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4 posts from August 2013

  • 08/31/2013
  • Posted by staff

Environmental Justice in New Orleans: Dr. Beverly Wright [VIDEO]

Wonderful video that commemorates EPA's 20 years of working on environmental justice issues, featuring Dr. Beverly Wright, Executive Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice - and friend to the Lower 9 and CSED.

  • 08/21/2013
  • Posted by staff

WDSU: Lousiana Schools Helping Students to Go Green

Great story on WDSU on the Green Schools Challenge, designed to create more awareness about sustainability among Lower 9 school kids (and elsewhere) - and featuring an interview with our very own Executive Director Arthur Johnson!

NEW ORLEANS —It's a push to get students out of the classroom and challenge them to create ways to go green.

The United States Green Building Council is linking up with Louisiana schools for a new initiative called the Louisiana Green Schools Challenge. The goal of the project is to engage students in environmental studies and to get them to create their own sustainable ways to go green.

Advocates of the project, like Arthur Johnson, say given the New Orleans infrastructure, the Crescent City is the perfect laboratory for students "to help them not only understand wetlands and restoration, and the importance of bayous, but see how that links to the community and how it can make a difference to them." READ MORE >>

via www.wdsu.com

  • 08/14/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Life in Bayou Bienvenue

John Taylor  got all his ducks in a row - his Mexican Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks

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  • 08/13/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Out With the Old & In With the New- well kind of

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Last week Baptist volunteers helped remove rotten wood from the Sustainable Engagement and Development Center (aka 5227 Chartres Street House).  As we peeled back layers of drywall and rotten tongue and groove, we found beautiful barge board rafters that make up the old bones of the house.  After several consultations with Andrew Spaulding (Nola Green Building Architect Extraordinaire), we determined  the next step is to remove termite damaged framing in the cantalevered section of the porch (bottom right pic), and replace with new treated lumber.  This will reinforce the roof rafters and ceiling joists that tie into the top plate at the front of the house.  Stay tuned for updates & project progress!

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