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May, 2011

Sign Up for Recycling in the New Orleans Area

May 23, 2011 by in News Comments Off on Sign Up for Recycling in the New Orleans Area

Recycling is now available for free the New Orleans area and all you have to do is sign up!

Just visit http://www.nola.gov/en/RESIDENTS/Department-Of-Sanitation/Curbside-Recycling to sign up.

There are a few restrictions so be sure to check that your residence qualifies. If your residence does not qualify for the free recycling program please look into setting up recycling for a small fee.

Some companies we suggest are Phoenix Recycling or Allied Waste Industries.

So get on board new Orleans and RECYCLE!

Our Favorites for May!

May 10, 2011 by in Fashion Comments Off on Our Favorites for May!

The summer heat is already here and at Branch Out that means trying to keep cool while enjoying all that the summer months have to offer. So Thiri and I have picked out some fun in the sun outfits and accessories as our favorites.

For the guys, we picked a classic, our Everyday Chino short. So classic you can wear them everyday and with anything. And comfortably cool in three cotton colors!

We also picked the Animals t-shirt. The design is super cute and we love the deep army green color. Stop by in-store to see all the awesome t-shirts designs we have in stock!

For the ladies we picked a hot little number, the Sasha Mini dress. It’s short, it’s sassy and it’s 100% organic cotton to keep your hott self cool!

We also decided that the Yuki Tote would look adorable with the Sasha mini. The Yuki tote is made from all recycled fabric so each tote is unique and fun. It’s the perfect size for a carry-all beach tote or even an over-sized purse for a long day of shopping.

So there you have it, kids! Our cool picks for May, so enjoy!

love, Lauren + Thiri

Shop Fest 2011

May 2, 2011 by in News Comments Off on Shop Fest 2011

Branch Out will have complimentary cocktails and music will be provided by DJ Eugene Oubliette! Local designers Katie Lady and Abiqutie will be here showing off their latest creations!

Stores will stay open late so you don’t have to miss any Jazz Fest action. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and live music all along Magazine Street.

This event allows you to enjoy a full day of Jazz Fest, and a full evening of shopping, dining and fun on Magazine Street afterwards.

Participating shops run the full length of Magazine Street. So, whether you’re Dowtown, in the Lower garden District, or Uptown – there’s something in store for you, at our stores on Magazine.

For more info, check out http://www.magazinestreet.com/

Green News

May 2, 2011 by in News Comments Off on Green News

On Wednesday, March 4th, grab your reusable tote-bag and head on over to Whole Foods on Magazine Street or on Veterans Boulevard. Wednesday ONLY. Whole Foods will DONATE 5% OF NET SALES to The Green Project!

This month The ReUse District is organizing a used cooking oil and grease drive to raise awareness about The Green Project’s new grease collection program. Cooking oil and grease can be brought to The Green Project Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. All donors will receive a tax donation for the value of their donation. The ReUse District is trying to get as many restaurants on board as possible and will recognize participating restaurants with their own website page. For more information or to learn about  pick-ups, email Beth at bstelson@thegreenproject.org.

Free Recycling for Kenner Residents: Just a few months ago, KLV Operations started a free curbside recycling program for Kenner residents with the support of Catholic Charities. They already have a 25% participation rate, and are (of course) looking for more households to join in.

The Green Project is looking for nominations for the Board of Directors: Do you know somebody that is passionate about sustainable waste management or reuse? The Green Project is now open for nominations for the Board of Directors, and wants your input. Feel free to nominate yourself to put your environmental zeal to good use!

What are the requirements?

  • Attend one board meeting per month
  • Participate on at least one committee
  • Make a personally appropriate financial commitment to the organization

The board will be voted upon at the annual membership potluck meeting on June 28th, 2011– so mark you calendars!Nominations and inquires should be sent to Marilyn Kearny at marilynkearney@bellsouth.net. Nominations must be received by May 21, 2011.