2016 State Conference


2 days. 9 sessions.
1 incredible opportunity.

Join us September 28-29 in Baton Rouge for a 2-day conference that will spark new ideas about how we can help protect Louisiana for generations to come. You’ll learn how to reduce waste at events, raise funds to support your work, calculate the cost of blight in your neighborhood, and discuss strategies for reducing roadside litter and establishing litter courts. Come join us.

2016 State Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, September 27 | Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Mezzanine Suite

6:00 – 9:00 pm KLB Board and Affiliate Reception: A casual reception will be held for board members and affiliates. This is a great time to network with your peers. We will distribute Leaders Against Litter supplies to participating affiliates at this time.

Wednesday, September 28 | Galvez Building Conference Center, Oliver Pollock and Pensacola Rooms | 602 N. 5th Street

9:00 am Affiliate Meeting: KAB NEW Reporting (affiliates only)
10:00 am Conference Openings: Kip Holden, Mayor of Baton Rouge and Deputy Secretary Denise Bennett, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Session 1: Keynote: How to Bring About Behavioral Change by Dr. Wes Schultz.

Dr. Schultz is a professor of psychology at California State University. He has over 20 years of experience working on the the behavioral dimensions of sustainability issues. He is the author of seven  books and has published nearly 100 articles in leading scientific and edited volumes. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Public Radio and the BBC. Dr. Schultz also serves as a scientific advisor and board member for Keep America Beautiful.

12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm

Session 2: Reusing, Reducing and Recycling by Brenda Pulley, Keep America BeautifulRecycling Panel:

  • Refill Not Landfill by Tammy Millican, LSU
  • How to Make Your Case For School Recycling by Gretchen Vanicor, ULL
  • Recycling at Festivals by Greg Guidroz, Bayou Vermilion District
  • Eco Green Events: Integrating Sustainable Sustainability Into Community Events and Planning by Valerie Longa, Alabama Coastal Foundation
3:00 pm Session 3: Fundraising: How to Raise Money to Fund Your Work, by Mike Rogers, Keep America Beautiful.

Question and Answer Session

4:30 pm Closing

Everyday Heroes Awards Banquet | Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Heidelberg Ballroom
(Cocktail Attire)

Keynote Speaker: Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

6:30 – 7:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 – 9:00 pm Awards Banquet: Presentation of the Everyday Heroes Awards and Circle of Excellence Awards.

Thursday, September 29 | Galvez Building Conference Center | 602 N. 5th Street

8:00 am Affiliate Meeting: KLB updates and KAB continuing education: How to Be a Behavioral Change Based Organization (affiliates only)
9:00 am Conference Opening

Session 4: Blight

Part 1: Cutting Down on Vacancy and Blight: Planning and Tools for Communities by Alexandra Miller, Asakura Robinson

Part 2: How to Calculate the Cost Blight Has on Your Community and Blight Literature Review, by Cecile Carson, Keep America Beautiful

Session 5: Environmental Enforcement: How to Establish a Litter Court in Your Community by Rick Moore, St. Tammany Parish Constable

Louisiana’s New Anti-Litter Slogan
Presented by: First Lady Donna Edwards, Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Dr. Chuck Carr Brown, and OCTAGON Media

12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Session 6: Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level by Max Ciolino, No Waste NOLA

Session 7: KLB Grants Overview by Sarah Kelley, KLB Affiliate and Program Coordinator

Session 8: Roadside Litter: Reducing Roadside by Targeting Litter Motorists by Susan Russell, KLB Executive Director

Session 9: KLB’s New Environmental Education Program, by Susan Russell, KLB Executive Director

2:00 pm Conference Closing
2:15-3:15pm Inaugural Meeting: Louisiana Recycling Coalition

Those interested in forming a Louisiana Recycling Coalition are encouraged to attend this inaugural meeting to discuss purpose, structure, and benefits. This meeting is open to the public.

2:15-3:15 New Affiliate Director Training (New Affiliate Directors Only)

Conference Location and Parking:

The conference will be held in the Oliver Pollock and Pensacola Rooms in the LDEQ Galvez Building Conference Center located at 602 North 5 th Street. Conference parking for the Galvez Conference Center is located at Galvez Parking Garage located at 504 Main Street. Parking will be free for registered conference attendees with a validated ticket.


Hotel Accommodations

The beautiful Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center will be the host hotel for the conference. Located at 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, rooms may be reserved for $94/night by calling 1-800-955-6962. Mention that you are with the Keep Louisiana Beautiful group when booking and make your reservations prior to Sept. 6th. Event parking is available for $10 per day. Lots are located at Florida and Lafayette or Convention and Lafayette streets. Limited shuttle service provided from hotel to Galvez Building Conference Center.


2015 State Conference:

Learn more about last year’s conference by viewing the presentations for yourself. The information found in each one has helped to shape programs and initiatives.


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Fill out the registration form with your contact information, number of days you wish to attend, and whether or not you wish to be one of our exhibitors at the conference.

• Total cost ranges from $50 for a single day to $100 for both days.

• Registration fee goes up $25 if submitted after September 12th .

• Mail the registration form along with all applicable fees to P.O. Box 8990, Mandeville, Louisiana 70470.

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