Grounds Krewe is a 501©3 non-profit with a mission to promote waste prevention, recycling, and sustainable products at New Orleans special events. To date, initiatives have been primarily aimed at reducing the massive waste impact of Mardi Gras through “on the route” throw and disposable waste recycling programs, a “Sustainable Throw Catalog” offering affordable, eco-friendly and locally made parade throws, an interactive recycling marching Krewe, The “Trashformers” and various public awareness efforts. Grounds Krewe is currently expanding the scope of its operations beyond just Mardi Gras to include recycling services consultation, execution, and rentals for the multitude of public space events and festivals hosted in New Orleans year-round.
Brett is a native New Orleanian and graduate of Trinity Episcopal School, Isidore Newman, the College of Charleston and the Louisiana State University Master of Landscape Architecture program. While receiving his secondary degree, he was a research assistant in the Coastal Sustainability Studio, an interdisciplinary laboratory focused on reducing the causes and effects associated with coastal land loss. Eventually, his lifelong passion for nature and travel lead him to attempt to solve an environmental problem unique to his hometown, Mardi Gras waste, and in 2018 Grounds Krewe was formed.