Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative

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.

Lowlander Center

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

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 Card members. 


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!

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.