During the past 3 years, Green Light has installed energy efficient light bulbs in over 8,000 New Orleans homes. To give you a sense of the work we’re doing, each week we feature one of our participants. This week, we visited Barbara in Gentilly. Barbara was extremely appreciative of her new CFL light bulbs from Green Light. She is 74 years old and has lived in New Orleans her whole life. She worked as a teacher’s aid for 30 years at various elementary schools, but Barbara is currently retired and now lives alone in her home. Though she’s been in New Orleans for decades, Barbara ahs only been in this home for 2 years. The house itself had three feet of water in it after Katrina and had to be fully renovated.
Barbara has four daughters, some of whom are involved in pharmaceuticals and some involved in business. They all used to live downtown but were forced to move after Katrina. Her other daughters have moved on and started their own lives.
Green Light really enjoyed our visit with Barbara! She is a very helpful and comforting person living in a nice neighborhood and is excited to help the world in some way making it a better place to live for all of us.