FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hotel Monteleone Kicks Off Earth Day with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
Announces New Environmental Organization, Unveils Louisiana Ecological Quilt
WHAT: The Hotel Monteleone will kick off Earth Day with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne by announcing a new foundation to assist in environmental disasters and unveiling an ecological quilt, Beyond the Horizon, commissioned by civic activist and wife of Marion Edwards, Penny Edwards. The event will include a presentation and exhibition of various environmental organizations making efforts to care for and preserve the environment. The exhibitions are free and open to the public starting at 11:00am.
WHO: Press conference speakers include the following:
· Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne
· The Hotel Monteleone, 125th Anniversary
· Penny Meaux Edwards, Environmentalists without Borders Foundation
· George and Wendy Rodrigue, Save the Youngsville Oak Project
· Judy Holley, spokesperson for the Peaceful Quilter’s Guild
· Dr. Bonny Schumaker, On Wings of Care
Exhibitors include the following:
· Adrian Fulton, Artist, Adrian Fulton Fine Art Gallery
· Audubon Institute
· Earth Day Network
· Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association
· National Global Green
· New Orleans Museum of Art
· On Wings of Care
· Sea Shepherd’s Operation Gulf Rescue
· St. Anthony’s Garden of St. Louis Cathedral
· Stephan Wanger, Mosaic Artist, Galeria Alegria
· Terson Dupuy, FuzziBunz, Inc.
WHEN: Friday, April 22
10:30am – Press conference
11:00am – Exhibitions open
WHERE: Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St.
The Royal Rooms, Ground Floor
WHY: The anniversary on April 20 of the Deep Water Horizon disaster reminds people of how fragile the environment is and how vital it is to the economy and culture of South Louisiana. In a collaborative effort with the Hotel Monteleone and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, environmental activist Penny Edwards brings together a variety of organizations and individuals who are committed to the care and concern of the environment. Through these exhibits, guests will learn how they can make a difference in protecting and preserving the environment.
This collaborative Earth Day event kicks off the historic hotel’s environmental initiatives and Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green campaign.
For more information about the Hotel Monteleone and the Earth Day Event, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/earth-day/.
Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone, www.hotelmonteleone.com, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located 11 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, a consecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience.” The Hotel Monteleone is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011.