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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 02, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Open Mic Night at…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Come on down to 125 Bourbon Street and celebrate with good music, food and… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Green Light New Orleans and Entergy Team to Help Jeffrerson Parish Residents Save Energy and Money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Andreas Hoffmann
Green Light New Orleans
504-342-4966
AndreasHoffmann@greenlighneworleans.org

Molly Jahncke
Entergy Louisiana, LLC
504-840-2599
mjahnck@entergy.com

GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS AND ENTERGY TEAM UP TO HELP JEFFERSON PARISH RESIDENTS SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY
A Day of Community Service to Focus on Energy Efficiency and the Environment

WHO: Green Light New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana, LLC
Local Jefferson Parish officials including District 1 Councilman Ricky
Templet, District 2 Councilman Paul Johnston, District 3
Councilman Mark Spears and District 4 Councilman Ben Zahn
WHAT: Green Light New Orleans hosts Entergy employees who will install free
energy-efficient CFLs during a corporate day of service.
WHERE: Green Light New Orleans, Entergy volunteers and Councilman Templet will
meet at the West Bank Entergy service center (1001 Virgil St. in Gretna)
to launch the effort. Work will follow by Entergy volunteers and Councilmen
Johnston, Spears and Zahn at homes on east and west banks of Jefferson
Parish (addresses available from media contacts above)
WHEN: Thursday, October 25 at 8 a.m.

October 24, 2012 -- New Orleans, LA -- Approximately 250 residents and families in Jefferson Parish can look forward to savings on their energy bills thanks to a partnership between Green Light New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana. Green Light New Orleans will host and organize an Entergy-sponsored energy-efficiency event that will reach out to pre-selected residents on both the east and west banks of Jefferson Parish.

As part of a month of Entergy volunteerism events focused on the environment and energy efficiency, more than 50 Entergy employees will replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). In support of Green Light's Free Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Program, Entergy is donating 5,000 light bulbs to be installed in about 250 homes. Thanks to Entergy's generous support, Green Light clients in Jefferson Parish will save 1,970,000 kwh of electricity over the lifetime of the bulbs that will reduce their utility bills by $230,000 and prevent 2,235,000 pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

Entergy and Green Light have a long-standing relationship. Green Light Founder and Executive Director Andreas Hoffmann explains, "Entergy has been a major supporter of Green Light New Orleans for years. We are excited to take our collaboration to the next level and combine Entergy's sponsorship support with a big volunteer event that will install most of the CFLs sponsored."

"We are proud to partner with Green Light New Orleans to help spread the message that energy efficiency will help improve all of our customers' lives by providing a financial benefit amid today's tough economic times as well as helping the environment far into the future," said Steven Scheurich, vice president of customer service and external affairs for Entergy Louisiana. "This volunteer effort is about our employees giving back and making a lasting difference in the Jefferson Parish communities where we live and work."

Green Light New Orleans is a local nonprofit organization focused on demonstrating that individual action can create significant change for both the environment and community. Founded in 2006, Green Light New Orleans' free energy-efficient light bulb program has served over 16,600 New Orleans households, enabling residents to save an estimated $17 million in utility costs and reduce their CO2 footprint by 16.5 million pounds. Visit www.greenlightneworleans.org to learn more about Green Light New Orleans and its programs. In the days following the event, an impact map will also be available. Green Light New Orleans' Facebook account is facebook.com/greenlightneworleans and its Twitter account is @greenlightnola.

Entergy's Louisiana utility companies serve more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy Corporation's electric system serving 2.8 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy Louisiana's online address is entergylouisiana.com, its Twitter account is @EntergyLA and its Facebook account is facebook.com/entergyla.

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