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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Marching Against the Seas: Gulf Coast Rising

It has been almost two weeks since our Second Line for Sustainability, and even today we are still amazed at how successful it was. We showed not only Tulane, but the entire city of New Orleans, that we care about its future.

For those who aren't aware of sea-level rise and how it affects New Orleans, imagine Tulane's beautiful, newly-built Yulman Stadium and how much time and money was put into constructing it. Well, southeast Louisiana loses over one Yulman Stadium's worth of land every 15 minutes. Thats right, it takes only 15 minutes to destroy an amount of land equivalent to something that took 20 months and millions of dollars to build. If action isn't taken soon, there may not be a French Quarter to march through again!

Tulane Green Club decided to take a stand against an issue so close to our home. On October 25th, 2014, nearly 100 students, led by Lagniappe Brass Band, marched in solidarity through downtown New Orleans raising awareness about coastal sea-level rise. Even better, members of the Louisiana community, and Captain Planet, joined us as well. 

We danced, we paraded, and most importantly, we cared!

Our afternoon ended with a speeches from former Tulane Student Robert Sullivan and Lousiana Bucket Brigades founder Anne Rolfes, and a discussion about why us students care about the environment. It was an all around amazing and meaningful time. We couldn't have done it without all of you!

Here are some E-board members who are exhausted from putting together such a moving event. See you all at the Second Line in 2015!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tulane Green Club Second Line for Sustainability

Tulane University Green Club presents its annual Second Line for Sustainability titled,

Marching Against the Seas: Gulf Coast Rising

Open to the community, the Second Line for Sustainability will be a parade lead by the Lagniappe Brass Band through the streets of the historic French Quarter. The march will start in Woldenberg Park near St. Louis Street marching towards Jackson Square. From there we will march through the Quarter towards Rampart Street where we will hear from a few talented speakers about climate justice and the affect sea level rise will have on the New Orleans community. 

Transportation for Tulane students will be provided, but seating will be limited so please fill out the below google doc if you are a Tulane student and plan on attending:

For more up to date information check out our Facebook page:

Check out our new posters! #GulfCoastRising #TUGreenClub

Special Thanks to Brook Payton for the design!!

Thanks to the lovely Sarah Sugarman for the design!

Join the Tulane Green Club as we march in solidarity for the Louisiana front line communities.

The Seas are rising, and so are we!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Recap of the Past Few Weeks


Though it has been a while since our last blog post, that doesn't mean we haven't been doing some awesome activities and events these past weeks!

No Impact Week was a week filled with Green Club activities, including baking vegan cookies and a big BOSS party. Below are a few pictures with highlights from the week.

The RecycleMania competition officially ended Februrary 23. Patterson, JL, and Willow tied for the residence hall competition. Congratulations residents of those halls!

We partnered with Divest Tulane and to host a student panel called "Building a Bold Student Resistance". We had some awesome speakers including: Cherri Foytlin, Prexby Nisbitt, Naomi Klein and Alli Welton.

This past Saturday we went wetland planting with the Lake Ponchatrain Basin Foundation. It was pretty awesome!

Last week was our annual energy debate, which we hosted with the Political Science Dept and the Energy Institute. We had Tyson Slocum, Director of Public Citizen’s Energy program, and Eric Smith from Tulane’s Energy Institute come to debate the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing.

Stay tuned for some more information about Green Club and what events are to come!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tulane Green Club Present's

February 10-15th

The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse. It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life. It's not about giving up creature comforts but an opportunity for you to test whether the modern "conveniences" you take for granted are actually making you happier or just eating away at your time and money. Join us in a week of challenging ourselves to limit our impacts and a week of awesome events!

Monday the 10th- No Impact Man screening at 7:30 (awesome movie about an awesome guy)

Tuesday the 11th- BOSS glass cutting and screen printing 7:30 ( ya thats right we get to play with fire and glass at the same time)

Wednesday 12th- NOLA Gardening (who doesn't like fresh veggies)

Thursday 13th- bake off with Tulane's Healthy Veggie Group 7:30 (vegetarian and vegan lifestyles are awesome enough said)

Friday the 14th- Picnic at the "Tree of Life" from 2-4 pm (love that tree)

Also, check out the Facebook event to keep up to date on where all of these events are taking place!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Welcome Back!

As we close our second week into spring semester, Green Club is excited to move forward with tons of exciting events in the coming weeks! Last Tuesday, we started off the semester with an open planning meeting where we got tons of awesome feedback on what people are looking forward to and opportunities for growth. On Thursday, we travelled to A Studio in the Woods, an artists' residency facility within an endangered forest preserve. We learned about Sebastian Muellauer and his experiences working on Open Buoy, an open source vessel that he hopes to use in a variety of applications to further research efforts in Southern Louisiana. We also met some cool people from around the area and had delicious food.

This past Tuesday, we had a meeting where we discussed upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. A representative from 350 Louisiana came in to tell us about how to get involved with her organization as well. Our green theme of the week is to reduce packaging, which is especially easy with the new reusable container system at Bruff-to-Go. Make sure to check out the containers and the machines if you haven't been yet!

Get excited for the rest of the semester but especially the next few days! On Friday, check out our table at the activities expo in the LBC. On Saturday, join us for a Potluck, which we will be hosting with Hope Gardens. On Sunday, be sure to stop by the Green Wave Market at the Hillel from 12-2pm for delicious food, sustainable products, and good vibes.

Make sure to mark your calendars next month for Recyclemania and a debate later in the semester!