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This year, please consider scheduling your GiveNOLA Day donation to the UC any time between Tuesday, April 25 and Tuesday, May 2!

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basinThe Urban Conservancy (UC) has been on the forefront of equitable land use practices since 2001. This year for GiveNOLA Day, the UC’s goal is to raise $6,000 to fund our great projects and initiatives, including our BASIN summer program.

Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN) introduces children to the vocabulary, concepts, and skills required to understand and work in our growing green sector and sets them up for future success through engaging hands-on activities.  How can we make New Orleans more beautiful and less flood-prone? What does “living with water” mean in our city?  These are the sorts of questions campers will explore both indoors and outdoors, guided by UC staff and guest speakers working in environmental science fields.

11390296_805679339517719_1231365372006978149_nOur goal for BASIN is to educate students about the precious resources that surround them and inspire lifelong environmental stewardship.

With your support we can reach another 30 students this summer and inspire the next generation of green-sector specialists!

Read more about BASIN >

Make a donation anytime between April 25 and Tuesday, May 2!

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More about the Urban Conservancy’s other great initiatives:

Front Yard Initiative FYI

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The Front Yard Initiative is UC’s response to excessive yard paving. Rampant front yard paving is a community issue that has broad and significant effects on the city of New Orleans from stormwater to safety.

FYI connects homeowners interested in replacing unwanted concrete and asphalt with plants and soil to local professionals, volunteers, and other resources. We reimburse eligible homeowners $2.50 per square foot up to 500 square feet (max $1,250), to remove impervious surfacing and replace it with a beautiful, sustainable, water-tolerant landscape.

Converting 100,000sf of concrete to raingardens and other permeable surfaces will keep the equivalent of nearly 1000 bathtubs full of water, or 7500 cubic feet of runoff out of our stormwater system in a one-hour, one-inch rain event. Read more about FYI >

 

StayLocal

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StayLocal helps local business owners run the best business they can by providing them educational and networking opportunities, connecting them to resources, and advocating for them on all levels of government. We also educate consumers about the importance of shopping local through our marketing campaigns.

We are devoted to raising the visibility and viability of our locally owned, independent businesses because we believe that New Orleans’ independent businesses are the backbone of the city’s culture, economy and character. Read more about StayLocal >

 

On GiveNOLA Day, May 2nd click below to donate!

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