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Love Your City Awards Gala
March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presented by Batture, LifeCity and the Regional Sustainability Committee will host the 10th annual Love Your City Awards Gala, honoring local businesses and organizations for their environmental and social impact achievements.
On Thursday, March 31 from 7 to 10 p.m., this year’s hybrid event format will provide attendees with the option to watch virtually or join the event in person for a viewing party at Faubourg Brewing Co.
During this year’s annual awards ceremony, LifeCity will recognize local organizations for their leadership in 10 sustainable impact categories: water management, transportation, education, equity, health, zero waste, built environment, energy, food and local culture. As part of the Love Your City Initiative, the Love Your City Awards will feature local changemakers, artists, musicians and food vendors from the New Orleans community– further elevating and financially supporting local changemakers.
Funding raised from this event will support the Village D’lest, a five-acre farm track home to the VEGGI Vietnamese Farmers Cooperative—a group that grows plentiful food for the Vietnamese community and beyond— and SPROUT, an organization that trains the next generation of New Orleans farmers. Together, these groups grow food, flowers and remediate soil and educate the local community on the importance of sustainable economic opportunities in urban agriculture – an important role for a community historically devastated by hurricanes and oil spills. Increases in extreme weather events and severity of the rain season continue to impact the farm and, following 2020 and 2021, the fields were covered with water nearly year-round. Support of this year’s awards ceremony will go towards helping the farm reroute a storm drain and other sustainable features to ensure its food production for our community, hundreds of families they grow for; and new gardeners and farmers.
All tickets will help prevent 8,000 square feet from flooding, produce 10K pounds of food and 900 bunches of flowers annually.