Office of Resilience & Sustainability


 

 

Using the city's resilience strategy, Resilient New Orleans, as a guide, the Office of Resilience and Sustainability (ORS) works with other city departments and agencies to advise on the strategic pursuit of comprehensive resilience priorities across environmental, social, economic, and infrastructural improvement goals. ORS also leads the outreach efforts associated with resilience-building projects and the management of the projects associated with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development –National Disaster Resilience Competition award. Above all, ORS leads the strategic combination of efforts to achieve multiple benefits for public, private, and nonprofit initiatives in New Orleans.







 

 

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1300 Perdido Street, Rm. 8E08 New Orleans, LA 70112

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May 15, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Mayor Cantrell Announces City of New Orleans Joins Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Youth Climate Action Fund to Activate Young People in Driving Solutions

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced that the City of New Orleans will join Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new Youth Climate Action Fund, which will provide technical assistance and funding to activate tens of thousands of young people ages of 15 – 24 years to design, produce and govern urgent climate solutions in cities across the globe. With 84 percent of youth around the world reporting that they are worried climate change threatens people and the planet, this initiative grants young people the opportunity to get directly involved in tackling this global issue. New Orleans joins the Fund alongside cities from around the world, which together spans 38 countries across six continents, representing over 62 million residents. 

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April 23, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans, Partners Awarded Federal Grant to Reduce Food Waste and Expand Composting Services

The City of New Orleans was recently awarded $398,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Compost and Food Waste Reduction Program (CFWR) to increase the capacity of local composting organizations that will make it more accessible for residents. Local organizations working on food waste reduction and composting programs partnered on the proposal with the City, including Sprout NOLA, Schmelly’s Dirt Farm, REALCYCLE, Compost NOW and Taproot Earth. 

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March 20, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans, Partners Place Twice as Many Christmas Trees in Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge During Annual Christmas Tree Drop to Restore Coastline

The City of New Orleans' Office of Resilience and Sustainability (ORS), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) and the Louisiana Army National Guard, today conducted the City’s annual Christmas Tree Drop in Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge.

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March 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Awarded Funding from U.S. Department of Energy for Public Energy Efficiency Campaign

The City of New Orleans is the recipient of a $381,471 award from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The City will utilize these dollars to promote the adoption of solar power systems and energy efficiency measures through programs and financial incentives now available through the federal government. 

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March 13, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Receive $4.1 Million for Lincoln Beach Redevelopment Project

The City of New Orleans is set to receive a $4.1 million federal funding appropriation for the redevelopment of Lincoln Beach, secured by U.S. Congressman Troy Carter. This allocation is part of the overall $24.6 million funding dedicated to bringing Lincoln Beach back to New Orleans East. 

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March 12, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Awarded Federal Grant for Improving Safety and Mobility in New Orleans East

The City of New Orleans is the recipient of a $61.5 million award from the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve safety and mobility along the I-10 Service Roads in New Orleans East. These funds will be used to construct shared-use trails along the North and South Service Roads, trail connections at the existing interchanges, new non-motorized bridges crossings of the interstate and lighting along the Service Roads. 

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