Energy Smart is a comprehensive energy efficiency program developed by the New Orleans City Council and administered by Entergy New Orleans. The program incentivizes Entergy New Orleans customers to perform energy saving upgrades in their homes and businesses.
Residential Rooftop Solar Program
The Residential Rooftop Solar Program is a simple and straightforward way for Entergy New Orleans customers to participate in the benefits of distributed renewable energy. All you do is allow Entergy access to install a utility owned and operated system. In exchange for renting your roof, starting on your next bill, you will see a $30 credit every month; rain or shine.
The New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition
The New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition is a group of organizations, businesses, civic leaders, and community members who support improving our roadways and safe transportation options in order to enhance health, equity, sustainability, prosperity, and quality-of-life for the people of New Orleans.
Complete Streets - Public Works, City of New Orleans
In 2011, the New Orleans City Council passed the New Orleans Complete Streets Ordinance, which calls for establishing an advisory committee to oversee implementation and progress of the Complete Streets Program. The goal of the ordinance is “to accommodate and encourage travel for all users in a balanced, responsible and equitable manner consistent with, and supportive of, the surrounding community.”
Complete Streets Policy Manual
The manual is Co-produkced by: Center for Planning Excellence’s CONNECT Coalition and the Merritt C. Becker, Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute.
Do Not Toss Registry
In cooperation with local publishers, Orleans Parish now regulates the unwanted tossing of unsolicited printed matter, which often arrives as a “free” newspaper in red, white, or clear bags tossed on residential lawns. Register
The Buy Nothing Project Carrollton
The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with the mission to build community by connecting people through hyperlocal gifting, and reducing our impact on the environment.
Vintage Green Review
Bulk Refill Store
3530 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
New Orleans' First & Only Zero Waste Supply and Bulk Refill Store. Vintage Green Review offers refills on products like cleaning detergent, hand soap, shampoo, and lotion to reduce plastic waste. Products can be shipped with next day delivery or customers can visit the store to refill their own bottles. Bottles can also be returned to the store for reuse.
New Orleans Food Co-Op
Inside the New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Ave Ste 110 New Orleans, LA 70117
New Orleans Food Co-Op is a full-service, all-natural community-owned grocery store that is open to the public, 7 days a week. New Orleans Food Co-Op is a member-owned cooperative, created for the community by the community. The grocery store has a focus on local products, products produced within the state of Louisiana or within 250 miles of New Orleans.
3939 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Marine Layer is a clothing store that recycles old clothes into new clothes. You can donate your old clothes to receive store credit and then your old clothes will be recycled and turned into new clothing items for sale. Marine Layer operates around the US but there is a store on Magazine Street. Clothes can either be shipped to Marine Layer or dropped off in store.
4119 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Buffalo Exchange is a clothing thrift store that purchases items from customers. Customers can either walk-in or book an appointment for a store employee to review the clothing items they wish to sell. All items sold at Buffalo exchange are thrifted in this way.
Red, White, and Blue
5728 Jefferson Hwy.
Harahan, LA 70123
Red, White, and Blue is a traditional thrift store where items can be donated and then they are sold.
Kitchenware Thrift Store
3828 Dryades Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Seasoned is a thrift store that specializes in kitchenware. Customers can sell their kitchenware to Seasoned and it will be resold in store and on their Etsy page.
Nonprofit focused on textile recycling
1927 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. NOLA 70113
ricRACK is a nonprofit that is focused on teaching the community how to reduce, reuse, and recycle textiles. Through community outreach programs like mentorship and educational workshops, ricRACK seeks to reduce the amount of textiles that end up in landfills.
Central Carrollton Association, in partnership with Greening Carrollton, collects glass for recycling and books for two nonprofit organizations, the Symphony Book Fair and Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners. The collections take place at Faith New Orleans, 7902 S. Claiborne Ave., (corner Fern St.) the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
We now bring the glass to the Glass Half Full NOLA facility on Louisa St. (we used to bring it to the City's recyling center on Elysian Fields which is still an option). From their website: "We collect and convert NOLA’s glass bottles — which have been cramming our landfills for decades — into useable products: sand and glass cullet. These precious materials are used for an array of things, from coastal restoration to flood prevention to eco-construction."
The mission of Walkable Carrollton is to lobby for and improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure in the Carrollton neighborhood that links destinations, public spaces, and focal points of our community. Walkable neighborhoods serve people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, have effective lighting, offer plenty of space for people to walk or ride their bikes , are aesthetically pleasing, employ smart designs, and have safe access to public transportation. To that end, our initial focus will be on promoting walking and biking along S. Carrollton Ave. as follows:
· Improved crosswalk surface markings at heavily used intersections.
· Signage and street cones alerting motorists to pedestrian crossings
· Enhanced bike lane marking and buffering
· Bicycle repair stations and stands
· Speed limit signage
· Safe and protected public transit stops and school bus loading and drop-off locations (well-lit, cabanas or shelters, etc.)
· Crossing notifications for the visually impaired
· Parking code enforcement
· Sidewalk repair
· Street furniture
From Walkable Communities Inc.:
Walkability is the cornerstone and key to an urban area's efficient ground transportation. Every trip begins and ends with walking. Walking remains the cheapest form of transport for all people, and the construction of a walkable community provides the most affordable transportation system any community can plan, design, construct and maintain. Walkable communities put urban environments back on a scale for sustainability of resources (both natural and economic) and lead to more social interaction, physical fitness and diminished crime and other social problems. Walkable communities are more livable communities and lead to whole, happy, healthy lives for the people who live in them.
With a bank of freezers and refrigerators, we stock all of our farm products – eggs, pork, beef and goat, when in season, – at Laughing Buddha daily. We quickly learned that if we could buy from neighboring farms and aggregate more local food to go along with our products, we could become more of a one-stop shop for local groceries. So today, in addition to our farm products, we receive weekly deliveries of local produce, dairy, poultry, fermented items like krauts, pickles and kombucha, raw honey, jams, jellies, pickles and preserves, fresh pasta, rice, honey and more from upwards of 20 other regional farms (primarily Louisiana and Mississippi, with some Alabama and Texas, too) and producers.
Through our neighborhood delivery hub model, you can place an order and pick up at one of eight hub locations throughout the New Orleans area. We also offer pick up at our store in Metairie.