How about a Facebook for carpoolers? Zoompool (still in an East Bay-only beta) pairs drivers with like-minded drivers in an online-organized rideshare program. So, how's about it, New Orleans? Would you join a similar site if it was available here?
Thanks to the work of NOLA Cycle, the Metro Bicycle Coalition, public works projects and a number of other organizations, New Orleans landed in Time's/CNN's top 10 best urban biking destinations.
The New York Times' Toxic Waters series has shed some serious light on the U.S.'s water quality and pollution. The comprehensive project includes the latest reports of municipal water supplies, including those in New Orleans, which Darwin Bond Graham has conveniently laid out on his blog. "Toxic sludge" reminders aside, let's just be thankful we don't have this problem... yet.
The Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana is hosting a dairy workshop this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kathia Duran and Barbara Lovas will demonstrate how to make home-made yogurt, Kefir, cream fraiche and Creole cream cheese using store-bought milk. E-mail 'em to let 'em know you're coming. The event is at the Canal Boulevard Baptist Deaf Church at 5324 Canal Blvd. Admission $10.
Also this weekend, the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation and an estimated 2,000 volunteers participate in the 20th annual parishes-wide Beach Sweep throughout the basin Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa Parishes and in Baton Rouge from 9 a.m. to noon.