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March, 2012

Making St. Patty’s Day Green

Mar 20, 2012 by in News Comments Off on Making St. Patty’s Day Green

Branch Out and the Green Light District sponsored a community recycling effort during the Irish Channel- St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17th. Members of the community were able to recycle any beads they caught at the parade as well as old Mardi Gras beads in the brightly colored bins that lined the 2000-2100 blocks of Magazine St. The recycled beads helped to support The ARC of Greater New Orleans. Phoenix Recycling also joined in our efforts and put out bins for parade goes to recycle any paper, aluminum and plastic waste.

It was an even bigger success than last year and we couldn’t be happier!

Here was our official press release!




ON MARCH 17TH, 2012.


Member Businesses of the GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT are teaming up with local organizations, The ARC of Greater New Orleans and PHOENIX RECYCLING to sponsor plastic, paper, aluminum and bead recycling on the 2000-2100 blocks (St. Andrew to Jackson Avenue) of Magazine St. during the Irish Channel Parade on March 17, 2012.

Parade goers and members of the community will have the opportunity to recycle their Mardi Gras beads in bins that will line the 2000-2100 blocks of Magazine St. The beads will then be recycled by THE ARC OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS, a local non-profit whose bead recycling/ selling efforts are well known and part of their fund raising efforts aimed at benefitting their clients-members of the community with intellectual disabilities. PHOENIX RECYCLING is a local private recycling company operating in the Greater New Orleans area since 2007. To date, PHOENIX RECYCLING has recycled over 9 million pounds of local materials. PHOENIX will provide several large bins for recycling of plastic, paper and aluminum.

The Irish Channel Parade is an annual event dating back to 1947 that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and rolls each year through the Lower Garden District beginning at Felicity Street and Magazine and travels down Jackson and St. Charles Avenue and makes it final loop on Louisiana Avenue returning back down Magazine St. For more information on The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade, visit their website at

For more information of THE GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT of New Orleans, visit or “like” us on Facebook.

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Picks for March!

Mar 6, 2012 by in Fashion Comments Off on Picks for March!

For the Guys:

We just love carrying all sorts of great local designers and local artist, Jeff Pastorek is no exception! We love this quirky tee he dreamed up for us to celebrate the tasty Louisiana oyster. Yup, that’s an oyster surfing on a cracker!

And just in time for the warmer months we have the French Terry Lounge short. A comfy French terry short that lets you kick back without slouching on style.


For the Gals:

We are loving the Agatha dress right now! You truly cannot beat that coral color! This dress is perfect for beautiful Spring days and nights.

As the weather starts to warm up a bit the smells of Spring fill the air and what better way to capture that than with a home made bar of Louisiana soap. Sweet Olive Soap Works Gardenia goat milks soap is where it’s at!


Hope you liked our picks for March and stay tuned for all the fun stuff we having coming for Spring and Summer!