Our Impact


How our work is changing the face of Louisiana.

We are proud to share the impact of our work completed during the 2017-18 fiscal year. The data below was compiled from reports of our affiliate network (31 reporting), 2017/18 Healthy Communities Grant recipients, and internal activities of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

 

  • Summary: Impact of 2017-18 FY

    Volunteers: 20,355

    Volunteer hours: 75,991

    Participants: 51,377

    Students reached: 64,517

    Total litter cleanup events: 983

    Recyclables collected: 196,825 lbs.

    Litter removed: 513,652

    Cigarette butts removed: 55,495

    Hazardous waste materials removed: 829,569 lbs.

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling

    School Recycling

    Programs: 62

    Students reached: 23,680

    Recyclables collected: 312,000 lbs.

    America Recycles Day (ARD)

    ARD events: 20

    Participants: 16,346

    Recyclables collected: 312,000 lbs.

    Household Hazardous Waste Days (HHW)

    HHW events: 37

    Households served: 6,558

    Electronics: 194,570 lbs.

    Batteries: 15,819 lbs.

    Tires: 6,150

    Light bulbs: 76,688

    Pesticides: 17,920 lbs.

    Oil: 45,201 gallons

    Paint: 403,268 lbs.

     

  • Cleanups

    Land-based cleanups: 797

    Land-based litter removed: 562,683 lbs.

    Land-based cigarette butts removed: 46,735

    Waterway cleanups: 140

    Waterway litter removed: 93,647 lbs.

    Waterway cigarette butts removed: 5,728

     

  • Engagement

    School groups: 346

    University groups: 30

    Businesses: 346

    Churches: 98

    Civic or community groups: 138

    Youth groups: 93

    Elected officials: 263

    Other: 124

  • Environmental Education

    Schools: 424

    Students reached: 64,517

    Participants: 17,136

  • Enforcement

    Trainings: 14

    Participants: 404

    Revised ordinances: 10

  • Plantings

    Trees: 1,367

    Gardens planted and/or maintained: 205

    Gardening workshops: 205

    Participants: 723