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!

5th Annual Green Games Gala

Tickets now on sale: RSVP here for Earlybird rates!

Live music, delicious local food, and most importantly, celebration of the local business leaders in our community who have made great strides to build a more sustainable New Orleans. This year, over 150 businesses will compete for Sustainability Leadership and Sustainability Achievement in Greater New Orleans. LifeCity Business and Green Card Members receive discounts on tickets. Email zena@mylifecity.com for promotional codes.

Be there to vote for your favorite sustainable business in our People’s Choice Award Category!

 

The Greentrepreneur: ZomBeads

DSC_0119ZomBeads is a socially conscious, community-driven business that is working to green Mardi Gras, one throw at a time. ZomBeads sells locally-produced Mardi Gras throws that are made of repurposed and recycled materials by artists from the community – raising the quality of throws while decreasing their environmental impact. As a for-benefit business, ZomBeads actively measures and tracks its social and environmental impacts on New Orleans, leveraging partnerships and collaborations to move their mission forward. Profits from ZomBeads go to support the work of the local environmental and social justice non-profit organization, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

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Stories from the Green Games: C4 Tech & Design

C4 TechWith the Green Games in full swing, we want you to share your stories!

Every month we are bringing you updates from LifeCity Business Members that are embodying the spirit of the Green Games through implementing their sustainability goals. These members are not only saving money while going green, they are improving their social and environmental impacts for the benefit of their organizations and New Orleans. Continue reading

The Greentrepreneur: QUEORK

Queork Bags 1This month’s spotlight features the first business to sign on with LifeCity located in the French Quarter, QUEORK.  New Orleans based QUEORK is dedicated to all products made using genuine cork fabric. Handmade by adhering thin slices of cork bark to fabric backing using beeswax, cork is an extremely durable product as well as both a natural and vegan material. QUEORK’s product selection includes bags, shoes, belts, accessories, and even iPad and iPhone covers.

Read on as we interviewed Amanda Dailey, owner and designer at this trend setting boutique. Continue reading

Save the Date! – 2nd Annual Green Natties Awards

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The Green Natties Awards Ceremony is the premier event for the sustainability community in New Orleans to celebrate our achievements, while recognizing the organizations and businesses making an impact in our City.

Over the past several months, 70+ organizations in our region have set sustainability goals and measured their improvements over time.  The Green Natties Awards Ceremony recognizes the successes of LifeCity Members in the office, retail, food service, manufacturing and non-profit sectors.

Sponsored by –  Posigen: Pure Positive Energy

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Check out Green Games Featured Competitor AMPS!

AMPSBack in November we launched the Green Games, our annual business sustainability competition that culminates in the Green Natties Awards Ceremony coming this May. Since all of our members are doing great work to reduce their environmental and social impacts, we believe they should be recognized by the community for these efforts during a special evening of awards, music, food and more.

To provide some inspiration, we thought we’d give you all a little peek into what some successful green businesses around you are doing. This month, we sat down with Kevin Morgan-Rothschild of AMPS to discuss the ins and outs of aquaponic agriculture.

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Transform NOLA is Ready to Transform Your 2013

Transform NOLAWant to loose weight?  Get healthy?  Follow your true bliss?  Don’t fall back into your old routine, but transform your new year with Transform NOLA’s Yoga Instruction and Life Coaching.  Meet Mia Oramous (rhymes with “famous”) who is a certified yoga instructor and life coach ready to help you become the person you want to be.

From personal training to build your best physical self, to life coaching to build those positive mental mussels, Mia is there to support your transformation.  She offers yoga classes, personal training using the TRX Suspension Training System (also used by Drew Brees!), and can meet you wherever you are to take the next best steps for your life. Continue reading