Simple Steps to Greener Living

According to the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, more than 750,000 King Cakes are consumed each year in the Big Easy.

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February 11, 2010

Green Mardi Gras

Whether you're in the French Quarter
Or just a huge Mardi Gras supporter
Throw a wild eco-friendly bash
That will still create a huge splash.

This year while you're getting ready to partake in all the Mardi Gras madness, try a few smart tips to make this over-indulgent holiday still eco-friendly.

  • Do a project with the kids and make your own Mardi Gras beads from supplies around the house. Generally made from scraps of paper or junk mail, it's an easy way to recycle random papers piling up, while also prepping for Mardi Gras fun.
  • Keep adults entertained with homemade hurricane margaritas and authentic (and organic) New Orleans cuisine. Whether you're whipping up frosty beverages or adding the final touches to red beans and rice, you'll keep party revelers' mouths watering with authentic Louisiana cuisine.
  • Make your own King Cake to end your party on a sweet note. Traditionally used to celebrate religious festivals, King Cake usually has a little baby hidden inside it somewhere. Make it a fun game by having the person who finds it do something silly or even make the cake for next year.

Cajun-Shop will be able to cater to any of your authentic New Orleans needs over the Mardi Gras season.

Epicurious has authentic New Orleans recipes from sweets to meats to satisfy any discerning palette.

All Recipes
offers Mardi Gras lovers a delicious recipe on how to make your very own King Cake.


Japanese fashion shoelaces handmade from vintage reclaimed kimono fabric.

Eco-Useable offers reusable eco-friendly products, to reduce the carbon footprint for the future generations.


Use again and again. Giant 20" x 28" all cotton dish towel, screenprinted with water-based, non-toxic inks.

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