Sunship III Quest Contacts

Contact Information 2012

 

# 1 Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Person or contact: JoAnn Burke

Phone number:  504-836-2238

Email: joann@saveourlake.org

Address / Area:  Lakewood Bldg. 3 St. 2070

                           3838 N. Causeway Blvd.

                           Metairie, LA 70009

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Website:  www.saveourlake.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? No

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? No

Description: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.

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#2 Department of Agriculture and Forestry

Person or contact: Whitney Wallace

Phone number:  985-543-4057

Email: wwallacw@ldaf.state.la.us

Address / Area:  Is able to meet at your local library or another decided location.

Best time to contact:  Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Website:  www.ldaf.state.la.us

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Possibly

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Possibly

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Whitney Wallace works with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to protect natural areas and promote a more sustainable environment. She is an expert in Urban Forestry.

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#3 The Public Library

Person to contact:  None

Phone number:  None

Best time to contact: During library hours

Address / Area:  Your neighborhood library

Description: Research a person who uses energy and materials wisely or a method of .

Suggestions (people): Check current magazine publications and with the librarian.

Suggestions (methods): Organic farming, alternative fuels, recycling, green housing, and the ones that come to your mind.

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#4 Alliance for Affordable Energy

Person to contact: Karen Wimpelberg

Phone Number:  Main: 504-208-9761

                           Cell:  504-208-4884

Email: Karen@all4energy.org

Address / Area: The Healing Centre

2372 St. Claude Ave

                             New Orleans, LA 70117

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri, after 4pm

Website: www.all4energy.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: The Alliance for Affordable Energy promotes environmentally responsible and affordable energy use. They address issues such as global warming and encourage community action.

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#5 Parkway Partners

Person or contact: Renee Allie

Phone number:  504-620-2227

Email: rallie@parkwaypartnersnola.org

Address / Area:  Garden is 1 block from Xavier University, 1020 Telemachus,

Best time to contact: Mornings or Sat. afternoon.

Website:  www.parkwaypartnersnola.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Possibly

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? No

Description: The Parkway Partners Program is a community gardens and school gardens education program. They change vacant lots into gardens and work to preserve the forests.

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#6 The Green Project

Person to contact:  Phyllis Jordan

Phone number:  504-945-0240 ext. 0#

Email: pjordan@thegreenproject.org

Address / Area: 2831 Marais St.

                          New Orleans, LA 70117

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri., 9am-5pm

Website: www.thegreenproject.org

Interview Availability:

Student may interview on-site? Yes

A class may interview on-site? Yes

Person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

Person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: The Green Project promotes recycling and reuse of building materials. They encourage creative recycling, composting, gardening, etc.

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#7 Audrey Evans (Owl)

Contact: Audrey Evans (Owl)

Phone number:  504-488-2412

Email:  mossbayou@yahoo.com

Address / Area:  1228 Moss St.

                           New Orleans, LA 70119

Best time to contact: Anytime

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Audrey Evans uses energy and materials wisely in her home and business. She evaluates the efficient use of energy in buildings.

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#8 Longue Vue House & Gardens

Person or contact: Jen Cohn

Phone number:  504-293-4721

Email: jcohn@longuevue.com

Address / Area:  7 Bamboo Rd.

                           New Orleans, LA 70124

Best time to contact: Anytime

Website:  www.longuevue.com

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Longue Vue is a historic house and 8 acre garden. Its mission is to inspire others to pursue beauty and civic responsibility in their lives.

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#9 Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes (R.U.B.A.R.B.)

Person to contact:  Lani Bernak

Phone Number: 504-975-3821

Email:  buildit@rubarbike.org

Address / Area:  2239 Piety St

                           New Orleans, LA 70117

Best time to contact: anytime

Website:  www.rubarbike.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? No

–  A class may go to interview on-site? No

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: R.U.B.A.R.B. is a community bike shop for people to freely work on, learn about, and build bicycles.  We are open to all, but especially focus on youth.  We have an “earn-a-bike” program, go on field trips, and reuse bike parts for art projects.

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#10 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Bayou Sauvage

Person or contact: Diane Barth

Phone number:  985-882-2021

Email: Diane_Barth@FWS.gov

Address / Area: Lacombe, LA  40 minutes from New Orleans

Best time to contact: Anytime

Website:  www.fws.gov/bayousauvage

Interview Availability:

 Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers programs in natural places, including canoe trips, in order to educate the public about these places.

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#11 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park- Barataria Unit

Person or contact: Aleutia Scott

Phone number:  504-689-3690, ext. 13

Email: Aluetia_Scott@nps.gov

Address / Area:  6588 Barataria Blvd

                             Marrero, LA

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Website:  www.nps.gov/jela/index.htm

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Maybe

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Maybe

Description:  Jean Lafitte provides shelter and care for many animals and the wetland and forest area. The park is set up to maintain thousands of acres of natural area. Aleutia grew up exploring the swamps and marshes of the southeast. She has a degree in marine science and loves plants and marine invertebrates, but thinks “snakes and alligators are pretty cool too.”

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#12 A Studio in the Woods

Person or contact: Lucianne Carmichael

Phone number:  504-392-5359

Email: info@astudiointhewoods.org

Address / Area:  13401 River Road

                           New Orleans, LA 70131

Best time to contact: Anytime

Website: www.asitw.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Max. number of 14 students

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? No

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Joe and Lucianne Carmichael own 7+ acres of land that they are preserving.  They have built a home and an art studio almost completely from recycled materials.  They offer a conservation program and a retreat for artists.

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#13 Grayhawk Perkins

Person or contact: Grayhawk Perkins

Phone number:  985-502-7617

Email: daddygrayhawk@yahoo.com

Address / Area:  Fountainebleau State Park, near Mandeville, LA

Best time to contact: Evenings, 6pm-7pm.

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Maybe

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? No

Description: Grayhawk Perkins has been involved in many environmental projects. This along with his Native American heritage has made him knowledgeable that he himself is a part of the Earth.

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#14 Groundwork New Orleans

Person to Contact: Zach Youngerman

Phone number: 504-208-2771

Email: zach@groundworkNOLA.org

Address/ Area: Various locations

Best time to contact: Anytime after 9am

Website: www.groundworknola.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Maximum of 15 students

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Groundwork has a number of projects that cover streetscape beautification, soil remediation and environmental stewardship education, they have developed a number of rain gardens in Broadmoor, Hollygrove and the Lower Garden districts.

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#15 Donna Caire

Person or contact: Donna Caire (Honeysuckle)

Phone number: 985-893-4456

Email: Dinojoel@gmail.com

Address / Area: 23198 Brook Forest Rd.

                          Abita Springs, LA 70420

Best time to contact: Anytime

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? No

Description: Donna is an abdominal massage therapist. She owns a garden made up of native and wild plants with which she makes herb mixes and food. Her garden and natural spring provide a place for relaxation and retreat.

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#16 Canoe and Trail Adventures

Person or contact: Byron Almquist

Phone number:  504-834-5257

Email: byron@canoeandtrail.com

Address / Area:  1049 Hesper Ave

                            Metairie, LA 70005

Best time to contact: Anytime, leave a message if no one answers.

Website:  www.canoeandtrail.com

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  Person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  Person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Byron Almquist owns and operates Canoe and Trail Adventures. His company provides wonder-filled, guided canoe and backpacking trips locally and nationally.

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#17 Sierra Club

Person or contact: Darryl Malek-Wiley

Phone number:  Main: 504-861-4836

                                  Cell: 504-427-1885    

Email: darryl.malek-wiley@sierraclub.org

Address / Area:  716 Adam St., Uptown

Best time to contact: Daytime

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? No

Description: The Sierra Club works to preserve and replenish the land by planting trees in parks and other public places. They promote recycling of materials in unusual ways (like Mardi Gras beads).

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#18 Kweku Smith

Person or contact: Kweku Smith

Phone number:  504-616-4771

Email: nyaawie@ymail.com

Address / Area: N. Rampart St. between Press and Montegut, by the railroad tracks.

Best time to contact: Anytime

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Kweku Smith is an urban organic farmer.  He grows vegetables and flowers in the 7th and 9th Ward and sells his vegetables at the Hollygrove Market. He is also developing a 5 acre farm in City Park.

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#19 Ross Lunz

Person or contact: Ross Lunz

Phone number:  601-831-7575

Email: info@rosslunz.com

Address / Area:  1241 Frenchmen St.

                              New Orleans, LA 70116

Best time to contact: 7am-11am, weekdays. No weekends.

Website: www.rosslunz.com

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? No

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Ross Lunz makes an alternative form of diesel fuel using waste vegetable oil from restaurants. He also does metal work, often using trash metal to create works of art.

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#20 New Orleans Food and Farm Network

Person to Contact: Ariel Wallick

Phone number: 504-483-6967

Email: ariel@noffn.org

Address/ Area: 4840 Banks Street

                         New Orleans, LA 70119

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

Website:  www.noffn.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes, depending on availability

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes, depending on availability

DescriptionAriel supports the growth of community empowerment and health with the New Orleans Food and Farm Network, through community-based food and sustainable agricultural projects.

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#21 Allied Waste

Person to Contact: Amber Miley

Phone number: 504-837-8950 ext 223

Email: amiley@republicservices.com

Address/ Area:  Metairie

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Website: www.recycleitgulfcoast.com

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E..’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Allied Waste processes all the recycled materials in New Orleans. They aim to create better, cleaner processes. They formed an Eco-Innovation council which brings together experts from academia, business and government. This is one of the first companies to integrate solar technology to increase renewable energy output at its landfills.

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#22 Phoenix Recycling

Person to Contact: David McDonough

Phone number: 504-322-7551

Email: info@PhoenixRecyclingNOLA.com

Address/ Area: Harahan, by appointment

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Website: www.phoenixrecyclingnola.com

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? We don’t have a physical plant available for visits

–  A class may go to interview on-site? No

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: David founded the company in 1991, motivated by the lack of recycling alternatives in the city. His goal is to open a center capable of recycling a wide variety of materials and offer services that are needed in the city and the surrounding region.

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#23 Green Light

Person to Contact: Andreas Hoffman

Phone number: 504-324-2429

Email: green@greenlightneworleans.org

Address/ Area: 8203 Jeannette Street

                           New Orleans, LA 70118

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Leave a message.

Website:  www.greenlightneworleans.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Max. number of 5 students

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: We invest our energy in people and assist New Orleans residents face to face, one household at a time.  Our volunteers install free energy efficient light bulbs to demonstrate that a mass movement of individual actions creates a significant impact on our environment and community.  We aim to connect New Orleans residents to relevant, local opportunities and encourage individual actions so that everyone can benefit from a vibrant, resilient and sustainable community.  We change more than light bulbs.

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#24 Little Sparrow Farm

Person or contact: Marilyn Yank

Phone number: 504-610-3672

Email: littlesparrowfarm@gmail.com

Address / Area: Corner of South Cortez and Cleveland Ave,  New Orleans, LA 70119

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Marilyn started the farm in 2005 to initiate a conversation about urban farming. She believes small farms like Little Sparrow could thrive throughout New Orleans. She sees many benefits – like producing food locally and beautifying empty lots.

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# 25 Hollygrove Market and Farm

Person or contact: Megan Nuismer

Phone number: 616-581-8488

Email: megan@hollygrovemarket.com

Address / Area: 8301 Olive Street,  New Orleans, LA 70118

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Leave a message.

Website:  www.hollygrovemarket.com

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? No

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? No

Description: They sell locally-grown and organic produce and train residents interested in organic urban farming. It will incorporate numerous environmentally-sustainable features: composting, cistern irrigation, recycling and many others.

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#26 Global Green New Orleans

Person to contact: Linda Stone

Phone number: 504-525-2121 x186

Email: lstone@greenlightneworleans.org

Address / Area: Holy Cross Visitor Center

                          409 Andry St.

                         New Orleans, LA 70117

Best time to contact: Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm

Website:  www.globalgreen.org/neworleans

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  A person is able to come to school for interview?  Yes

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? Yes

Description: Global Green’s Holy Cross Project is a group of homes and a community center all built to be energy efficient. They aim to be carbon neutral and produce as much energy as they consume. Global Green also has an office at 841 Carondelet with a Green Building Resource Centre with examples of energy efficient building materials.

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#27 Louisiana Loom Works

Person to contact:  Walt Rose

Phone number: 504-566-7788

Address/ Area: 527 Dumaine St.

                          New Orleans, LA 70116

Best time to contact: 12pm-6pm all days except Wednesday

Website:  www.customragrugs.com

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Max. number of 4 students

–  A person is able to come to school for interview? No

–  A person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office? No

Description: Louisiana Loom Works utilizes fabric waste materials to hand-weave new rugs.

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#29 Woodlands Conservancy

Person or contact: Katie Brasted

Phone number:  504-433-4000

Email: katie@woodlandsconservancy.org

Address / Area:  Office:  1112 Engineers Road  Belle Chasse, LA 70037

                          Park:  449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd.  Belle Chasse, LA  70037

Best time to contact: Anytime, leave a message if no one answers.

Website:  www.woodlandsconservancy.org

Interview Availability:

–  Student may interview on-site? Yes

–  A class may go to interview on-site? Yes

–  Person is able to come to school for interview? Yes

–  Person is able to meet at T.R.E.E.’s Magazine St. office?  Depending on park activities and availability

Description: Katie Brasted is the Founder and Executive Director of Woodlands Conservancy.  Woodlands Conservancy manages over ten miles of nature trails that meander through a bottomland hardwood forest and lead to a grouping of World War II Ammunition Magazines on the West bank of New Orleans.  Recent work has focused on removing non-native, invasive trees and reforesting to provide habitat for wildlife and migratory birds.

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