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City of New Orleans, Nance, E., Fisher, W., Schwartz, J., Quinn, D.
In partnership with local non-profits, city agencies, and other organizations, the City of New Orleans created the GreeNOLA website to help everyone recover, rebuild, and live in sustainable, environmentally friendly communities. The City has made strides in sustainable development by encouraging sustainable transportation practices through numerous bike pathway installations and bio-diesel fueled buses, reducing the City’s carbon footprint through the installation of LED street lights, and expanding our renewable energy portfolio through our Solar America City initiative. The City of New Orleans was one of the few cities in the nation to sign on to the Kyoto protocol some time ago, and continues to support the reduction of green house gas emissions. The GreeNOLA program has created a way for the City to advance well beyond it’s post Katrina recovery and into a City of the 21st Century.
Find the document in pdf form here.
Portable Resource Library - Rebuilding Information Station
UNO Center for Hazardous Assessment, LSU AgCenter, Tulane City Center, Road Home, additional
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The Portable Resource Guide was put together by the Rebuilding Information Station, a partnership between UNO Center for Hazardous Assessment, LSU AgCenter, Tulane City Center, and Road Home. They used to be located on the UNO campus, but are no longer open.
The Guide covers a wide variety of topics, and is divided by tabs into several categories such as Elevation, Contractor Fraud, Floodproofing, Insurance, Landscaping, Termites, and more. Most of the informational was developed specifically for New Orleans or Louisiana, and provides insight into the specific issues faced here. While not focused specifically on green issues, the majority of the topics and techniques discussed have sustainability implications.
Rare: portraits of America's endangered species
Rare: portraits of America's endangered species is a wonderful collection of photgraphs of 69 different endangered species in America. Each photo is acompanied by information about current population numbers and information about conserving the species. It is an simple yet moving book. Check out the book trailer below.