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Tulane Law School's Mark Davis to receive Green Project’s 2011 Green Giant Award

February 14, 2011

Green Giant Trophey Mark Davis,  director of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, has been named The Green Project’s 2011 “Green Giant.”   Each year (since 2007), the Green Project awards the Green Giant trophy to a New Orleans area person who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to the environment and, subsequently, has significantly improved the environmental quality of New Orleans or southeast Louisiana.

On Monday, February 14, Green Project Executive Director Phyllis Jordan delivered the news to Davis.


“Your many years of leading the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has set the tone for [Louisiana’s] efforts to properly rebuild our wetland,” said Jordan. “Your continued work in water and wetlands management keeps you in the forefront of well-informed debate about these critical issues.”


Davis, who for fourteen years prior to joining Tulane Law School served as executive director of the Coalition, said the news was “a kind and unexpected honor.”


“To the extent I have done much,” he stated, “it has been due to the company I keep, company that includes many of the folks who have made the Green Project a reality.” 


The 5th consecutive Green Giant Award will be presented on the evening of April 16 at the 2011 “Salvations” Gala, an annual fundraiser auctioning locally designed and built furniture made of repurposed materials. The award ceremony is the centerpiece of the project’s patron party. 


Past recipients of The Green Giant Award are as follows:

  • Lucianne and Joe Carmichael of Studio in the Woods (2010)
  • Linda Stone of Global Green and founder of The Green Project (2009)
  • Monique Pilie of Hike for KaTREEna (2008), and
  • Steven Bingler of Concordia Architects (2007)



ark Davis joined the Law School as a Senior Research Fellow and as the founding Director of the  Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy  in January 2007. For the prior fourteen years he served as executive director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana where he helped shape programs and policies at the state and federal level to improve the stewardship of the wetlands and waters of coastal Louisiana, one of the world’s greatest coastal and estuarine resources. He has practiced law in Indianapolis, the District of Columbia, and Chicago and has taught at the Indiana University (Indianapolis) School of Business and the IIT-Chicago Kent School of Law in Chicago.


Mr. Davis has lectured widely on the topic of water resource management and stewardship and has testified numerous times before Congress on the need for a focused and effective commitment to the viability of coastal Louisiana and other vital natural treasures.


ABOUT  THE GREEN PROJECT   :  Creative recycling and reuse in New Orleans


he Green Project is a nonprofit building supply retail store dedicated to creatively promoting and encouraging environmental sustainability in New Orleans. We operate a warehouse, lumberyard, paint recycling center, Recycle for the Arts, electronic waste recycling drop-offs, and environmental education programing. As a hands-on environmental organization, we promote creative reuse in our daily lives and throughout our communities.

The Green Project

Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm

2831 Marais Street, NOLA 70117


e: info@thegreenproject.org

For more information regarding

The Green Giant Award, please contact

 Beth Stelson at bstelson@thegreenproject.org (504) 945-0240 ext. 2#


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