Green Light New Orleans

Basic Information

Address: 8203 Jeannette St New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone Number: 504-324-2429
Director: Andreas Hoffman

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Environment, Energy Efficiency, Growing Food,
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Population Served: Low income, everyone,
Ages for Volunteer: 10+
Hours of Service: 9am - 5pm
Minimum Hours Required: 3
Days of Service: Monday thru Saturday
Mission Statement:

Green Light New Orleans invests energy in people by assisting New Orleans residents in person, one household at a time. Our volunteers install free energy efficient light bulbs and backyard vegetable gardens to demonstrate that a mass movement of individual actions creates a significant impact on our environment and community. We connect New Orleans residents to relevant, local opportunities and encourage individual actions so that everyone can benefit from a vibrant, resilient, and sustainable community.

Program History:

Swiss native Andreas Hoffmann founded Green Light New Orleans in 2006 to assist in the sustainable rebuilding of New Orleans and at the same time offset the pollution of his touring band. What began as one man’s “light bulb moment,” Green Light New Orleans now operates one of the largest energy efficiency programs in New Orleans. Green Light’s free CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) and installation program is arguably the most successful large-scale energy efficient light bulb distribution program in the country. The effectiveness of Green Light’s program lies in the organization’s innovative direct installation approach, which guarantees, to a larger extent than any other method, the resultant energy, emissions, and utility cost reductions.