New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 at Palmer Park on Saturday, April 18th, 11 am to 7:30 pm!


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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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Louisiana Bucket Brigade Raffle winners announced!

We were selling raffle tickets like crazy at the New Orleans Earth Day Festival and online at labucketbrigade.org. Today, we’re announcing the winners!

Here are the prizes and the winners:

A two-night stay for two at the InterContinental New Orleans
Bill South

A one-night stay for two at Hotel Monteleone
J. C. Corcoran

Two tickets to a Tipitina’s show
Karen Wallace

Two tickets for a tour with Racontours
Terrina Cook

Hard Rock Café gift bag
Judy Hatcher

Dinner for two at Commander’s Palace
Sherry W. Campo

PrAna $30 Gift Card
Gail Taylor

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who participated! You should receive a phone call or email (the contact information you provided), explaining how to collect your prize.


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One day left to sign up for the raffle!

If you were at the New Orleans Earth Day Festival April 17, you may have heard about our raffle for tons of great prizes like:

  • A two-night stay for two at the InterContinental New Orleans
  • A one-night stay for two at Hotel Monteleone
  • Two tickets to a Tipitina’s show
  • Two tickets for a tour with Racontours
  • Hard Rock Café gift bag
  • Dinner for two at Commander’s Palace
  • And more!
Well, there’s still time to sign up for the raffle online! The raffle drawing is at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5. You can purchase two tickets for $10 or 5 tickets for $20. Go here for everything you need to know.
We’ll be calling the winners and revealing their names at nolaearthdayfest.org tomorrow afternoon!


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Enter for a chance to win one of several raffle prizes!

On Sunday, we’ll be selling raffle tickets at the festival for the chance to win one of several prizes. You could win:

  • A two-night stay for two at the InterContinental New Orleans
  • A one-night stay for two at Hotel Monteleone
  • Two tickets to a Tipitina’s show
  • Two tickets for a tour with Racontours
  • Hard Rock Café gift bag
  • Dinner for two at Commander’s Palace

Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Look for volunteers selling the raffle tickets at the festival, or stop by the Welcome Tent for more information. Proceeds to benefit the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.