Tag Archives: advocacy

Wednesday Why: For the World!

9 11 Wed Why

This is yet another reminder of Louisiana’s contribution to the nation and the world.  No, we’re not an island.  We are a people, an environment and industries that reach far beyond our coast.

How can you help save coastal Louisiana and its contributions to the rest of the world?  Educate others by sending us your why at  photoproject@bayougrace.org.

Wednesday Why: Sustaining our Rural Communities

Wed. Why sustainable rural communities

We couldn’t agree more!  With restored and protected rural communities in coastal Louisiana, families will spend less time and resources, already limited commodities, on rebuilding their homes after hurricanes and be able to focus  more time building their livelihoods.

How can you help save coastal Louisiana and our coastal rural communities?  Educate others by sending us your why at  photoproject@bayougrace.org.

Wednesday Why: Because Our Birds Need Something to Land On

Wed. Why Birds

Millions of birds spend part or all of their life cycle in south Louisiana. Our barrier islands, headland beaches, forested wetlands and upland forests provide critical shelter and food sources for migratory birds, many of which are rare, threatened and endangered species.  Saving Coastal Louisiana isn’t just for the birds, either.  There are more than 2 million residents that consider Coastal Louisiana home and plenty of other places rely on the Louisiana coast for all that we provide to the nation.  

We must save Coastal Louisiana for the birds, for the people, for the irreplaceable culture and heritage and for the countless reasons too numerous to list here.   

Please add your voice to the hundreds of others who’ve added their voice to this project, by answering the question, “Why should we save coastal Louisiana?” Send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org today.

Wednesday Why: Savor the Flavor

Wed. Why Savor the Flavor

C’est Bon!  Protecting and restoring coastal Louisiana means protecting our rich heritage that has brought so many cultures, and their food traditions, together.

How can you help save coastal Louisiana and our traditions that so many around the world enjoy?  Educate others by sending us your why at  photoproject@bayougrace.org.

Wednesday Why: Why Not?

Why not collage

Why not save coastal Louisiana?  We can’t think of any good reason.  When you consider all that coastal Louisiana contributes to the nation:

  • $10-20 billion contributed annually to the U.S. treasury from domestic oil and natural gas production (2nd only to income tax)
  • Top producer of seafood in the continental U.S.
  • 5 of the nation’s 15 largest ports are in Louisiana
  • An unparalleled and unique history, culture, and heritage

–we think you’ll agree that that is no good reason not to do what it takes to save coastal Louisiana.  

There are countless reasons why we should save coastal Louisiana.  Add your voice to the hundreds of others who’ve added their voice to this project.  Send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org  and let your voice be heard!

Wednesday Why: Let’s Do the Right Thing

Wed. Why Yumeka

Yumeka knows that saving the people and the culture of Coastal Louisiana is the right thing to do. She is pictured in front of a home in Braithwaite, Louisiana that was badly damaged by Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall on August 28, 2012. 

Louisiana’s  degraded coast puts us at greater risk from hurricanes, tropical storms, and even non-tropical events.  It is vital to acknowledge that the impacts of coastal land loss are occurring not because we live in or moved to an inherently flawed environmental system, but because our environment has been altered and manipulated.  We must restore our natural protections and continue to reinforce our manmade protections to keep our communities safe. 

 The culture and heritage that is characteristic of Coastal Louisiana is unparalleled and in danger of being lost forever.  Wouldn’t you agree that the right thing do is save Coastal Louisiana before it’s too late? There are more than 2 million residents that consider Coastal Louisiana home and plenty of other places rely on the Louisiana coast for all that we provide to the nation. 

Like Yumeka, we know that saving Coastal Louisiana is the right thing to do.   

Why do you think we should save Coastal Louisiana? Remember that there isn’t a wrong or right answer. Send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org   And, don’t forget to check out the other submissions at Bayou Grace’s photo gallery.

Wednesday Why: This is a Great Place to Grow Up!

Wed. Why Great place to grow up

They may be young, but they know what they love about coastal Louisiana.  Coastal Louisiana is their playground.  Their experiences within our environment are same ones that many of us here in coastal Louisiana share and make us who we are!  Let’s all work together to restore and protect their birthplace.

How can you help save coastal Louisiana?  Educate others by sending us your why at  photoproject@bayougrace.org.