Keep Louisiana Beautiful Focus on the Future: Educating, Engaging and Expanding
Tuesday, November 17 – 9:00am to 10:30am CST
Keep Louisiana Beautiful announces two new strategic initiatives to expand the organization’s reach and influence throughout the state. Keep Louisiana Beautiful launches state community affiliates to expand our footprint and increase support of local communities’ efforts to prevent litter, reduce waste, increase recycling and beautify public spaces.
In addition to state community affiliates, Keep Louisiana Beautiful expands to higher education by creating a university-level affiliate program. The program will educate and engage the next generation of business owners and community leaders on environmental issues such as waste reduction, litter prevention, and marine debris that have long-term effects on our state and the Gulf of Mexico. University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) and KLB have been working on this effort of over a year, but things really solidified when ULL was awarded a five-year $500,000 EPA Trash-Free Waters Grant. The grant will provide much needed funds to create a litter survey tool, the university affiliate structure, training videos, grants and a state environmental report of measured results.