Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Orleans Group Program - Verdi Gras "The Greening of Mardi Gras" - Sunday Feb. 12

"VerdiGras: Lessons We Are Learning As A Part of Greening Mardi Gras" Holly Groh (co-creator of Verdi Gras, along with her husband Kirk) will speak at the Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Verdi Gras is an inclusive carnival krewe dedicated to inspiring others and ourselves in creating and supporting a greener, cleaner Mardi Gras for all - with a spirit of creativity and fun, and reducing our dependence on foreign throws and throws in general.

On Saturday Feb 11, Verdi Gras will have recycling bins along St Charles Ave between Amelia and Toledano Streets, collecting beads, aluminum, and cardboard during the Pontchartrain Parade!. Verdi Gras is looking for volunteers to man the recycling stations. Email Holly at: if you would like to be a part of this exciting program. Then come to the Sierra Club program on Sunday Feb 12th to hear all about it, and start planning for next year!!

Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind statue of Audubon. Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 416-8710 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30PM. Program 7 to 8PM.

PS: bring some beads to recycle!!