In 2018 Grounds Krewe co-organized a forum with the Urban Conservancy focused on waste prevention and reduction during Carnival season. A panel discussion, round tables and expo of locally made and sustainable products made up the format. Over 300 “parade goers and parade throwers” attended the event, listened and shared thoughts on what their ideal vision for Mardi Gras would look like.
Following on the success and reception of the expo, which resulted in a cover piece by New Orleans Magazine, Grounds Krewe plans to organize and host the event annually. In the fall of 2019 product and services vendors with a forward looking approach to Mardi Gras and waste reduction will be invited to table at Mardi Gras World.