Mira Cosey

"I am very excited about my own garden and very grateful. Special thanks to the volunteers who come out and build your garden. I call them and they are always there to answer any questions. I am very excited about my first harvest of cucumbers and summer squash! In these hard times it always helps to get a little extra help to put good food on my plate.Rain Barrel installed by Green Light New OrleansGreen Light New Orleans Rain Barrel Program

We reduce the impact of Rainwater in New Orleans
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Rain barrels capture and store some of the rainwater that travels through your home’s downspout when it rains. Rainwater is the ideal choice for watering plants because it’s free of chemicals. In addition to having a fresh water source for gardens and landscaping, the benefits of installing rain barrels include:
- lower monthly water bills
- reduced subsidence
- less water in New Orleans’ stormwater system during heavy rain storms
- a beautiful piece of art in your yard or garden


It’s time for each of us to educate our community about rainwater management and to set a positive example for others to follow! GET YOUR OWN BARREL HERE!

You Can Be Part of the Stormwater Solution!

Green Light households use rain barrels for two main reasons: to conserve water for gardening and to manage stormwater, helping to mitigate some of its negative effects.

By installing a rain barrel or two at your home, you can play a significant role in helping to reduce localized flooding and reduce the amount of rainwater that carries pollutants to our local waterways. In addition, stormwater management helps limit subsidence (the sinking of soils due to the pumping of stormwater) and reduces the city's carbon footprint.

Our barrels are painted by local artists and volunteers and installed by Green Light staff and volunteers.

Curious about all the New Orleanians who already got their rain barrel? Here they are!

Interested in getting a barrel? GET YOUR BARREL

Sam Ramirez Green Light recipient
Green Light New Orleans barrel volunteer artist