Mardi Gras is about the last thing you’d associate with conservation — if anything it’s a holiday celebrating hedonism at its best. Which is why we were glad to hear from Gadling that at least one element of the Fat Tuesday celebrations is taking a greener tack. Instead of wandering around the French Quarter risking overexposure in exchange for beads, you can snag a 30-pound bag of last year’s Mardi Gras trinkets for all your party purposes and help from heaping another bunch of necklaces into a landfill. The local Sierra Club chapter and the Arc of Greater New Orleans are promoting the effort, and they offer a slew of other great activities for when you’re in town. Just think, doing a bit of good might help offset your inevitable hangover.
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