Click our logo for the Sierra Club homepage.
Scrapbook: "Historic Green" Event Helps Rebuild Lower Ninth Ward

« Sierra Club Newsmakers -- 3.7.08 | Main | Sierra Club Newsmakers -- 3.14.2008 »

Sierra Club Scrapbook

March 07, 2008

"Historic Green" Event Helps Rebuild Lower Ninth Ward

Darrylmalekwiley

From March 8-23, the Sierra Club will be participating in the 2008 Historic Green event to rebuild a sustainable New Orleans. Hundreds of students and young professionals in the construction industryarchitects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, interior designers, and contractorswill converge on the Crescent City to work hand-in-hand with residents of the Holy Cross Historic District, part of the Lower Ninth Ward that was among the city's hardest-hit areas during Hurricane Katrina.

Sierra Club organizer Darryl Malek-Wiley, pictured above, and below with volunteers at a Public Lands Day cleanup of Bayou Bienvenue in the Lower Ninth Ward last year, has been working for years with Club volunteers and the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association to help rebuild and renew the area. "We're hoping Historic Green will be an annual event until the whole Lower Ninth is rebuilt as a sustainable, carbon-neutral neighborhood," Malek-Wiley says.

Nopldbayou_2

Organized by the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, Historic Green will help homeowners "green up" their historic properties, provide free sustainable rebuilding consulting services, help with green deconstruction of homes that are beyond repair, initiate a playground/park rehabilitation project, plant community gardens, and offer neighborhood survey services in cooperation with the Lower Ninth Ward's Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association.

The Sierra Club is hosting lectures and coordinating bayou restoration and trail work on the path leading to Bayou Bienvenue, an historic cypress swamp that was inundated with salt water by an Army Corps of Engineers project in the late 1950s, and which residents of the Lower Ninth now want to bring back. Once the trail work is done, the Club's New Orleans Group will be sponsoring a canoe trip on the bayou.

Learn more about the Sierra Club's work to help rebuild the Gulf Coast.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b96069e200e550b850a08833

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Historic Green" Event Helps Rebuild Lower Ninth Ward:


User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top


Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2011 Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.