Collections racket~Library Chronicles
The Meaning of Life~NOLA Notes
The Broken Record
~Chris Rose, Gambit
Law & (Sustainable) Order
~Alex Woodward, Gambit
~Since the federal floods of 2005, New Orleans has built momentum for building cleaner and greener, better — most visibly on a national level with Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, and also through nonprofits, in schools, in community gardens, and, more recently, in government, where recycling initiatives at City Hall have sparked new conversations about restoring citywide recycling and overhauling waste management.
"It's time for New Orleans to move into the big leagues," says Kathleen Lunn, a sustainability consultant with the Alchemy Group, which helped organize the inaugural Green Matters Legal Conference, a three-day event designed to get law firms, as well as businesses, nonprofits and developers, in the same room — and on the same page — not only to learn about the latest green legal strides, but also to take advantage of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's recovery projects.
The Big Uneasy to play at this year's hot New Orleans Film Festival!
~humidbeings New Orleans Film Festival program is out in the Gambit this week. Pick one up. See some movies. http://gdzl.la/8Gmows
~Editilla Notellas~Let's not forget our own Zeitgeist!
America Betrayed Normally $24.95 – Only $22.49 At Amazon!
Measuring number of dead ducks caused by oil spill proves difficulty
Deepwater Horizon rescuer wins top international mariner honor
Take Four: Coast Guard’s oil spill hearings resume today~Fuel Fix
Evidence Refutes BP's and Fed's Deceptions~truthout
Contractor says BP interfered with critical efforts
Homestead exemptions no longer automatic in St. Tammany
Freddy Is Tripping~Central La Politics
Rainwater to push to expand fund for survivors of soldiers
Publishers Crash BP Spill Books
5 Companies Win Inaugural Environmental Protection Product Awards~Environmental Protection, www.eponline.com, announced the winners of its 2010 New Product of the Year Award at the annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans.
FEMA begins 18-month decertification process for hurricane barrier
~The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun the process of decertifying the New Bedford hurricane barrier, a move that could have financial repercussions for homeowners within the structure's protected area.
Hillbilly BBQ~Blackened Out
Checking in with Bayou Salvage
Ned Sublette Talk at UNO today 4:30