Sustainability & Green Meetings

"You don't need a guidebook to see New Orleans, just a good pair of shoes."
- James Carville, political analyst and New Orleans resident

We understand that adding Green and Sustainability initiatives to your meeting is important. That's why we've created a meeting planner resources guide and assembled information on greening efforts from the City of New Orleans and the local hospitality community.

Let Us Help Write your Green Plan

If this is the first meeting where Green initiatives will be included or your resources are limited let our Vice President of Client Relations, a former meeting planner with over twenty years experience, help create your Green Plan. 

Naturally Green New Orleans

New Orleans is Naturally Green. Meet in New Orleans and reduce your carbon footprint. The French Quarter, convention facilities, hotels and world-famous food and entertainment are all minutes away by foot. Not in the mood to walk? Enjoy an eco-friendly Street Car ride along the riverfront, travel down Canal Street to the end of the line and explore Mid-City or take-in the scenery along the beautiful, historic St. Charles Avenue line.

Green Meeting Planning Resource Guide

Transportation

Getting around New Orleans is easy and there are several eco-friendly options to choose from.
The compact geographic footprint of the city means an easy walk to and from some of our most famous offerings. Where else can you explore the European setting of the French Quarter, eat the best food anywhere, attend a conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center and get back to your hotel all on foot? Only in Naturally Green New Orleans.

Streetcars

Enjoy an eco-friendly Street Car ride along the riverfront. Travel from the Convention Center to the end of the French Market on the Red Cars, the Riverfront Line. There are many stops along the way to get off and experience the European charm of the French Quarter.  You can also travel down Canal Street to the end of the route to explore Mid-City and hang out with the locals. The St. Charles Avenue line, the oldest in the nation, originates downtown and then travels up St. Charles Avenue past some of the most beautiful scenery in the city, ending at the foot of the Mississippi River.

For fares and routes: http://norta.com

Carriage Rides

Experience the leisurely pace of a carriage ride. They are a scenic and rustic way to tour the storied streets of the French Quarter while being entertained and enlightened on the city's history by a knowledgeable driver. Carriages can be boarded on the Decatur Street side of Jackson Square almost any hour of the day or they can be chartered for special occasions and large parties.  If you'd like, you can simply hail an empty carriage from the street.

Airport Shuttle New Orleans Earns Regional Award for its Green Fleet Practices

The official transportation provider of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Airport Shuttle has earned industry honors as the region's Clean Fleet Leader from the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership.

Notable New Orleans Green Initiatives

Make It Right builds safe, sustainable and affordable homes for working families. We aim to be a catalyst for change in the building industry in New Orleans and beyond.

http://www.makeitrightnola.org

Center for Environmental Research RiverSphere

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded Tulane University a $3 million grant to help build RiverSphere, a Center of Excellence at Tulane that will promote the development, testing, demonstration and commercialization of renewable energy technology using one of New Orleans' greatest natural resources, the Mississippi River.

http://riversphere.org

http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/041510_riversphere.cfm

Green New Orleans (GNO Inc.)

Green N.O. is a collaborative effort to establish Greater New Orleans as the nation's center for sustainable and environmentally friendly businesses lead by Greater New Orleans, Inc.

http://gnoinc.org/news-events/