ECO fair(e)

A day focused on a greener New Orleans, organized by the Alliance Française
sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

May 14  •  2-7 pm  •  1519 Jackson Ave  •  Free & open to all!  •  Scroll down to see the full program

[Faire : verb / fɛʀ / to make , to do]



Why the Eco Fair(e)?

As a cultural center and active member of the community, the Alliance Française in New Orleans is trying to promote sustainable practices internally but also within our community. To underline the importance of the French presidency of European Union, the Alliance Française is organizing a fair for ecological organizations in New Orleans to facilitate the search for volunteers, donors and to raise awareness amongst locals to adopt more environmentally conscious practices. The AFNO has invited organizations in different fields from reducing waste, to local farming, to education. Some panels will focus on urbanization and ecology in New-Orleans, how to make Mardi gras greener as well as education.  

The Alliance Française also wants to launch its own green program, Alliance verte,” to become more sustainable, to promote cycling among our students with new bike racks and to become a key place in the neighborhood for inhabitants to adopt ecological initiatives in terms of recycling waste and limiting their carbon footprint.


"Living a sustainable way of life is possible in New Orleans, but you need to find the right people, the right network, and the right places. This is what the Eco-Fair(e) is all about: spreading information about green initiatives that we can support, and connecting people who are willing to change their way of life with local, ecological organizations. The idea is also to encourage more unity between the organizations to be more visible together "

-Emilie Georget, Executive Director of the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans


Program:

2:00 - 7:00 pm

3:00 - 4:00 pm

4:00 - 5:00 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm

6:00 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm



Merci to our sponsors:



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Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm

504.568.0770

afno@af-neworleans.org

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