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Global Green Asks Watchers to help New Orleans win More Than a Game by Donating $10 to the Green Rebuilding by Texting –at the end of the 1st Quarter — GREENDAT to 85944
Global Green USA – founded by Indianapolis native Diane Meyer Simon – who has helped lead the way in the green rebuilding of New Orleans, and the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) of Indianapolis have expanded the challenges between the two cities to include a “green” wager.
If the Saints win the big game, a New Orleanian gets to enjoy an energy efficient green house for a weekend in Indianapolis, and luxuriously green dining at the famed “R Bar” restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue. The house, owned by Anne Laker and Joe Merrick, is a showcase for green products with a geothermal heating system.
If the Colts win, a Colts fan will be hosted by Global Green’s New Orleans office and spend a glorious Jazz Fest Weekend in one of the nation’s greenest houses, built as part of Global Green’s Holy Cross Project village of homes, community center and multi-family housing in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower 9th Ward. Fine New Orleans dining for two at New Orleans legendary Galatoire’s restaurant in the French Quarter is also included in the New Orleans weekend.
“New Orleans, now the increasingly famous home of the Who Dat Nation, is also becoming one of the world’s leading centers for green building. Both the Saints and the city’s neighborhoods fought to come back better than before Katrina,” said Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Global Green, a non-profit organization that advocates for sustainable, energy saving building practices. “Along with this wager, we are asking people to help continue the green rebuilding of New Orleans by – at the end of the 1st quarter, or anytime throughout the game – texting GREENDAT to 85944. $10 will automatically be added to your phone bill, and all the money will help low-income families move into energy efficient, healthy homes in New Orleans.”
“As the Saints improved their scores, New Orleanians have been working to improve their energy bills, and the safety of their homes, schools and neighborhoods from the onslaught of future storms,” said Beth Galante, Director of Global Green’s New Orleans office.
Over ten thousand visitors have experienced green living first hand on tours of Global Green’s LEED Platinum house that presently also serves as a visitor center, located at 409 Andry Street, adjacent to the levee in Holy Cross. Two additional houses – whose energy bills will be 70% below average – have been completed and are for sale.
Thousands have also benefited from forums presenting important advice on green building, and the New Orleans public schools are now opening newly renovated schools that have green features recommended by Global Green as part of its Green Schools Initiative.
“I’m so proud of Global Green’s work to rebuild New Orleans green, but on Superbowl Sunday, my entire family and I will be rooting for the Colts so I’ll look forward to welcoming a lucky Indy fan to New Orleans” said Diane Meyer Simon.
In Indianapolis, where Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, receiver Reggie Wayne, both native New Orleanians, and running back Joseph Addai, a former LSU student and resident of Louisiana, could be thought of as ex-patriot Who Dats, HEC has also been focusing on green building issues to help that city face the challenges of climate change.
But, Who Dat says they Gonna Beat Dem Saints?