Local Environmental Groups Band Together for 3rd Annual Solstice Celebration

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2016


Natasha Noordhoff, natasha@healthygulf.org. 504-525-1528

Christal White, cwhite@greenproject.org. 504-388-7140

Michelle Pyne, mpyne@globalgreen.org. 504-525-2121


Local Environmental Groups Band Together for 3rd Annual Solstice Celebration

What started as a milestone anniversary event 3 years ago for four local environmental groups, has evolved into an annual shindig highlighting some of the city’s greenest organizations.

On Friday, June 17th  from 5:30pm till sundown, join  Global Green, The Green Project, Gulf Restoration Network, and Concordia, in beautiful City Park for complimentary watermelon provided by the New Orleans Food Co-Op and music by Margie Perez & the Sol Sisters, Baba Luther Gray & Congo Square Preservation Society.  A $10 wrist band can be purchased for champagne, Cathead  Honeysuckle vodka cocktails, and Abita Beer generously donated by Republic Distributing and Crescent Crown.

La Cubana by Casa Borrega, The Crepe Cart, and St. Claire Pizza will be on site at the iconic Peristyle  selling delicious eats to party patrons.

An auction of one-of-a-kind rain barrels painted by celebrated NOLA artists will benefit the non-profits. Artists include Becky Fos, Jeremy Novy, Jane Brewster, John Bukaty, Sarah Cooper, Jodie Flowers + Jim Furgeson, and Karel Sloane-Boekbinder.

There will also be a raffle with items donated by local green minded businesses to raise funds for the 3 host non-profits.

The Solstice Party is free and open to the public, and is family friendly. 
For more information and to RSVP, go to http://bit.ly/sostice16.


Gulf Restoration Network (HealthyGulf.org) is a non-profit dedicated to empowering people to protect and restore the health of the Gulf of Mexico.

Concordia (concordia.com) is a community-based community planning and architecture firm that is committed to democratic process and sustainable design practices.

Global Green USA (globalgreen.org) advocates for smart solutions to climate change including green building for affordable housing, schools, cities and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs.

The Green Project  (thegreenproject.org) was founded over 22 years ago as the Gulf South region’s only paint recycling facility diverting thousands of gallons of toxic matter from our wetlands and groundwater. Today, also operate a salvaged building materials warehouse and offer environmental education programs.