Louisiana Water Festival, Saturday,
March 8, 2014
Louisiana Water Festival, State Capital Grounds, Baton Rouge March 8, 2014, 1 to 3 pm
Speakers: Russell L. Honore (Ret), LA Green Army; John Barry, Restore Louisiana Now; Marylee Orr, LEAN; Sandy Rosenthal, Levees.org; Jonathan Henderson, GRN; Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club; Louisiana League of Women Voters; Louisiana Progress; Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and others. Everybody is invited.
What is the GreenARMY ?
Five days after the floodwalls in New Orleans broke during Katrina US Army General Russell Honore and the Louisiana National Guard were allowed to enter the city, restore order, and start recovery operations. The General was able to get things done despite the inadequate national, state and local political leadership in place at the time, and despite the immensity of the disaster. We have another huge disaster that unfolds every day. That is the continuing destruction of our coastal environment and our water quality caused by unregulated and exploitative oil and gas extraction in Louisiana and its coastal waters. Retired General Honore has chosen to lead a broad coalition of environmental and community organizations in drawing attention to these issues and in forming a legislative agenda to tackle the problems. The GreenARMY event on March 8 is a chance for us to show support for the General and for holding big industry accountable for damage to our water and coastal resources. Please join us on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Louisiana State Capital. More about the GreenARMY: http://gogreenarmy.com/
Event location is 900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802. A bus will be available in New Orleans. To reserve a spot on the bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, please send an email with BUS in the subject line to Darryl Malek Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetup time for bus and carpools will be 11 am on Saturday, March 8. Please consider volunteering to drive your car.
A bus is available from New Orlean to Baton Rouge – no charge, but a donation is requested.
Email email@example.com if you want a seat on the bus.
For more information, please visit the link –> http://lasierraclub.org/node/96