Our Impact


How our work is changing the face of Louisiana.

We are proud to share the impact of our work completed during the 2016-17 fiscal year. The data below was compiled from reports of our affiliate network (30 reporting), 2016/17 Healthy Communities Grant recipients, and internal activities of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

 

  • Summary: Impact of 2016-17 FY

    Volunteers: 27,601

    Volunteer hours: 201,427

    Volunteer workforce value: 4.6 million

    Participants: 31,099

    Students reached: 42,194

    Total litter reduction events: 421

    Recyclables collected: 196,825 lbs.

    Litter removed: 517,229

    Cigarette butts removed: 89,547

    Hazardous waste materials removed: 466,115 lbs.

    KLB grants awarded: $180,000

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling

    School Recycling

    Programs: 108

    Students reached: 17,025

    Recyclables collected: 142,650 lbs.

    America Recycles Day (ARD)

    ARD events: 41

    Participants: 8,833

    Recyclables collected: 54,175 lbs.

    Household Hazardous Waste Days (HHW)

    HHW events: 22

    Households: 4,631

    Electronics: 151,987 lbs.

    Batteries: 21,406

    Tires: 1,268

    Light bulbs: 4,054

    Pesticides: 27,136 lbs.

    Oil: 66,376 gallons

    Paint: 173,565 lbs.

  • Cleanups

    Land-based cleanups: 292

    Land-based litter removed: 494,124 lbs.

    Land-based cigarette butts removed: 80,676

    Waterway cleanups: 38

    Waterway litter removed: 23,105 lbs.

    Waterway cigarette butts removed: 8,871

  • Engagement

    School groups: 291

    University groups: 65

    Businesses: 332

    Churches: 95

    Professional associations: 202

    Youth groups: 94

    Other: 25

  • Environmental Education

    Schools: 212

    Students reached: 25,169

    Participants: 21,281

    Teachers trained: 143

  • Enforcement

    Trainings: 15

    Participants: 532

    Revised ordinances: 8

  • Plantings

    Trees: 2,836

    Gardens planted and/or maintained: 181

    Gardening workshops: 13

    Participants: 985