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Being a Keep Louisiana Beautiful University Affiliate is a special mark of distinction and represents a commitment by the university to continual improvement in sustainability and environmental issues, promoting student environmental stewardship and engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. It offers state recognition and sends a strong message to university stakeholders, as well as city, state, and national leaders. It signifies that you are part of a greater movement of over 600 National Affiliates and 40 State Affiliates that have a proven track record of behavioral change and preserving the beauty of Louisiana.
The KLB University Affiliate program provides universities with resources to identify the root cause of litter in their communities, forums for sharing strategies to institutionalize zero waste programs in operations, and incentives for engaging their campus and community in removing litter from their environment. The program will provide students hands‐on experience with data collection, while also fostering their development into change agents who are informed and capable of implementing thoughtful, effective solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges we face at the local, national, and global scales.
All Affiliates who fulfill the annual requirements are eligible for the following benefits.
Networking, Education and Training
Tools and Resources
Litter Removal, Prevention and Recycling (at least one required)
Education and Engagement (at least one required)
Waste Reduction (at least one required)
Review the readiness assessment to self‐determine if your university is a good candidate for the Keep Louisiana Beautiful University Program. It is a tool to help you decide if your university is ready to begin the certification process and if it has the capacity to be a successful Affiliate.
To apply submit the online application form, upload a letter of support on your university letterhead signed by the president or the highest authorizing official, and include payment of the $200 certification fee. The estimated cost for KLB to train and manage the Affiliate certification process is $800. KLB supports the university’s efforts by providing an in‐kind match of ¾ or $600 of the certification fee. The university is responsible for covering ¼ or $200 of the certification fee. The one‐time, non‐refundable fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted to KLB. Applications may be submitted anytime throughout the year, however, a new class of Affiliate candidates will be selected in June of each year. If you need further assistance or have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In June, you will be notified of your acceptance into the university Affiliate certification program, and you will be a part of the university Affiliate class. As a class, you will go through the certification process together, receiving support, mentorship, and guidance from KLB, the University Sustainability Coalition and other universities with established sustainability departments. The initial certification meeting will be held in‐person in conjunction with the KLB State Conference in October. Subsequent meetings will be held virtually from September to May.