Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships
Regional Programs: Louisiana
Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Sign in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA.
The Sierra Club's EJ program in Louisiana began by focusing on empowering communities along the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Venice that are affected by toxic chemicals.
In recent years, Sierra Club organizer Darryl Malek-Wiley's main focus has been working with communities in the monumental undertaking of recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Darryl has spent considerable time working to solidify and expand the coalitions working on the equitable reconstruction of the New Orleans and Gulf region.
Darryl's efforts are so closely tied to his community that it is hard to tell where the Sierra Club begins and ends with many aspects of work with the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association and the Mary Queen of Viet Nam Parish.
Check out this great 5-minute YouTube video about the need for recycling in New Orleans. Sierra Club has been working hard to control illegal dump sites and to encourage recycling.
Fall 2012 Bayou Update
Makin Groceries in the Lower Nine
Support for Lower Ninth Ward swamp Grows
Tour of the Nine
Whether on foot, by bike or anyway you like to travel, there are so many sights to see - from River to Bayou - in our recovering community. Sustainable sites, arts and culture, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood gardens, and more, check out the many unique places and people of the Lower 9th Ward!
Louisiana Environmental Justice Program
716 Adams Street
Suites 5 & 6
New Orleans, LA 70118
Darryl Malek Wiley