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  • 10/23/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter October 23, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: NAHSE & Rhodes College 

Special thanks to our volunteers from National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and Rhodes College for their volunteer work and donations to help rebuild our community. CSED was happy to have them, and our homeowners were truly grateful for the helping hands. 
FRESH Stop Market opens this Saturday

Volunteers worked to put the final finishing touches on the new Sankofa FRESH STOP MARKET.  Come out and celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, October 24 at 5029 St Claude Ave, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. They'll have fresh produce, local greens and citrus, fresh shrimp and fresh eggs for purchase.
Save the date: All Souls Soul-A-Bration fundraiser

All Souls will host their 3rd annual Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser to benefit their after-school program.  on Nov. 20. The event will take place 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center, 5500 St. Claude Ave. The suggested donation for the evening is $25 and the master of ceremony for the event will be WWL-TV's Laura Buchtel. 

The evening will feature a silent auction, live music, complimentary drinks and food from some of New Orleans' outstanding restaurants and a "Gumbo Cook-Off" competition in which folks will have the opportunity to taste and then vote for the best Gumbo.  

For more information, contact Reverend Edward Thompson or Carolina Gallop at (504) 218-8995.
Lower 9 neighborhood holiday market

Members from the Lower 9 community are looking to start a new tradition, a neighborhood holiday market. We are currently looking for vendors who can set up shop on November 21 and December 14. There is a $50 vendor's fee. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Rachel Pickens at [email protected] or Charlotte Jackson at [email protected].
Rain barrel workshop this Saturday
Please join Groundwork New Orleans for "How to Build and Install Rain Barrels", the third workshop in their Environmental Justice series. This free, outdoor workshop will take place this Saturday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in The Earth Lab at  The New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. 
Learn how to reduce your utility bills, as you learn how to make, install, and decorate your own rain barrels! All participants will take home a barrel and installation kit ($30) 
Musicians needed for improvised musical piece

Shay Nichols, from Tulane's Studio in the Woods is looking for musicians for a new music project that explores the power of listening in nature. She would like to collaborate with fellow musicians to create an improvised musical piece at Bayou Bienvenue, both honoring what has been lost and the possibility of renewal."
If you are interested, please contact Shay at [email protected].
Sustainable Program Management and Fundraising

Tulane University's Center for Public Service will host a Sustainable Program Management and Fundraising workshop Tuesday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at  Tulane City Center, 1725 Baronne St. This workshop will feature hands-on coaching and interactive exercises to explore best practices in program management including annual fundraising efforts. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 28. For any additional information please contact Edy Delgado

HBCU Go Fund Me to support conference in Paris, France

The HBCU Climate Change Initiative is seeking funds to support a delegation of students and faculty mentors to participate in the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 21st convening (COP21) in Paris, France from November 30, 2015 - December 11, 2015. 

In This Issue
State-wide election this Saturday

Don't forget to vote this Saturday, Oct. 24! Check out the links below (courtesy of the League of Women Voters of New Orleans) for candidate biographical information and their unedited responses to LWVNO questions. 
Election volunteers needed
Justice and Beyond seeks volunteers to ride people to the voting polls Saturday October 24 from 6 am to 8 pm. Drivers with clean reliable cars and persons who need rides to the polls should call  1-800-239-7379.
Eat Dat! New cookbook offers healthy, affordable recipes

CSED is a partner and contributor to a new cookbook called "Eat Dat!" It features 80 pages of nutritious, healthy, affordable meals for New Orleans residents. Best of all, it's free to download. 
CSED Team 

Chief Executive Officer 
Arthur Johnson

Program Manager
Kathy Muse

Volunteer Manager
Warrenetta Banks

Wetland Specialist
John Taylor

Energy Efficiency Assistant
Charles Reddick

Community Resilience Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens
| 504-324-9955 | [email protected] | http://sustainthenine.org
5130 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117


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