Dig into a Cajun Mardi Gras in Lafourche

(877) 537-8500, DigInLafourche.com

Lafourche Parish is offering a taste of a more local, Cajun Mardi Gras. Located approximately an hour away from New Orleans, the area offers visitors a chance to dig into “real Cajun” culture. During Carnival – Jan. 31 to Feb. 17 – there will be nearly 20 parades, including the Krewe of Des Petites Parade. While in the area, home of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, make time to take a swamp tour, a chartered fishing trip, visit a sugar plantation or listen to some Bayou boogie.


Solar Alternatives provides charging unit for  Emotoracing

Solar Alternatives, 437 Philip St., 267-1660, SolAlt.com

Solar Alternatives, the leading solar installer for commercial and residential projects in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, has provided eMotoRacing with an innovative mobile charging station. The solar trailer provides fossil fuel-free power on the road; it can power up to two eBike race entrants during the racing season. The station features solar panels and a 3,500 watt inverter to create a truly zero-emission race experience for eMotoRacing contestants. They also offer solar power rentals for events.