New Orleans Earth Day and the people who will help make it happen

Sure, we’ve got several more weeks until the New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo (it’s April 17, if you don’t already know). But we’re already working our environmental behinds off to make it a spectacular day of music, food, art and information on Bayou St. John.

Today, we’re announcing a couple of our amazing sponsors this year:

First off, Gulf Restoration Network.

Gulf Restoration Network

This organization has been working since 1995 toward maintaining and restoring the Gulf Coast, collaborating with tons of grassroots groups in Gulf states. In Louisiana, they’ve worked to successfully reduce cypress logging in coastal areas and pushed local politicians and the Army Corps of Engineers to de-authorize usage of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.

Next, Massey’s Professional Outfitters.

They’ve been in business since 1972, offering top-of-the-line gear and equipment for outdoor adventure at locations in New Orleans, Metairie, Covington and Baton Rouge. But more than that, they are committed to environmental and grassroots causes, sponsoring Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Friends of the Lafitte Corridor and others.

And another big sponsor for us this year: John C. Williams Architects.

The team at this firm is committed to sustainable architecture, renovation and preservation, helping develop 20 energy-efficient homes for the Make It Right Foundation, winning awards for their many green building projects and working to preserve several historic landmarks in New Orleans.

We’re incredibly thankful to these sponsors for helping us create a spectacular Earth Day event this year. Be sure to visit them at the festival, April 17 on Bayou St. John.

We’ll reveal more of our awesome sponsors as the event nears. So keep watching the blog!

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