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New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 6 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

Bastille Day Fete

Jul 11 - 11, 2015
Celebrate the French National Day in America's French City with live music,… more

Offsite Adoption,…

Jul 11 - 11, 2015
Offsite Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA will be held at Jefferson… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 11 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 6 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… 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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