Our Impact


How our work is changing the face of Louisiana.

We are proud to share the impact of our work completed during the 2019-20 fiscal year even though the COVID-19 restrictions from March – June 2020 resulted in event cancelations and a reduction in outcomes. Data below was compiled from 32 reporting affiliates, 2019/20 Healthy Communities Grant recipients, and KLB’s internal activities.

  • COMPREHENSIVE IMPACT REPORT 2019-20FY

    Volunteers and Participants: 261,618

    Volunteer Hours: 65,623

    Value of Volunteer Workforce: $1.6 million

    Students Receiving Environmental Education: 25,243

    Schools and Universities Involved: 373

    Teachers Receiving Environmental Education Training: 317

    Waterway and Roadway Litter Cleanups: 342

    Litter Removed from Waterways and Roadways: 473,249 lbs.

    Recycling Events: 24

    Recyclables Collected: 1.4 million pounds

    Cigarette Butts Removed: 38,003

    Hazardous Waste Diverted from Landfill: 1.12 million pounds

    Trees Planted: 1,131

    Gardens Maintained or Planted: 3,759

    Partnerships with Businesses, Organizations, Churches, Schools and Groups: 1,239

  • » Waste Reduction and Recycling

    School Recycling

    Programs: 81

    Students reached: 14,662

    Recyclables collected: 437,631 lbs.

    America Recycles Day (ARD)

    ARD events: 24

    Participants: 2,919

    Recyclables collected: 137,744 lbs.

    Household Hazardous Waste Days (HHW)

    HHW events: 21

    Households served: 5,962

    Electronics: 175,313 lbs.

    Batteries: 13,019 lbs.

    Tires: 64,322 lbs.

    Light bulbs: 4,955 lbs.

    Pesticides: 13,649 gallons

    Oil: 6,262 gallons

    Paint: 72,009 gallons

  • » Cleanups

    Land-based cleanups: 300

    Land-based litter removed: 419,054 lbs.

    Cigarette butts removed: 38,003

    Waterway cleanups: 42

    Waterway litter removed: 54,195 lbs.

  • » Engagement

    School groups: 373

    Businesses: 344

    Churches: 91

    Civic or community groups: 545

    Elected officials: 219

    Other:

  • » Environmental Education

    Schools: 154

    Students reached: 14,662

  • » Enforcement

    Trainings: 8

    Participants: 132

    Revised ordinances:

  • » Plantings

    Trees: 1131

    Gardens planted and/or maintained: 3,759

    Gardening workshops: 8

    Participants: 189

  • » Capacity Building

    Trash Receptacles Installed: 35

    KLB Grants Awarded: 66

    KLB Grant Dollars Awarded: $140,150

    KLB Awards Presented: 46

    Individuals Trained: 457

    Total Hours of Training Provided: 47