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!
GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT BUSINESSES TO SPONSOR RECYCLING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS DURING THE IRISH CHANNEL PARADE
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 www.irishchannelno.org
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