It’s in the dead heat of a New Orleans summer that we’re most acutely reminded of our subtropical climate. While we may sometimes be tempted to wilt from the humidity, south Louisiana is uniquely situated in an ecological area of true abundance and vast nature. Our location on the Gulf of Mexico provides us with ample fresh seafood and job opportunities. But it also leaves us vulnerable to the wrath of Mother Nature, as we’re all painfully aware. The restoration of our natural coastal barriers is vital to our region’s future.
The Gulf Restoration Network is one of the organizations working hard every day to protect the unique treasure of our coastal resources. Their stated goal is “uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region.” They achieve this through organizing the community to rally around issues that affect the future of the Gulf region, including healthy waters and wetlands, coasts and communities, oceans and marine life, and energy and climate change.
In addition to “boots on the ground” work in coastal regions, GRN serves in a legal capacity as well, holding governments and corporations accountable for their treatment of our natural ecosystem and taking legal action when necessary to protect it. Their tireless work to protect and restore the rich cultural landscape of the Gulf Region is something we should all be grateful for.
Trashy Diva is and will always be a New Orleans company at its heart. While we draw inspiration from vintage prints and styles, we are constantly inspired by the wild and beautiful swamp that we call home. Our newest print, Cranes, is a marriage of vintage style and stunning nature, highlighting the majestic Crane. Its bold and vibrant hues embody the light and airy feel of summer, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Gulf Restoration Network to protect and nurture that natural treasure.
From 7/28 – 8/26, 10% of proceeds from the sale of the Cranes collection (both online and in-stores) will be donated to the Gulf Restoration Network! You can view the entire collection here. To learn more about the amazing work GRN is doing in our community, visit www.healthygulf.org.