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March, 2011

Fahion Week NOLA was a Success!

Mar 19, 2011 by in Fashion Comments Off on Fahion Week NOLA was a Success!


We had such a great time this Thursday at the fashion show! All the models looked fabulous and the show was lots of fun. Can’t wait till next year!

And again, a big THANK YOU to all our lovely models!

Fashion Week New Orleans – March 15-18

Mar 15, 2011 by in Fashion Comments Off on Fashion Week New Orleans – March 15-18

Fashion Week  NOLA’s mission is to take fashion beyond the bounds of the industry with verve, imagination, and panache; like no other city can! At the same time giving back to the community through charitable partnerships, such as NO/AIDS Task Force, Dress for Success, Fashion Institute of New Orleans and the New Orleans Firefighters.

Showcasing 25+ runway shows, from retailers, boutiques, to emerging and, established Gulf Coast designers, as well as nationally renowned designers and fashion brands.

March 15-18, 2011 – Doors open @ 5pm

The Sugar Mill- 1021 Convention Center Blvd.

Come see Branch Out rule the runway on Thursday March 17th with 15 stunning looks for both men and women!

It’s gonna be a blast!

Eco-Conscious Carnival By Jack Leslie

Mar 5, 2011 by in News Comments Off on Eco-Conscious Carnival By Jack Leslie

The excitement of Mardi Gras can be felt all over. One of the struggles of an eco-conscious New Orleanian is  balancing a love for Carnival with an aversion to the waste that modern day Carnival generates.

Eventually, New Orleans will find a way to balance the wonderful traditions of Mardi Gras and modern environmental concerns. Until then, individuals can take the initiative to reduce their own impact on the environment during Carnival Season. One easy way to do that is to recycle your beads with Arc of Greater New Orleans.

ARC of Greater New Orleans is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been helping New Orleanians with intellectual disabilities for years. They help both children and adults by providing family services, education, employment, personal care, etc.

One of the ways they fund their essential services is to recycle Mardi Gras beads. Seeing treasure in what others might consider trash, Arc teamed up with the Sierra Club to collect discarded beads after Carnival. Volunteers sort and repackage the donated beads during the off-season. Then the next year, Arc sells the recycled beads back to the Krewes and Clubs to be thrown to adoring parade-goers once again. According to Aurthur Hardy’s 2011 Mardi Gras guide, Arc saved over 300 tons of bead waste from the landfill last year. And they’ll be at it again this year, with increased fan-fare from eco-minded New Orleanians.

So do Mother Nature a favor and make sure to bring a bag with you to the parades to collect discarded beads to be recycled with Arc. Visit Arc of Greater New Orleans’ website or the St. Tammany ARC’s website for donation information.

ASI Federal Credit Union is GREEN! The local community development credit union is hosting a bead drive to benefit Arc of Greater New Orleans. Recycle beads at any of ASI’s 15 branches across the Eastbank, Westbank and North Shore.

Cooking Oil and Grease Recycling at the Green Project

Mar 1, 2011 by in News Comments Off on Cooking Oil and Grease Recycling at the Green Project

The Green Project Starts Cooking Oil and Grease Collection for Biodiesel
The Green Project now collects used cooking oil and cooking grease to be used for biodiesel. The oil and grease will be given to Operation REACH to be converted into biodiesel.

Did you know that nearly 100% of cooking oil and grease can be recycled into biodiesel? Once converted, biodiesel provides a renewable, nontoxic, and clean-burning alternative to fossil fuels.
Want to get involved? Start by collecting your old cooking oil and grease in a sealable container. Bring it to The Green Project (2831 Marais Street) between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Saturday. A staff person will help you with a  tax receipt for the value of your donation. It’s as simple as that.
Questions? Email Beth at or call (504) 945-0240 ext. 2#.