Center for Biological Diversity to Louisiana: Stop turtle hunting. The organization says turtles in the U.S. are overharvested to satisfy Asian markets.
Members of the International Code Council (ICC) visited the Make It Right neighborhood Wednesday, March 25 to study green building practices and technologies. The ICCs 2009 Codes Forum Field Activity for Green Building and Disaster Safety reviewed the site to learn more about energy efficiency, new structural and framing technologies, and of course, storm resistant building efforts. Most cities base their building codes from those provided by the ICC. Should the council institute any of the foundations ideas, building codes might look a bit greener in the future.
If youre looking to build green yourself, look no further than the 54th annual New Orleans Home & Garden Show. The event showcases hundreds of exhibitors, with a Green Zone for builders, consumers, homeowners, et al.
A deluge of sustainable gardening information can be overwhelming, but consider this: one amateur home gardeners garden returned his small investment into a 862-percent profit. Read about Roger Doirons experiment here, or get the economic breakdown here.
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Louisiana Bucket Brigade $20,000 as part of the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program. The Bucket Brigade will use its grant to fund educational campaigns and analyses of the environmental and health impacts of unauthorized discharges from Louisiana refineries in the air and public waterways.