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Marigny Green Updates

The FMIA Marigny Green Committee shares updates, ideas and other content to help our neighbors stay informed, get involved and stay green.  

  • 10 May 2021 11:19 AM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Best Buy is committed to lighten up the landfills by their recycle program. Best Buy  reported, "They have collected over 2 billion pounds of e-waste and appliances making them the nation's largest retail collector of e-waste."

    Think about trading in your old tech to Best Buy . Check out their website, . There is a trade-in estimator to see what your item is worth. In turn, you will receive a Best Buy Gift Card.  Best Buy partners with a trusted recycle partner  (ERI) to wipe any remaining data from devices to repair and/or repurpose. 

  • 3 May 2021 2:12 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Maybe this idea started with the first Star War movie or maybe someone just decided to make it the Star War Day, May be Fourth Be With You. In New Orleans, it is Give NOLA Day. This 24hour event is hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give to nonprofits in our area. Whatever your charity and/or nonprofit is, please give whatever you can offer. Any amount will be appreciated.  To find a list of the nonprofits go to

    PS  FMIA is a non-profit and  would welcome donations.

  • 26 Apr 2021 3:44 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    One of the easiest thing we can do is to bring your own bag(s)to the grocery store. The positive impact of skipping plastic bags is huge. American use 100 billion plastic bags a year which require 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture. The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year. Plastic bags are used for an average of every 12 minutes.

    THINK about this! It takes 500 or more years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill. If someone shops  from 18 years old until they are 88 years old, they will save 350,000 bags. It is never too late to start brining your reusable bags to the grocery store and you are helping our environment.

  • 19 Apr 2021 3:49 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Vintage Green Review is a plastic free, package free, zero waste supplies and re-fill bar. Definitely check it out for their grand opening on Earth Day, April 22nd through April 25th with extended hours from 10am 6pm at 3530 Magazine Street across from Ace Hardware. Every day through the weekend will be different deals. There will be product discounts and opportunities to meet some of the local makers of  the sustainable products. Porch Pop-up with local food vendors will sell delicious treats. Bring your own containers to take them to go!

    Check out their Instagram and Facebook page at #vintagegreenreview for details.

    Don't forget to bring your totes and refillable containers.

  • 12 Apr 2021 2:18 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    The LSU AgCenter is a wealth of information. LSU AgCenter can give the consumer answers for their garden, family or home. The website  has detailed information on the top ribbon. Check out the category Topics. Some of the topics include Environment & Natural Resource, Lawn & Garden, Food & Health and so much more.  Publications is another excellent resource. Publications are an important way to get research-based education material to the public. Most of the publications are available online.  There is a listing of publications by looking at their catalog. The News & Events category produces news release for print, radio, television and social media. 

    I could write more but instead I recommend going to LSU AgCenter website. You won't be disappointed.

  • 5 Apr 2021 1:18 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Need your garden to pop; it is important to use compost with the soil. Schmelly's Dirt Farm is  an organic recycling company that produces high-quality compost and soil products for the farmers and gardeners of Greater New Orleans.  Schmelly's will be selling supernatural soil products at the Mid-City Farmers Market on Thursday from 3 - 7pm at the Lafitte Greenway.  There are other places you can also buy bulk and bagged supernatural soil products this spring. Delta Flora located at 2710 Touro Street open on Saturday 9-4 and Wednesday 2-6.  Hot plants is located in the Upper 9th Ward at 1715 Feliciana Street, open Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. For details, follow Schmelly's on social media or

  • 29 Mar 2021 10:15 AM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Don't fret if you don't have a traditional Easter Basket this year. There are many fun items that can be used instead of the traditional Easter basket and some ideas are:

    1. Beach towel  2.Rain boots  3.  Beer carton 4. Baseball cap 5. Umbrella 

    Create your own idea and fill it with interesting gifts and goodies.


  • 22 Mar 2021 3:01 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory   40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory is very close to the Marigny in Chalmette, LA.    There is a boathouse with a lagoon providing access to the 40 Arpent Canal and great for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, fishing and yoga. There is a pedestrian bridge to the dock for viewing nature and bird watching .

    Where:  8201 Benjamin St. Chalmette, LA  70043

    Hours:  Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm

    More Information:  504-278-4200

  • 15 Mar 2021 11:17 AM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Read the great Marigny Green News article in the FMIA Newsletter why it is important to keep your catch basin cleaned.

    The mantra is: Only rain down the drain!

  • 8 Mar 2021 12:59 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

    Glass Half Full has residential pick up.  Glass Half Full converts the glass into sand for our coasts and for disaster relief. For information go to

    Don't forget there is free glass drop off at 3935 Louisa Street Monday and Wednesday 9am - 5:30 pm and Saturday 9am -4:00pm.  

    Directions:  Really easy - take Franklin Ave to Louisa Street, turn right 1/2 block and make a U Turn and you are there!  The building is blue and you will see the bins. 

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