Long time no see. Let's get down to business.
- Global Green, the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects present a free, monthly speaker series on sustainability. First up is John Moore who'll discuss the City's GreeNola: A Strategy for a Sustainable New Orleans. (Peep that link!) The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the Contemporary Arts Center.
- edible New Orleans makes its publishing debut Tuesday, Dec. 15. A part of the edible Communities network, the quarterly magazine highlights local food news, farmers, chefs and traditions and urges an "eat local" agenda. Find it (fo' free!) at coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores... you know, where you'd find a certain other local.
- Those in Jeff. Parish, mark your calendars for Christmas tree recycling days. Leave your tree outside for collection the evening of Jan. 6 for pickup on Jan. 7-9. Volunteers also are needed to help place thousands of Christmas trees in pre-constructed shoreline fences along Goose Bayou every Saturday morning in January.
- More for the holidays (and As Seen on TV): Solar outdoor string lighting