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"Mysterious…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Join us for St. Claude Arts District Block Party. more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Join us for the Prospect 3 Ribbon Cutting and Second Line at Washington Square… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Annual Susan G. Komen…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Help Fight Breast Cancer! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series… more

BARKtoberfest Canine…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
BARKtoberfest Canine Costume Contest & Trick or Treating (for dogs &… more

Bayou Segnette State…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghouls and goblins out for trick or treating in Bayou… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Brews and Brats on…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
In the spirit of Oktoberfest, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is treating… more

Dillard University…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
In collaboration with the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association, The Ray Charles… more

Feral Cat TNR...The…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Feral Cat TNR...The Basics and Beyond Workshop, sponsored by the LA/SPCA. A… more

Feral Cat TNR…The…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Feral Cat TNR...The Basics and Beyond Workshop, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will… more

Friends of the…

Oct 25 - 31, 2014
Friends of the Cabildo, support organization for the Louisiana State Museum,… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
This family friendly event takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park… more

Gray Line New Orleans…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
The Historic San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, LA will host the annual… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Halloween Tea

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
To celebrate Halloween, Le Salon will offer a variety of teas, scones, … more

JPAS Presents Waiting…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
JPAS presents the hit musical comedy all about working in the service industry,… more

King James and the…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
If you go to BJ's Lounge on a Monday night you'll find Jimmy Horn performing… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… 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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