Marigny Green is a volunteer committee under the auspices of Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA). Marigny Green gives resources and information available on living green and informing the residents on how to get involved in green initiatives such as ReLeaf, RePlant, ReCycle, ReLight, Transportation and Research & Information.
The Marigny Green/ReLeaf mission is to help provide a greener and healthier urban canopy of trees in the Marigny. We have planted over 150 trees in the Marigny thanks to the hard work of volunteers. Marigny Green/ReLeaf . Marigny Green is a supporter of Parkway Partners and Hike For KaTREEna.
Marigny Green/ReLight has partnered with Green Light New Orleans to educate and present information to residents on the importance of energy efficient lightning.
Marigny Green Green/ReCycle provides tips of available free curbside recycling service throughout the city.
Marigny Green/Transportation’s goal is to develop a safer and more bike friendly neighborhood in conjunction with the Metro Bike Coalition.
Marigny Green/RePlant's goal is to encourage plantings on streetscapes, servitude, private property and vacant areas owned by the city. Please contact Marigny Green for ideas on how to have plantings within an urban environment. If you have a vacant lot, residents have expressed interest in having a community garden, please contact email@example.com
150 New Trees Planted! Marigny Green/ ReLeaf’s mission is to help provide a greener and healthier urban canopy of trees in the neighborhood. We provide information and services to residents to help them choose the best trees for planting and to help obtain those trees and get them planted.
Thus far, we have had two active and successful tree planting seasons, for a total of 150 new trees planted throughout the neighborhood. All the trees are growing and looking beautiful. Appropriate trees for the Marigny include: Savannah Holly, Japanese Magnolia, Sweetbay Magnolia, Crepe Myrtle, and Redbud. Marigny Green/ ReLeaf disseminates procedural information to residents on how to plant trees.
We are very thankful to Hike for KaTREEna and Parkway Partners who have provided trees for FREE to the neighborhood. Download the Hike for KaTREEna form and Parkway Partners form for future free tree requests from these organizations.
Faubourg Marigny residents are eligible for curbside recycling collection by the City. To request a recycling cart, call 311. You may use the previous recycle "blue bins" or you can be purchased a blue bin at Lowe's and Home Depot if you do not want to use the city's recycle cart. A long-term goal of Marigny Green is to have 100% of Marigny residents recycling. For more information go to the New Orleans Department of Sanitation.
Items that can be recycled curbside include:
- Paper (newspaper, magazines, junk mail, office paper, phone books, catalogs)
- Plastics ( # 1 through #7)
- Small metal cans (aluminum, steel, tin)
- Paperboard (cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes)
- Waxed carton (juice boxes, milk cartons)
Additional Options for Recycling
City of New Orleans Recycling Center: The city will continue to host a free recycling on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave. The City has hosted a free BIG Recycling Event in the spring. Some of the unusual items that have been included were: E-waste, old medicines, paint, all batteries, CFL's, metals, paper, cardboard and much more.
Target Stores: Accepts cellphones, aluminum cans, brown, clear, green glass, plastic bags, mp3 players, ink-jet cartridges and plastics.
Loew's: Accepts compact fluorescent light bulbs ( CFL's) and has other recycle availability.
The Green Project is a nonprofit that promotes recycling, especially building materials in New Orleans located at 2831 Marais Street and Press St. The Green Project accepts donations of wood, doors, sheet goods, paint, decorative architectural items and for specific questions call 504-578-0188. The Green Project is the only paint recycling facility in the Gulf South. The Green Project accepts latex paint and sells paint that is separated by color and re-blended. The New Orleans Area Recycling Guide is the big book of how and where to recycle in New Orleans.
Volunteer with Marigny Green
Sexy Trees of the Marigny
Green Light New Orleans
Metro Bicycle Coalition
Metro Bicycle Coalition
Hike for KaTreena