Guest speakers Kathleen Biggins and Harriette Brainard held the crowd’s attention and shared information about climate change at the recent C-Change Conservations Primer at the Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park on Tuesday, October 16. The conservation and education program was co-hosted by New Orleans Town Gardeners, Garden Study Club, and the Junior League of New Orleans Sustainer Garden Club. GCA members from the Princeton Garden Club and Millbrooke Garden Club developed the program, which is presented across the country to interested groups.
One objective of the C-Change Primer is to present scientific information in an atmosphere that promotes conversation. A coffee before the lecture and a presentation style that invited discussion among those present met that goal and gave attendees a chance to explore the concepts presented with fellow GCA members.
Over 20 NOTG members attended. Special thanks to Conservation Committee members Carro Gardner, Caroline Milling and Elizabeth Roberts for providing treats for the reception.
The presenters offered suggestions for personal actions individuals can take to make a difference:
- Plant trees
- Restore wetlands and meadows
- Conduct an energy audit of your home
- Use LED lighting and Energy Smart appliances
- Consider solar and geothermal energy sources
- Reduce household waste
- Eat locally (this one should be easy for us in New Orleans!)