Oyster shells collected from New Orleans restaurants helping to rebuild reefs

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is collecting oyster shells from New Orleans restaurants to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat in Coastal Louisiana. CRCL began working with local restaurants in New Orleans, as part of its Oyster Shell Recycling Program, to collect their used shells in order to rebuild the reefs. Louisiana’s coastal reefs can offer the state protection from hurricanes, but oyster … Continue reading Oyster shells collected from New Orleans restaurants helping to rebuild reefs

Recycled Christmas trees helping to slow coastal erosion in New Orleans

Recycled Christmas trees find a second life as habitat for birds and fish and protection for the fragile coastline in New Orleans and the wider Louisiana state. Every year after the holiday season, contract haulers collect Christmas trees in New Orleans which are then taken to landfill where they sit until after Mardi Gras, when the National Guard is available to move them by helicopter … Continue reading Recycled Christmas trees helping to slow coastal erosion in New Orleans

Climate Action Center to build community awareness of climate change action in New Orleans

A new community centre focused on building awareness of climate change, sharing resources and catalysing innovation is set to open in Greater New Orleans. New Orleans will be the first American city lost to sea level rise unless dramatic measures are taken, yet there is a lack of community understanding and tangible opportunities for taking action in the Greater New Orleans region. The Holy Cross Project’s Community Development … Continue reading Climate Action Center to build community awareness of climate change action in New Orleans

Grow Dat Youth Farm: Transforming communities and the environment in New Orleans

Grow Dat Youth Farm, a two-acre sustainable farm in New Orleans’ City Park, is on a mission to transform the city’s communities, environment, and each other by engaging in the meaningful work of growing healthy food. More than 50 youth participate in Grow Dat’s Leadership and Advanced Leadership Programs every year. Through training and experience, young people from high schools across New Orleans learn skills … Continue reading Grow Dat Youth Farm: Transforming communities and the environment in New Orleans