After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wave of Green — Tulane’s annual employee service day — returned on April 6, bringing about 400 faculty, staff and friends to community service projects around the city. Organized by the Center for Public Service, volunteers fanned out across New Orleans to pursue painting, gardening, construction, trash pickup and other projects with The Green Project, SBP, City Park, NORD Commission, NOPD Sixth District Cleanup Project, Neighborhood Cleanup Project and more. On the Northshore, Tulane National Primate Center employees volunteered at the Northlake Nature Center and Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
All photos by Paula Burch-Celentano.
Tulane faculty and staff members pick up their commemorative T-shirt as they arrive at Yulman Stadium for the 2023 Wave of Green service day.
Sergio Vasquez, far right, with the Center for Public Service, leads a group of volunteers to a chartered bus bound for The Green Project in the Bywater neighborhood.
Jeff Schiffman, right, part-time spin instructor at the Reily Recreation Center, paints a doorway at the New Orleans Police Department’s 6th District headquarters on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Volunteers get creative as they paint a mural on the fence in the paint yard at The Green Project.
Ryan Albright, left, a professor with the John Lewis Public Administration Program at SOPA, and Lisa Paterson, right, a development officer in the Office of Research Proposal Development, pull weeds from a row of newly planted carrot plants at Grow Dat in City Park.
Tulane Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity staff members Terina Walker, left, and Phedra Remarais, right, work together to recycle paint at The Green Project.