Spring Greening 2013


New Orleans for March 11-22, 2013.

Our flagship event, Spring Greening empowers local leaders in the green restoration of their own homes and communities while also providing green restoration of the culturally important, hurricane-ravaged Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. We make it happen through an intensive series of service learning projects paired with hands-on educational sessions. There are 3 broad areas of focus over the course of each 2-week set of session: Green Homes, Green Spaces and Green Communities. Each year, more than 100 students, young professionals and skilled professionals from around the country gather to volunteer in this proud historic neighborhood.
To register for this year’s Spring Greening click here.

“Spring Greening helps our entire Lower 9th community chart the path toward an energy efficient, sustainable community that serves as a model for other communities across the country.”

- Charles Allen III, Resident and Past President of the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association

New Orleans’ Holy Cross Neighborhood and the Lower Ninth Ward offer one path to what we’re calling “sustainable preservation.” Nowhere else could it happen on such a scale as here: an entire community struggling to recover and rebuild (yes, STILL struggling) in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Our sixth annual Spring Greening event in New Orleans is scheduled  for March 11-22, 2013.

Green homes. Green spaces. Green community. Historic Green is an unprecedented opportunity to integrate sustainable practices with preservation of a place.

Help Us Plan Spring Greening

Spring Greening is completely organized through volunteer leadership. We need your help in planning the many details and logistics of this exciting event! This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills through action, to grow your national network of green-building contacts while enhancing your resume, and setting the stage for making a big difference to a community that needs our help!

Can’t make it to New Orleans? That’s generally okay, as we still need help in getting everything planned so it can run smoothly on the ground. Worried you may not be qualified? Many positions require more enthusiasm than direct experience, so don’t be afraid to try something new.