The Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative represents a collaborative of individuals, organizations, and communities working to address critical water issues throughout New Orleans and the greater region. This work is guided by the vision and principles of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan. Water Works' Miriam Belblidia and Jennifer Roberts served as founders and sit on the Interim Steering Committee. Alessandra Jerolleman serves on the Water Collaborative's Strategic Planning Process Advisory Committee.
Global Green USA
Global Green USA is the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. For nearly 20 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools, cities and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs.
The Lowlander Center, based in the bayous of Louisiana, is
a 501-c-3 non-profit organization supporting lowland people and places through
education, research and advocacy. It is based on community
participatory principles and methods. Problem solving begins at the community
level. The work of the Lowlander Center is to help create solutions to living
with an ever-changing coastline and land loss while visioning a future that
builds capacity and resilience for place and people.
Life City helps enable
city governments and regional economic development organizations to
spur economic growth through social and environmental impact. They do this
by (1) helping governments create the right incentives for businesses
to create social and environmental impact, (2) providing services to
businesses to make them more socially and environmentally impactful
while earning more revenue, and (3) measuring their results and sharing
that with the region. Water Works is Life City Certified. We are currently offering a one hour business continuity consultation for
fellow Green Businesses, and a home Joy of Water consultation for Green
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated
to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. We drive social,
environmental, and economic impact in New Orleans by incubating ventures
that have the potential to solve our city’s most pressing issues. Our
vision is to build a critical mass of entrepreneurs tackling key
challenges in our issue areas of food security, water management, healthcare, and educational equity in order to make significant change for underserved individuals.
Stay Local! is Greater
New Orleans' Independent Business Alliance that connects locally-owned,
independent business to customers, resources and each other. We
are devoted to raising the visibility and viability of the locally
owned, independent New Orleans businesses because we believe that New
Orleans’ independent businesses are the backbone of the city’s culture,
economy and character.