Green Army Event - Louisiana Water Festival, March 8, 2014

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Green Army Event

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.

Update, see video of the event here

 

What is the GreenARMY ?

Two 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 and other industrial activities 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/

Logistics

Event location address is 900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Important update for the GreenARMY event Saturday March 8th: There are officially 2 buses leaving from New Orleans and one leaving from Lafayette going to the Water Festival at the capitol in Baton Rouge. All buses are leaving their pick up locations at 11:00 am on Saturday and returning after the water festival ends at 3 pm. Sierra Club will provide doughnuts for breakfast and pizza for lunch – all donations welcome. Please be sure to email andy.zellinger@sierraclub.org if you are have not already confirmed a seat for one of these buses.

BUS 1 Starts at First Unitarian Universalist Church 2903 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Jefferson Ave and Claiborne Ave)

Bus Captain Andy Zellinger andy.zellinger@sierraclub.org 1-813-787-2720

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BUS 2 Starts at 1421 Soniat Street, New Orleans, LA

Bus Captain Sandy Rosenthal hoppinhill@gmail.com 504-616-5159

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BUS 3 Starts at First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Ave, Lafayette, LA 70501 (parking lot at Johnson and Main St)

Bus Captain Woody Martin hrmartin2sc@gmail.com 1-337-298-8380

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