Alliance for Affordable Energy Cheers for Charity @ Rusty Nail

Come join us for BINGO, BEER & BTUs!

20% of all purchases from 4-8p will be donated to the Alliance for Affordable Energy.

We’ll also be celebrating our new weekly show on WHIVfm: The People’s Power Hour with Logan Burke.

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.

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

Top 10 Ways to Create a Healthy Workplace for Moms

Mother-Friendly-Worksite-CertifiedMore often than not, women are choosing to be working moms.  In fact, women are predicted to take the majority of the workforce by 2018 and are currently outnumber men attending postgraduate programs (Department of Labor Statistics).

Does your business support mothers?  Learn from the following tips on how your business can create a healthy workplace for working moms that generate better results from your employees.   These tips do not have to be costly, but simply require a creative mindset for the employer of the 21st Century. Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to Recover from Mardi Gras, with a Green Twist

Mardi-Gras-Mask-by-FuseBy Carla Robertson

Mardi Gras season passes through New Orleans leaving tired, cash-strapped and often less than healthy individuals in its path. As we gear up and dress up for the weekend to come, knowing full well that Wednesday will be difficult, keep these tips and tricks in mind as you recover greenly from Mardi Gras: Continue reading

The Greentrepreneur: Arc of Greater New Orleans

DSC_0216The Arc of Greater New Orleans wears many hats year round, but during Mardi Gras, the Arc’s primary objective is to get – those – beads! As one of its core Arc Enterprises, the bead-recycling program keeps tons of plastic beads out of landfills while supporting the Arc’s work in Jefferson, Orleans and St Bernard Parishes. Continue reading

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

It’s Fun, But Ho-oh So Wasteful!

By James Haralson

In a classic scene from the 1983 film, A Christmas Story, brothers Ralphie and Randy wake up on Christmas morning to find a living room filled with presents. They rush down the stairs and begin ripping and tearing the wrapping paper from the gifts, throwing it across the room.

Soon the entire room is filled with a sea of wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift boxes with no place to go except in a garbage can destined for a landfill.

This fictitious family was too preoccupied with a Red Ryder BB gun, a leg-shaped lamp, and finding an open Chinese restaurant on Christmas day that they overlooked a more significant problem: holiday waste. Continue reading

10 Tips for Sustainable Holiday Gift Giving

By Carla Robertson

Oh, even those of us who rarely shop can get caught up in holiday shopping fever – there are just so many options and so much to buy, buy, buy! And the advertisements let us know that when we buy, buy, buy, we’ll be rewarded with smiles of joy or squeals of delight from those we love the most. That’s pretty hard to resist!

Here are some tips to help you keep your holidays greener and avoid that post – holiday consumption “hangover”. Continue reading