How to Make a Rain Barrel

Rain barrels are a wonderful way to catch and reuse usable rain water, especially in water-rich New Orleans. Rebecca and Bryan recently taught a workshop at the Green Project all about how to create your own! Read below for details about why rain barrels are important, the tools and materials needed to make one, andRead More

TGP participates in the Tricentennial Service Challenge

In recent months, the Green Project has participated in the Tricentennial Service Challenge, a partnership between United Way of Southeast Louisiana, HandsOn New Orleans and NetWork Volunteers  that encourages 300,000 hours of service in New Orleans through 300 projects. Since January, we’ve logged 3132.5 hours through our volunteer programs! Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Students, community members, businesses andRead More

New Orleans upcycler, Jodie Flowers, turns plastic bags into personal treasures

Recycling isn’t just about sorting your plastics into city bins. It’s also about finding new uses for things around the house that would otherwise wind up in the trash. Recycling pros know that even odds and ends not deemed “recyclable” can be repurposed and diverted from landfills. Jodie Flowers, a New Orleanian and expert upcycler,Read More

The Green Project Announces the Return of Salvations Gala + Auction and a Call for Designers

New Orleans, LA: On June 1, 2018, the Green Project, a New Orleans-based environmental nonprofit, announced the return of Salvations Gala + Auction to be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018. After a three-year hiatus, the annual fundraiser returns to a new venue—City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain. The evening gala will include a Salvage Design Competition,Read More

The Green Project, Gets “Energy Smart”

Author: Robyn Munici For 23 years, The Green Project’s mission has been developing a culture of creative reuse in New Orleans by building a marketplace for reclaimed materials and cultivating a respect for their value. The nonprofit’s warehouse store, located in the Bywater neighborhood at 2831 Marais St., diverts six tons of usable materials fromRead More

Marais Street Merger

The Green Project and The Preservation Resource Center merge salvage stores and education programs to embody revitalization By: Kevin O’Sullivan The corner of Marais and Press streets is known city-wide as the hot spot for rebuilding materials. From sinks to historic windows and doors to salvaged paint, the PRC Preservation Salvage Store and its nextRead More