Environmental Justice, Conservation, and Sustainability

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper is dedicated to preserving the ecosystems within your Atchafalaya Basin. We are a permanent force to protect the Atchafalaya Basin's long-term health and sustainability. We are also a Waterkeeper under the international Waterkeeper Alliance, which is a grass roots advocacy organization consisting of 170 local Waterkeeper programs and dedicated to preserving and protecting YOUR water from polluters.

Address: 162 Croydon Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225)928-1329
Fax: (225)922-9247 attn: ABK
Email: basinkeeper@aol.com
Website: http:/www.basinkeeper.org

Baton Rouge Green Crawl
It is the mission of Baton Rouge Green Crawl to bring both education and action to the citizens of Baton Rouge in a fun and distinct way. It is a free event available to all BR area residents who want to have a good time and learn about our community's green resources. We, the organizers, strive to bring this knowledge to the citizens of BR in a fun and active way by inviting each participant to take the "Green Crawl" through Baton Rouge.

Website: http://www.greencrawlbr.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/GreenCrawlBR

Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club
Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet!

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 80631, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0631
Website: http://batonrouge.sierraclub.org

ECO @ LSU is a grassroots student organization committed to improving the quality of life and the environment across the LSU campus and throughout the Baton Rouge community. We reach these goals by first educating the public on issues such as energy and resource efficiency, alternative transportation, and sustainability, and then by moving our supporters to show administrators and public officials that we demand real solutions to the problems faced by our communities.

Email: ecoatlsu@gmail.com
Website: http:/www.ecoatlsu.org

Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana
The Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana, a non-profit land trust, is dedicated to the acquisition of land via donations, purchases, and conservation easements formed through collaborative partnerships. The organization is guided by The Land Trust Alliance's Standards and Practices. Its mission is to preserve and protect valuable natural areas and agricultural lands of Southeast Louisiana for current and future Louisiana residents. Its vision is a healthy and sustainable natural environment that supports the viability of our communities.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1636, Hammond, LA 70404
Phone: (985) 542-5006
Email: kathy.stites@ltsl.org
Website: http://www.ltsl.org/Home_Page.html

Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN)

LEAN works to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana.

LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state. LEAN was founded to help Louisiana citizens change the balance of power and challenge the continued economic and ecological destruction that had become institutionalized in Lousiana. By empowering more than one hundred grassroots, community organizations, and countless individuals, LEAN brings people together to make Louisiana's communities safer, healthier places to live.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66323, Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Phone: (225) 928-1315
Fax: (225) 922-9247
Email: contact@leanweb.org
Website: http://www.leanweb.org

Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
As part of the Waterkeeper Alliance our goal is to champion clean water and the communities which they serve.  The Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER® is the first project of its kind for Louisiana and the first on the Mississippi River. We serve to energize current activists to participate in environmental decisions, educate the public and government leaders about environmental challenges and economic opportunities regarding the Mississippi River and how reduced water pollution benefits all of us.

Mailing Address:
Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER®
c/o The Louisiana Environmental Action Network
P.O. Box 66323
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Phone: (225) 928-1315
Fax: (225) 922-9247
Email: paul@lmrk.org
Website: http://www.lmrk.org

Red Stick Green Drinks
Red Stick Green Drinks is a monthly gathering for environmentally minded Baton Rouge residents to meet, exchange ideas, and just generally have a good time! We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

Email: redstickgreendrinks@gmail.com
Website: http://www.greendrinks.org/LA/Baton%20Rouge
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/redstickgreendrinks

Slow Food Baton Rouge
Slow Food Baton Rouge is a local chapter of Slow Food USA, an educational non-profit that envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food is an organization with many different projects revolving around food, access to food, gardening, cooking and just enjoying food!

Blog: http://slowfoodbr.tumblr.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Slow-Food-Baton-Rouge/319395886575?sk=wall

Verdi Gras
VerdiGras is an inclusive carnival krewe dedicated to:
  • Preserving Louisiana culture with conservation of our resources
  • Inspiring others and ourselves in creating and supporting a greener, cleaner Mardi Gras for all - with a spirit of creativity and fun, and
  • Reducing our dependence on foreign throws and throws in general 
We are grassroots: an amalgam of ages, races, sexes, and families speaking a common language: Mardi Gras is about the show, not the throw, the community and the joie de vivre.

Website: http://verdigras.org/
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