Saturday, December 6
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25 per person
Join us for a tour of several projects oriented toward sustainable development in the massive effort to rebuild New Orleans' 9th ward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Four leaders of the rebuilding effort will guide the tour, including:
- Paula Ridgeway - Energy Section Manager, Technology Division, Department of Natural Resources
- Charles Allen - Education and Outreach Coordinator, Xavier/Tulane Bioenvironmental Research Institute
- Pam Diesheil - Former President, Holy Cross Neighborhood Association
- Doug Meffert - Professor, Tulane University Environmental Projects
The tour will include the following stops:
Holy Cross Neighborhood - http://www.helpholycross.org/ - selected by specialists from Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in February 2006 as a pilot project in sustainable community development.
Read more: http://davidrmacaulay.typepad.com/SustainableRestorationPlan.pdf
Global Green Visitors Center - http://www.globalgreen.org/neworleans/holycross/
Showcasing the projects of Global Green USA including the Holy Cross Project, the Green Schools Initiative, and the Green Building Resource Center.
Preservation Resource Center - http://www.prcno.org/ - Organized long before Hurricane Katrina, and originally conceived as an advocacy-based organization, the PRC has since branched out considerably, with an award-winning publication, a façade easement program, and a host of community outreach and education initiatives. In 1988, Operation Comeback and Christmas in October, now known as Rebuilding Together, joined the ranks of the PRC's programs.
Read more: http://www.prcno.org/programs/
Make It Right Foundation - http://www.makeitrightnola.org/ - actor Brad Pitt's organization involved in a large-scale redevelopment project focused on green affordable housing and innovative design.
Read more: http://www.makeitrightnola.org/mir_SUB.php?section=low9&page=main
Sharp Solar Project - http://www.sharponenergy.com/ Working with numerous local organizations and businesses, Sharp donated 10 1.5 kilowatt solar electric systems (a total of approximately 80 modules), installed on the homes of nine residents and a community center on February 28 and March 1 by Sharp's authorized contractors.
Read more: http://www.blog.thesietch.org/2007/03/01/sharp-giving-away-free-solar-power-systems-in-new-orleans/
The bus will leave the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Saturday morning at 10:00 am and will return at approximately 12:30 pm. Cost is $25 per person.