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20 Victories for 20 Years, Part Four

Just in time to celebrate the end of our 20th year as an environmental advocacy group in the Gulf, here’s the final installment of our four-part 20 Victories for 20 Years series. Over the past three years, we’ve had several major successes in our campaigns to combat environmentally destructive development, protect wildlife and coastal communities, …

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20 Victories for 20 Years, Part Two

The first week of December heralds the second installment of our 20 Victories for 20 Years series, a compilation of our cornerstone victories from two decades of environmental advocacy in the Gulf. Between 2006 and 2008, GRN tackled a range of vital campaigns, from preventing dangerous liquefied natural gas extraction in the Gulf to ensuring …

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20 Victories for 20 Years

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we dug deep into the GRN archives to compile our 20 most important victories of the past two decades. In this first installment, we’re highlighting our first five major victories, which span from 1995 to 2006. #1: Action on the Dead Zone 1995 GRN groups petitioned EPA to take …

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GRN’s 20th Anniversary & Fall Fundraiser

After 20 years of working to protect and restore the Gulf, we have plenty to celebrate.Last GRN held our annual fall fundraiser at Chef Susan Spicer’s Mondo Restaurant. We toasted to GRN’s 20th and brought together many of GRN’s founding board members. Helen Gillet, a local jazz chanteuse, welcomed our guests with a beautiful set …

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Earth Month Raffle Winner

Congratulations to GRN supporter Charisa Davis of Austin, Texas! Charisa won our 2014 Earth Month raffle, which is sponsored by our partnership with Aveda salons. The Rediscover New Orleans grand prize package includes…$500 towards travel and lodgingA gift certificate for dinner for two at Atchafalaya RestaurantGift certificate for gelato at La Divina Gelateriaand a kayak …

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Book Review: “River Republic” by Daniel McCool

Daniel McCool begins each chapter of River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers with a verse from the 19th century romantic poet William Cullen Bryant’s hymn to nature, “Green River.” If McCool’s book is his own hymn to America’s rivers, history and environmental policy are among his poetic devices.McCool, who serves as the …

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GRN Cheers to 20 Years with a Solstice Party in the Park

This June 21, GRN will be celebrating 20 years of environmental stewardship in the Gulf with a Summer Solstice Party in partnership with Global Green USA, The Green Project, and Concordia: Community Centered Planning and Design, who are also commemorating decades of service this year. The Summer Solstice Celebration is our way of saying a …

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Artists and activists come together for the Wetlands Art Tour

Mock wedding between the state of Louisiana and Big OilLast May 10th, we hosted our first annual Wetlands Art Tour in the St. Claude arts district of New Orleans in partnership with John Calhoun of The Goodnight Show. The Art Tour was a full day of performances, exhibits, and activist efforts concentrated on the critical …

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Looking back on Earth Month 2014

As we turn our calendars from April to May, we conclude our annual Earth Month partnership with Aveda salons. Every year during the month of April, Aveda salons and institutes demonstrate their laudable environmental stewardship and commitment to sustainability by raising money for clean water and awareness about water pollution issues. We were honored to …

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