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This year, please consider scheduling your GiveNOLA Day donation to the UC any time between May 5 and June 1!

Our goal is to raise $10,000!

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The UC’s growing understanding of subsidence, flooding, aging infrastructure, and coastal erosion has compelled us to take a leadership role in educating our city’s residents at multiple intersections of life to live with water. As a recognized innovator in the area of stormwater management, we are uniquely positioned to act as a trusted connector to resources empowering New Orleanians to implement their own smart water management solutions.

By creating a shared language and understanding of our water issues, we are building a diverse audience of informed, engaged residents. Our forums, workshops, and presentations build a civic voice that advocates for bold leaders championing public policies that support our city’s well-being.

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The Front Yard Initiative (FYI) is UC’s response to excessive paving, a community issue that negatively affects New Orleans’ ability to manage its stormwater and subsidence issues. FYI helps homeowners go from gray to green by connecting them with qualified green sector professionals. The program aims to further the sustainability goals spelled out in several city plans and to create a safer, more resilient New Orleans.  Read more about FYI >


Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN) is our program for school-aged children. It introduces students to the vocabulary, concepts, and skills required to fully understand what it means to be a good steward of ourselves, our community, and our environment, and opens the door to our growing green sector. BASIN approaches environmental literacy with a three pronged approach: indoor/outdoor activities, guest speakers, and field trips. Read more about BASIN >

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StayLocal is Greater New Orleans’ independent business alliance. Our mission is to support a thriving New Orleans economy by connecting local businesses through education, networking, and advocacy. StayLocal is devoted to raising the visibility and viability of our locally owned businesses, and educating consumers about the importance of shopping local. Read more about StayLocal >

GiveNOLA Day is June 2nd

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