What is Green Infrastructure?
Green Infrastructure mimics natural systems, harnessing stormwater as close as possible to its source.
On the small-scale this could mean capturing rainwater from your home’s gutters. At the larger-scale this may mean involve constructing bioswales through a neighborhood that is prone to flooding.
How can I learn more about Green Infrastructure?
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has funded numerous projects throughout the city through its Green Infrastructure Initiative. We will be posting these important projects as they are launched. Stay tuned!
Also, listed below are other green infrastructure projects happening throughout the city and country.
This is the wave of the future!
Groundwork New Orleans is hosting their first event in their Learn and Play workshop series: YOUR Water, YOUR Health.
In this workshop, they’ll lay the foundation for the rest of the series. Come and learn what a watershed is, how you affect your local waterways every day, and how clean water directly affects you and your community. Groundwork’s Green Team — high school students learning environmental science and job skills — will lead a fun workshop activity for the whole family. And Brad Kramer from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans will tell you what the SWB is doing to improve neighborhood health and watersheds in New Orleans.
The event is FREE but you must RSVP!
Parkway Partners’ Green Keepers educational series involves 15 hours of classroom and in-the-field presentations, teaching New Orleanians how to live with their stormwater, instead of in spite of it.
Water Wise NOLA is celebrating its pilot rain garden at Angela Chalk’s home on Thursday, April 23. Please join us!
Water Wise NOLA’s workshops are another great educational resource funded by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans’ Green Infrastructure Initiative. Their next workshop is January 31st. Come learn how to build your own rain barrel. You may attend the workshop for free and observe the building of barrels, or for $30 build your own barrel and take it home!
ASLA, The American Society for Landscape Architects, issued a Guide To Green Infrastructure. Check out this fantastic resource!