Happy Mardi Gras y'all! Did you know more than 25 million pounds of petroleum based plastic beads are imported to New Orleans each year and only 2% of them are recycled? Well Verdi Gras is a local non-profit that's trying to do something about it: by collecting beads and working with ARC to employ mentally handicapped workers to sort and resell them to krewes, they're helping to reduce the environmental hangover.
Working with them last weekend was awesome and we'll be doing it once more during Thoth on Sunday 2/10. Sign up below! Besides for fly shirts, good company, and rewarding work, this Sunday you'll also be able to meet David Redmon, creator of the documentary "Mardi Gras Made in China".
Mardi on Wayne,