The 2015 New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Park.
About the event:
The New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby presented by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade is unique. It’s the first and only Solar Derby in the state and also the only Earth Day Festival in Louisiana not sponsored by an oil company! It’s the only event in the area focused on engaging the local community, environmental organizations and businesses specifically around environmental sustainability. And in the long term, we believe our event has the potential to expand beyond New Orleans and become established as the premier sustainability event along the Gulf Coast. With each New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo, our aim is to serve as a model of sustainability, proving that a green festival can generate a significant economic impact without taking funding from an oil company.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a New Orleans non-profit founded on environmental justice issues in 2000, organized the first New Orleans Earth Day Festival in 2009 in response to New Orleans residents’ interest in sustainability and environmental protection.
Establishing that first New Orleans Earth Day Festival was a natural expansion of our mission to promote clean air, environmental justice and sustainability. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the good work of environmental groups, learn about alternative energy and make a case for a strong green economy and reduced pollution. The New Orleans Earth Day Festival has been a huge success with thousands of attendees, generating news and excitement throughout the greater New Orleans area.
We can’t wait to see you at this year’s festival!