The New Orleans Regional Sustainability Committee hosted their first Love Your City Hour event. Pepper delivered a “Food Sector Welcome” as both Chair of the New Orleans FPAC and Director of Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture. This happy hour networking event brought together leaders throughout the community who are developing an Impact Economy – one founded in social, environmental, and economic returns.

Keynote speaker was Chuck Morse, Pastor and Executive Director of LaunchNOLA, a small business development organization, committed to helping underserved businesses grow in the cultural economy and green infrastructure industries. His talk “The Business of Culture” will reveal how important it is to protect our cultural entrepreneurs as we grow the economy..