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The Future of Mardi Gras is Now: Progress in 2019

Posted on by Dana Eness

The Urban Conservancy understands that the cultural and physical environments of New Orleans have an important relationship with Mardi Gras. When we began hearing about the growing concerns from the community of New Orleans surrounding the current state of Mardi … Continue reading

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It’s time to rethink Mardi Gras—without tons of plastic beads

Posted on by Dana Eness

Green groups are urging revelers to recycle, reuse, and reconnect with the pre-plastic soul of a great celebration. This National Geographic article features the voices of several individuals who planned and participated in the Future of Mardi Gras forum.  The … Continue reading

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A Purple Gold and Greener Mardi Gras

Posted on by UC Admin

The historic Carver Theater on Orleans Avenue was the venue Oct. 18, 2018, where eclectic groups of people shared their passion for Mardi Gras traditions and concerns about how to make the biggest free party on Earth more Earth-friendly. Urban … Continue reading

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