NetWork Volunteers Friend-raiser

Please join us for a special event to come learn more about NetWork Volunteers. The purpose of this friend-raiser is to help foster connections between NetWork Volunteers and potential individuals/organizations that may benefit from a partnership.
We hope that you may join us for this exciting event, complete with food and drinks. We hope to see you there!

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.

NOLA Healthy Living & Sustainability Expo this Saturday!

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NEW ORLEANS
, LA (August 7, 2013) The publisher of Natural Awakenings Magazine – Southeast Louisiana edition, the area’s primary free publication, dedicated to healthy and sustainable living in the Greater New Orleans area, will host the first NOLA Healthy Living & Sustainability Expo on October 12, 2013 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, LA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for 12 years and older. Children under 12 are free.

The NOLA Healthy Living & Sustainability  Expo will feature resources for natural and integrative health, wellness, environment and sustainable living in an experiential format that will include exhibits, presentations, panels, demonstrations and local artists. Speakers will include local nutritionists, integrative doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, local environmental experts and more.  Continue reading

Press Release: NOLA Healthy Living & Sustainability Expo

Nola Healthy Living and Sustainability Expo Logo


NEW ORLEANS
, LA (August 7, 2013) The publisher of Natural Awakenings Magazine – Southeast Louisiana edition, the area’s primary free publication, dedicated to healthy and sustainable living in the Greater New Orleans area, will host the first NOLA Healthy Living & Sustainability Expo on October 12, 2013 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, LA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for 12 years and older. Children under 12 are free.

The NOLA Healthy Living & Sustainability  Expo will feature resources for natural and integrative health, wellness, environment and sustainable living in an experiential format that will include exhibits, presentations, panels, demonstrations and local artists. Speakers will include local nutritionists, integrative doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, local environmental experts and more.  Continue reading

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

Quarterly Impact Economy Forum: The Energy State

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The Energy State: Louisiana’s Potential Leadership in Natural Gas and Clean Fuel Development

Over 70 organizations came out to our first Impact Economy Forum, co-hosted by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Green Collaborative, and LifeCity. At this Zero Waste event, the group shared our common vision for the Impact Economy. Our second Impact Economy Forum focused on taking action by learning how to navigate state policy advocacy in 2013.

Our next meeting in April will be focused on Louisiana’s natural gas and clean fuel development potential.  Continue reading

The Greentrepreneur: Joule Energy

“Follow your gut” – it’s a general rule of thumb for running a company and really, living your life, but few of us listen as closely to our internal convictions as Julian Thomas, leader, entrepreneur, and successful business owner of Joule Energy. Continue reading

NOLA Wise Expands into Commercial

Charlotte Piper

Beginning last month, NOLA Wise, a local energy efficiency program that assists homeowners make energy saving improvements to their homes, has begun a commercial loan program available to local businesses that want to make a valuable investment in our community. Fidelity Homestead Back of New Orleans will offer the commercial loan product, which is similar to the residential Fidelity loan program available through NOLA Wise. Continue reading

Are LA Energy Tax Credits Here to Stay?

James Haralson

Louisiana residents looking for more sustainable ways to power their homes and apartments have had a powerful tool from the Louisiana government available for the past four years.

Renewable energy credits allow Louisiana homeowners to “go green,” receiving up to a 50% refundable tax credit from the state for the costs of renewable technology installation. Continue reading