Living in hot New Orleans has made Candy appreciate the simple kindness of tree shade like never before. The city lost over 100,000 trees after Hurricane Katrina, and many neighborhoods roast in the sun. To promote tree planting in her neighborhood, she collaborated with local nonprofit Marigny Green to create the Sexy Trees of the Marigny 2011 Calendar. Marveling at the sexiness of a Live Oak tree (now featured for the month July), she photographed local trees and paired them with maps and helpful tree facts to promote Marigny Green’s great work.
Marigny Green is a neighborhood volunteer committee of the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. They promote sustainable living through local initiatives on tree planting, biking, energy-efficient lighting, and recycling. They’ve planted over 150 trees that are now helping cool temperatures, temper heavy rains, renew our air supply, and make the neighborhood beautiful. By purchasing this calendar for $15 you’ll help Marigny Green provide a healthier urban canopy of trees in New Orleans and make us crumple a little less upon walking outside in July.
“Candy Chang makes environmentalism organizationally erotic.” - NOLA Defender