Earth Day

Living Green in New Orleans

Living Green in New Orleans: Earth Day 2014

WHAT:      The inaugural Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park promises to be a great event! The afternoon will bring live music, educational lectures, and of course delicious food.

This celebration promises:
-Information on how to live ‘Green’
-Celebrating the winners of the USGBC Louisiana Green Schools Challenge
-Live music by Smokin’ Time Jazz Club
-Green activities for kids
-Food and beer for purchase
-Fire dancing: Elizabeth Matthews: 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm
-Cooking demonstrations
-6:00pm and again at 7:00: Learn about becoming a “Herban” Green Gardener with a cooking demo from Linda Franzo, owner of Passionate Platter Herb. Garden & Cooking demos will tempt you with an “Herb Serendipity” Menu for a Spring Evening! Enjoy recipes of goat cheese mousse, olive tapenade bread, and fresh tomato basil pasta. While visitors are sampling savory dishes, Linda will take ‘thyme’ to answer your garden questions with ‘sage’ advice on growing your herbs in containers or raised beds. Fresh herb plants will be for sale.
-5:30pm: Emily Riordan from U.S. Green Building Council Center for Green Schools lecture on “The Importance of Healthy, Green Schools and Learning Environments.”
-6:30pm: Dana Nunez Brown will give a presentation and book signing of her book, “Using Plants for Stormwater Management: A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South.”
-7:30pm: Joann Burke from the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will give a presentation titled, “Saved our Lake, Working to Save our Coast.”
All speakers will have a Questions and Answer session, helping classes count for CEU’s for teachers, landscape architects, architects, and LA master naturalist.

WHEN:      Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm

WHERE:    New Orleans Botanical Garden, 3 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
Enter on Victory Drive or on Stadium Drive. There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot across from the entrance to the Botanical Garden. We encourage you to ride your bike. We’ll have special bike parking on Victory Drive.

COST:  Free (donations are accepted)

Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter and the New Orleans Botanical Garden with support from the New Orleans City Park Green Team and Friends of City Park. The cooking demo is sponsored by the Metro Area Horticulture Foundation.

Visit Earth Day then walk across Victory Drive to listen to the Louisiana Philharmonic in Swing in the Oaks on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. This is another free event and there is no bad seat to listen to the live music. To learn more about Swing in the Oaks, please visit:

Booth Rental Paperwork

Map of the event

Earth Day Flyer