with the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Biz New Orleans, Stay Local, Natural Awakenings Magazine, and the City of New Orleans Resilience Office.
  • WHAT: The Fifth Annual Green Games Awards Gala: an academy awards-style gala for sustainable businesses in New Orleans. Live entertainment featuring Tank & the Bangas and local comedians, silent auction, local food, and revealing the winners of the 2016 Green Games awards.
  • WHERE: The Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA.
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 12th, 7-10pm
  • WHY: This Fifth Annual Awards Gala is a celebration of the social innovation that New Orleans is a leader in. It brings awareness to the organizations who are operating in a sustainable, community-minded way, and celebrates them for being pioneers of the movement in our region.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Antares Technology Solutions, AMCREF Community Capital, Cox Communications, Empire Services, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane UniversityPostlethwaite & Netterville, The Vivelan Group, and Valero Energy Foundation.

With their support, the Fifth Annual Green Games promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with ​live entertainment, delicious local food,​ a silent auction,​ and most importantly, a ​celebration of the local business leaders in our community who have made great strides to build a more sustainable New Orleans. Tickets can be found on the Green Games page of the LifeCity Website: http://mylifecity.com/greengames5. Early bird discounts available before April 15th, 2016.

ABOUT LIFECITY

LifeCity is a membership-based organization that makes social and environmental impact profitable for businesses. It seeks to ensure that businesses that want to go green have the support to do so, and businesses that claim to be green are truly implementing socially and environmentally responsible practices. LifeCity is always adding new businesses to our membership. If you are a business, manufacturer, or technical assistance provider interested in learning more about how can go green and save money call (504) 909-2489 or email green@mylifecity.com.

CONTACT: Meryl Dakin  meryl@mylifecity.com, 985-710-1830. Jessica Nehrbass  jessica@mylifecity.com, 504-909-2489

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NOFC – Engaged Owner Orientation

Get more involved in your co-op! We’re holding an orientation to ensure you have the tools and information you need to more actively engage in the co-op.

Learn more about:
◊ the co-op business model
◊ NOFC’s mission and structure
◊ the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of Owner-Membership
◊ how to get more involved in the co-op
◊ the “Hands On Owner” (HOO) Program*

*Becoming a Hands On Owner: The HOO program is a valuable way to learn about co-ops, healthy foods, and to work with others in your community to make a difference. Those interested in becoming HOOs must participate in this orientation to be scheduled for duties or a shift, and be eligible for a HOO appreciation discount.

In the Street University (Room 252) at the Healing Center.

Christmas Eve Celebration on the Steamboat Natchez

Join LifeCity member Steamboat Natchez for their Christmas Eve Celebration on the Mississippi River. The cruise will feature the delicious holiday buffet and live Jazz music. The cost is $75.00 per person. Boarding will begin at 6:30pm, cruising from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. Reservations are required and holiday attire recommended. Click here to view our menu, or click here for reservations.

Ask an Urban Gardener Series

Every Third Tuesday of the month NOLA Green Roots hosts “Ask an Urban Farmer” series. This series gives new farmers and people who are looking to grow an opportunity to hear first-hand what goes into growing in an urban area. To RSVP, email NOLA Green Roots at info@nolagreenroots.com or sign up here. There will be FREE food and drinks.