55 posts categorized "Built Environment"

  • 09/10/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Labyrinth Goes World-Wide

The labyrinth at our CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center at 5620 Florida Avenue is now listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator http://labyrinthlocator.com/  Check it out and see the listings of other labyrinths located in New Orleans.

We invite you to come engage in a meditative walk and to learn more about labyrinths at http://labyrinthsociety.org/home

Labyrinth Complete

  • 08/13/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Labyrinth of Love - Special Thanks to ABHMS

Truly a labyrinth of love has been created for our community at the CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center on Florida Avenue.  Special thanks to the 230 American Baptist Home Mission Society volunteers that came to serve from 20 different states and Puerto Rico!  They built the labyrinth, uncovered overgrown sidewalks, performed interior and exterior painting and repairs on residents' homes and churches, installed a pulpit,  weeded gardens & gravel pathways, cleaned gutters, and engaged in many, many other home rebuilding projects last week.  These giving folks continue to return year after year to help us rebuild and enhance our Lower 9th Ward Community. A very special thank you to all of these very special volunteers!

Labyrinth Complete

See all the photos of their wonderful work on our CSED Facebook Page

  • 05/05/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Join us this Friday at our Outdoor Wetland Education Center

Please join us as we celebrate the completion of the CSED Outdoor Wetland Education Center this Friday, May 8, 11:45 a.m., at Caffin & Florida Avenues. Tulane City Center students made it happen and will be on hand to share their incredible design/build process.

Check out the planting plan and building scheme. 

See photos of the design/build!

  • 05/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Almost There...Moving In Soon to Our New Location at 5227 Chartres

Porch and Wheelchair Ramp


Our move-in date is getting closer and closer. 

Last week, Charles Reddick worked on the beautiful porch (originally constructed by Historic Green) and the wheelchair ramp. 

It's looking good y'all!

P.S. The raised garden beds and the rain garden were installed by Historic Green during their Spring Greening 2015. 

  • 05/01/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Support CSED on GiveNOLA Day, May 5, 2015

Support CSED for GiveNOLA Day, this Tuesday, May 5. Last year, we raised $6,009 for the Lower 9th Ward CSED. We've set our goal this year at $10,000 and 300 donors.
Your support will help us to continue our rebuilding work with Lower 9th Ward residents, in the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle, with food security through community gardens, and the renovation of our new office and energy efficiency/environmental education center. 
Donate to CSED for GiveNOLA Day.    We are most grateful for your support!
  • 03/03/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED & Tulane City Center Partner to Create Outdoor Wetland Education Center

CSED has partnered with Tulane City Center to create an outdoor wetland education center on two of our lots at Florida & Caffin Avenues. The project aims to raise awareness of coastal restoration efforts by creating a K-12 environmental learning space that will include exhibits on local plants, outdoor classroom space, a bio swale and rain garden, and access to kayaks that will encourage hands-on learning directly adjacent to the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle.  The existing cypress and red maple trees, the community orchard and the butterfly island will remain and be enhanced.  Planting Plan Wetland Ed Center

You can view the entire project plan at our office at 5130 Chartres Street or just stop by the site.  As always, we welcome and value your comments as we "Sustain the Nine!" Building Scheme

  • 10/03/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

#Sustain the Nine - Support CSED KickStarter Campaign!


5227 Chartres (the Center) Before


The VISION:  Download PERSPECTIVE 011414

The CAMPAIGN: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/312337143/the-center-a-sustainable-historic-house

  • 09/29/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Work Completed During Green Apple Day!

GAD Work Complete

Green Apple Day of Service @ the Center

Green Apple Day of Service

USGBC's Green Apple Day of Service volunteers perform work on the CENTER over the weekend.  Volunteers from LA insulated the back of the CENTER with polyiso insulation, caulked ceiling boards, painted and installed insulation around the perimeter - under the house.  Thank you USGBC, & thank you volunteers for all of the hard work!  We hope to see you again soon!

  • 09/25/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

BOOM! R-40 Baby!



We went with cellulose because of the price point.  Half the price of blown-in fiberglass.  But man cellulose is dusty.  A dirty job for sure!