Solar Lighting
October 1, 2009

You might wonder about a more efficient energy system when you see street lights out at night and others on during the day.    With the promise of not only cleaner energy but self-sufficient and more cost-efficient energy, New Orleans Public Works Director Robert Mendoza says he’s writing requests for solar-lighting proposals now.

New Orleans is one of the 13 cities originally chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy 2 years ago to be a solar role model for the country.  It’s called a “Solar America City.”  To learn more click here.

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Home Show Has New Look- Twitter It!
March 26, 2009

homeshow5flogo2egif1Many of you have been to the Home and Garden Show at the Superdome for decades, but this year’s show has a different look.  In the past the show has been produced by an international company, and the Homebuilders Association was a parter.  But now the  Homebuilders Association of Greater New Orleans has taken over and is trying to attract a younger market.  This year’s show will have an art walk,  pet fest obedience demonstrations, a tropical garden about three times bigger than before including a putting green, and 8 design rooms – 7 created by local designers and one by Ed Ross (from Bravo TV’s Top Designer).  Ed Ross will also be available for individual free consulting on your home decorating dilemas.

 Now I finally figured out this TWITTER thing and have signed up to follow the Home and Garden Show as organizers send the latest information about what’s going on from the inside.   It’s actually easier than I thought, for those of you who are postponing learning anything about it like I was….  you can  search for NolaHomeShow and  follow the updates too from the show this week.  You can also be my friend!

Touting itself as the “largest consumer home show in the southeastern U.S.”  The Home and Garden Show is at the Superdome today through Sunday.  It opens at 2 p.m. today, noon tomorrow, and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The show lasts through 9 pm all 4 nights.

Admission is $10,   half -off for Entergy New Olreans customers (Print coupon here), 12 and under FREE

See Exhibitor List Here

I’m going this afternoon.  I’m in a never-ending project of renovating a house… many of you can relate!

Melanie

We Could All Use A Little Financial Help…
February 16, 2009

Photo from The Washington Times

Photo from The Washington Times

A national tour is in New Orleans today and tomorrow to give free financial advice and information during this rough economic time.  This resource is for ALL of us… bring your questions regarding any financial topic (debt, savings, retirement, taxes, etc)   The “Your Money Bus Tour” started in Washington DC over the fall and is helping people around the country.

Today, Monday 10 am- 2 pm: One Shell Square (701 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA‎)

Tomorrow, Tuesday 10 am – 2pm: Jefferson Parish Library  (4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie, LA)

Three financial industry leaders are teaming up for this: The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Consumer Education Foundation, TD AMERITRADE Institutional and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

 To learn more click here

Click here for Washington Times article

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