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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Second Line for Sustainability Recap

Don't know if you heard, but this weekend we had what could be the biggest Green Club event ever!

We teamed up with 350 NOLA on Saturday to host our Third Annual Second Line for Sustainability- coinciding with's national day of action against Keystone XL Pipeline. Not only did we succeed in getting the fact that tar sands threaten New Orleans out to tons of French Quarter bystanders, we had over 200 people participating in our action!

We rocked out with Lagniappe Brass Band in true New Orleans fashion, putting our own unique stamp on the incredible action going on all over the country. Who knew rallying could be so much fun? Our journey ended at St. Mark's United Methodist Church where speakers addressed the crowd- Bishop Shelton Fabre, Scott Eustis of the Gulf Restoration Network, Cherri Foytlin a Gulf Coast activist, and Anne Rolfes of the LA Bucket Brigade all gave us a different spin on why standing up against tar sands is standing up for our city!

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make this event such a success- and keep the momentum going! We have two other awesome sides of environmentalism to check out this week- a NOAA fisheries hearing on Tuesday and marsh grass planting on Saturday, we hope to see all your smiling faces soon!

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