New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 at Louis Armstrong Park on Saturday, April 19th, 10 am to 7:30 pm!


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Lagniappe from Africa Brass for all the great work that Louisiana Bucket Brigade does

AB POSED PICAfrica Brass is going to have special guests on Saturday.

Luther Gray is a drumming legend who has created two major musical groups: Percussion Incorporated and Bamboula 2000, for which has twice won a Big Easy World Music Award. He is also credited with the founding of the Congo Square Foundation, which began in 1989, and leads a drum circle every Sunday afternoon in Congo Square.
Spy Boy Honey-  A good friend of Africa Brass Honey’s energy is contagious. He is an excellent vocalist/drummer, and a strong keeper of the Black Indian tradition, “Get Out day Way, Honeys comin.”
Anier Alonso del Valle- master conguero from Cuba has performed with Conjunto Folclorico Nacional de Cuba, we are blessed to have Anier as a member of Africa Brass.

Rick Trolsen- trombone, has performed with Bonerama, Neslort, Lina Prima, Dr. John, and is a great bandleader as well.

We are going to invite Gen. Honore to play a drum with us, and we hope to become members of his Green Army.


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Only one day away!

We’re almost there!  Can’t wait to see you at the festival on Saturday at Armstrong Park.  Check out Music & Festivities to reacquaint yourself with the amazing artists & activities that we’ll have at the festival.  And join our Facebook event to see if any of your friends will be there too!

2014 New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo Poster


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Thanks to Juan’s Flying Burrito!

donkey logoSpecial thanks to Juan’s Flying Burrito for their support of our volunteer Earth Day Planning Committee! The Earth Day Planning Committee is at the core of many important aspects of the festival including the Green Business Expo, the Kid’s Tent, the Silent Auction, and more. We deeply appreciate Juan’s generous food donations that enabled us to thank our amazing Earth Day Planning Committee in delicious style!


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Team Sno to perform on Earth Day Do Whatcha Wanna! Stage

15811_4183811835630_1920128974_nThe incomparable Team Sno (Slam New Orleans) will take the stage at 4:45pm on Earth Day! Don’t miss your chance to hear this three-time National Poetry Slam winning group of incredible local poets. They rock!


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Earth Day Silent Auction has gone live!

img3The Silent Auction is now officially live. Visit the Silent Auction’s website to bid on a wide array of items ranging from hotel rooms to Saints memorabilia to fine dining! Online bidding ends this Friday so make sure to get your bids in before then. Pictured above is a view from the Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua! Bid in the Silent Auction to make this view yours!


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Support the festival and help keep it free!

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Introducing Sunshine Daiquiris– solar-powered, eco-friendly daiquiris! Click above to support the New Orleans Earth Day Festival, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and alternative energy sources. You generous donation will help us keep the festival free and move the Louisiana Bucket Brigade closer to financial independence so we can keep fighting for clean air and healthy communities!


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Play Earth Day Bingo to win a free bike!

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Win a free bike and learn about sustainability with our new Earth Day Bingo card!  The Bike Shop at 4711 Freret has generously donated a brand-new, beautiful blue cruiser from Big Shot Bikes.  This gorgeous bike is a lightweight cruiser with a low step-through frame and fat tires perfect for NOLA’s many infamous potholes.  Even better, it comes with two built-in wooden racks on back and front to attach a box or carry any oddly-shaped items!

Features include:

  1. Aluminum alloy frame
  2. Three piece crank
  3. Fenders with stainless steel rigid mounts
  4. Dutch style cargo rack with wood inlays
  5. Optional solid wood crate for hauling your precious cargo
  6. Barefoot friendly pedals
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