On October 25th, community members from around New Orleans came together to make a statement that we need action against climate change. Much like the Step It Up events in the past, the 350 event focused on the need to reduce the carbon in our atmosphere to 350 parts-per-million. Citizens gathered at Congo Square in Armstrong Park while marching bands from Sophie B. Wright School, Marcia Behrman Charter School and O. Perry Walker High School kept the crowd moving during the two-hour rally Sunday. Local trumpeter Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown invited anyone with an instrument to join in “When the Saints Go Marching In,” drawing cheers from the crowd before he led a second-line to Frenchman Street to watch the Saints win their sixth game in a row. This event highlighted that doing nothing is not an option, and we need to act now to protect our environment to protect the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren.
Gulf South Solar, a corporate sponsor of the event, provided power for the 350 event’s PA System with one of their solar powered trailers. Have a non-profit event coming up? Call us to see if your organization qualifies for a free 1 day solar trailer rental. http://www.gulfsouthsolar.com/products/solar-trailer/
The Baton Rouge Green Crawl is an event designed to introduce Baton Rouge residents to our city’s green resources, green developments, and green businesses.
Date: Thursday, October 15th
Time: 5:00pm – 10:oopm
Location: Area Businesses in Baton Rouge (Map my ride)
Passport: Click here to download
Continue reading “Baton Rouge Green Crawl! Thursday, Oct. 15th”
On the 1st day of Hurricane season, residents of the Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans City Councilmen and many environmental leaders are gathering at the Bayou Beinvenue Cypress Triangle Platform in the Lower 9th Ward to speak out to ask the Corps to make the protection of our communities top priority. For more information see: www.mrgomustgo.org.
Gulf South Solar will be providing free, clean solar power for this event with one of their solar trailers.
When: June 1st, from Noon – 1pm
Where: Caffin @Florida, on the water
Over 50 Environmental leaders from all over Louisiana came out to the Capital on Tuesday, May 26th to learn about important environmental legislation that is being considered by the Louisiana House and Senate. Continue reading “Louisiana Environmental Voter Day”
Ann Shaneyfelt, a Sierra Club Executive Committee Member and Gulf South Solar Employee, wrote an article for the Delta Sierran. The article is titled “Solar Tax Credits Demystified”. To view this article in PDF format, click here.