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The FMIA Marigny Green Committee shares updates, ideas, and other content to help our neighbors stay informed, get involved, and stay green.  

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  • 6 Jan 2024 9:29 AM | Kip Hollar (Administrator)

    You can hear the music at this wonderful Mardi Gras art box by Linda LeBoeuf.  This box was created thanks to funding from the Faubourg Marigny Neighborhood Association.

    We acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of FMIA Parks and Parkways Committee Chair, Phillip Lege, for organizing this project and seeing it through to fruition.  Thank you, Phillip!

  • 26 Feb 2023 5:30 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Marigny Green News

    What to do with Mardi Gras Beads and Throws

    Mardi Gras is over and you want to discard your beads and throws and instead of putting them in the closet and forgetting them, why not recycling!

    Stuffed Animals

    All those stuffed animals you just caught in the past 2 weeks are now piled in your corner. The ones with krewe names and dates are very hard to re-sell. Consider dropping them off at a local pet shelter. A homeless pup would love a little something to snuggle with.

    Another suggestion: find a local women’s and children’s shelter that can use them.

    ArcGNO will always take them off your hands too.

    Mardi Gras Cups

    Caught more cups than you need? Well, don’t throw them into your recycling bin. They won’t be recycled – they will only be sorted and then sent to a landfill. Here’s our suggestions: donate them to ArcGNO or find a local art studio that needs them! Lots of artists use the cups for their paint brushes. 

    Mardi Gras Beads

    If you’re real crafty, you can upcycle the beads into future costumes and wreaths. If crafting isn’t your game, then you need to donate them to ArcGNO. ArcGNO takes your unwanted Mardi Gras throws and turns them into jobs. They employ people with intellectual disabilities to sort through, repackage, and resell your discarded throws. With locations ALL over the metro area, there is no reason you can’t drop them off.

    Here is a list of all their drop off sites: (Check to see if these sites are still available)


    New Orleans East







    Be a good New Orleanian and don’t throw them in the trash! 


  • 10 Feb 2023 10:39 AM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    It's the season to have a good time which means lots of street activities. This year on the parade route Glass Half Full and Glassroots are partnering with the City and a number of of local non-profits to make Mardi Grass more eco-friendly. During the first and second weekend of Mardi Gras (February 11th & 12th and February 18th & 19th), we will be providing recycling for glass, bead and aluminum cans.

     The Hub locations are:

    Sacred Heart Academy – St. Charles Ave & Napoleon Ave

    New Orleans & Company – St. Charles Ave & Josephine St

    Greater New Orleans Foundation – St. Charles Ave & Harmony Circle

    Gallier Hall – St. Charles Ave & Lafayette St

    You’re welcome to come recycle your glass, beads, and cans at these hubs from 10 am to 4 pm.


  • 8 Dec 2022 11:48 AM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

       Recycling your holiday tree help the Louisiana's coastline. For information go to @nolareadyandresilient-nola

  • 24 Oct 2022 6:33 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

      Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:30- 12pm

    Department of Parks and Parkways

    1 Green Parade Lane NOLA 70122

    The Big TREEsy giveaways are for Orleans Parish residents only, one free tree per household and Orleans Parish photo ID is required. There are a lot of trees available and for more information go to  

  • 24 Oct 2022 6:29 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)
    •      There are a total of 352 district species of trees in New Orleans.
    •      The five most common species found in NOLA are crape myrtle, southern live oak, bald cypress, hybrid holly and slash pine.
    •      Trees provide approximately $6,579,933 in annual environmental benefits to NOLA.
    •      Trees contribute to energy conservation by providing shade that reduces cooling costs in the summer and diverting wind to reduce healing costs in the winter. The inventoried public tree population accounts for a savings of $ 1,312,038 in energy consumption each year.

    Resource: Information from “City of New Orleans Department of Parks & Parkways: Tree Inventory Summary. Report-complete Inventory August 20, 2019. “Visit learn more.

  • 14 Sep 2022 5:20 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans


    SEP20    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    NOCP Zoom Presentation By Jennifer Prout: The design and planting of the Prairie Garden on the Big Lake native Plant Trail 

    OCT 1    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Native Plant Giveaway! University of New Orleans

    OCT 8

    October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

    Fall Garden Festival at City Park

    OCT 15    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Native Plant Giveaway – River Ridge

    OCT 29   9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    UNO Urban Bird Trail – Woodlot Maintenance

  • 14 Sep 2022 5:17 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Marigny Green News

    Fall is a great time to plant some native plants. Fall is the perfect opportunity to plant more native plants. This is because the soil and temperatures of Fall bring good conditions for root establishment plus it is greater weed suppression. Planting in the fall also gives you a jump on the Spring garden.

    Tips and Resources:

    • 1.      Best time to plant is September through the end of October unless the temperatures are too hot. Getting the plugs/seeds too late will not allow them to root.
    • 2.      If you are planting in the ground, choose an area that you want to grow the native plants. Select plants that are appropriate for the space, the proper light, soil, moisture and height.
    • 3.      Once your site is chosen, you must prepare the space. Most native plants prefer well-drained soil. For best results check with native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans
    • 4.      Local Native Plant Sources
    • Chickadee Natives - Delivery Only
      Harold's Plants, 1135 Press Street, NOLA
      Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy, Old Jefferson
      Pelican Greenhouse , New Orleans City Park, NOLA
      NOLA Bug Lady, 2009 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan
      Rose Garden Center, Marrero
    • Mail Order:
    • Native Seed Sources:
    Coastal Prairie Farms, ULL Ecology Center
    Ernst Seeds
    Florida Wildflower Cooperative
    Louisiana Native Seed
    Mossy Oak Native Nurseries
    Native American Seed
    Prairie Moon Nursery
    Roundstone Native Seed
    Select Seeds
    Swallowtail Garden Seeds
    • Reference:  Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans 2022

  • 17 Jun 2022 11:40 AM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Marigny Green News 

    June is Upcycle/Recycle month, a made-up phrase according to Carol of Creative Domestication on her FaceBook page. Her philosophy is to reuse as much as we can rather than fill up the landfills. Below are several items that can be repurposed.

    • 1.     Yogurt/applesauce cups with lids: Great for mixing paints, started seed containers or snack cups.
    • 2.     Chop Sticks: When I order Asian food, the restaurant always gives a handful of chopsticks and useful for paint stirrers, stakes for plants and cake testers.
    • 3.     T-shirts: Cut old or stained T-shirt into strips to tie up plants, clean windows and dusters.
    • 4.     Shower curtains: Clean the dirty shower curtain with vinegar to get rid of the soap residue before repurposing. Useful for putting weeds or leaves on, protection for the table when painting or doing crafts and under a tub for cleaning an animal.

    Eventually these items will get recycled but they can have a second life and get some effective use out of them. It is a win/win situation.

  • 26 May 2022 10:47 AM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Marigny Green News

    Answers to the Recycling Quiz

    #1. How many tons of cardboard and paper are thrown away each year in the United States?

    A. 650 Million tons.

    B. 250 Million tons.

    C. 850 Million tons. 

    D. 50 Million tons.

    #2. What percentage of products shipped in the U.S. are shipped in corrugated boxes?

    A. 90% 

    B. 25%

    C. 75%

    D. 62%

    #3. Can you recycle aluminum cans?

    A. Yes 

    B. No

    #4. Are Wine Bottles Recyclable?

    A. Yes 

    B. No

    #5. You’ve been clothes shopping. Can you recycle those shopping bags?

    A. Yes 

    B. No

    #6. Should soft plastic bags such as bread bags, wrapping and other scrunchable plastics go in the yellow bin?

    A. Yes

    B. No 

    #7. What Goes Into The Green Bin? 

    A. Food and Garden Waste 

    B. Steel Waste

    C. Metal Waste

    D. Plastic Waste

    #8. Which of the Following Can Be Recycled?

    A. Plastic Bottles and Paper Bag 

    B. Food

    C. Video Tapes

    D. Ceramics

    #9. Which of the following is sometimes recycled into fibers for carpets or clothing?

    A. Plastic Bottles 

    B. Computers

    C. Aluminum Cans

    D. All the above

    #10. Gold is sometimes recovered from recycling which of the following materials?

    A. Paper

    B. Aluminum Cans

    C. Computers 

    D. All the above

    #11. What is a benefit of recycling?

    A. Fewer Resources are Taken from Earth

    B. Less Pollution

    C. There’s Less Trash Filling Up Landfills

    D. All the above 

    #12. According to the EPA, the average person generates this amount of waste per day.

    A. 1.2 Pounds

    B. 4.40 Pounds 

    C. 3.8 Pounds

    D. 10 Pounds

    #13. In 2017, Which Country Banned Imports of “Foreign Garbage”?

    A. Germany

    B. China 

    C. Australia

    D. Japan

    #14. What Does MRF Stand for in Relation to Recycling?

    A. Motorcycle Riders Foundation

    B. Materials Research Foundation

    C. Materials Recovery Facility 

    D. None of the above

    #15. How Many Trees are Saved from Recycling 1 Ton of Paper?

    A. Between 1-2 Trees

    B. Between 15-17 Trees 

    C. Between 7-8 Trees

    D. Between 10-12 Trees

    Reference: March 11,2022 by Kieron

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