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KLB Honors Louisiana’s “Everyday Heroes.”

Heroic actions aren’t always grand gestures. In fact, sometimes being a hero means having the audacity to go above and beyond the norm; dedicating yourself to a worthy cause; choosing the road less traveled if it means doing good and helping others.

On a daily basis, individuals, companies and organizations across Louisiana work to better their community environments through a variety of initiatives, such as starting a school recycling program, advocating for environmental change or enforcing the litter laws. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is currently seeking nominations of Louisiana leaders – Everyday Heroes – whose exemplary efforts are at the forefront of enriching the state and preserving its natural beauty.

In total, eight Everyday Hero awards will be presented during Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s annual state conference awards banquet in September. Award categories include:

  • Alice Foster Award – An individual volunteer with exceptional leadership in litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification.
  • Golden Can Award – A public servant who displays a deep commitment to KLB’s mission in their daily work by going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Most Innovative Program – A successful beautification, litter prevention or waste reduction program led by a school, civic group, nonprofit or KAB affiliate.
  • Youth Award – A student or youth-led group that displays creative thinking, demonstrates effective leadership, engages peer participation and makes a significant impact on their community.
  • Outstanding Affiliate – A KAB affiliate that shows fortitude, leadership, creative, diverse programming and community engagement.
  • Outstanding Affiliate Director – A KAB affiliate director who demonstrates exceptional dedication to KLB’s mission and leadership in building a strong and sustainable organization.
  • Corporate Leadership Award – A business that exhibits a consistent dedication to KLB’s mission, environmental stewardship and community enrichment.
  • Law Enforcement Recognition Award – This new award recognizes law enforcement personnel including Justices of the Peace, Constables, judges, and code enforcement officers who are successful at enforcing state, parish or city litter and illegal dumping laws.

The online nomination form is available here, and the deadline to submit is Sept. 2.  Any organization, school or church group, individual, company or governmental entity is eligible to submit an awards nomination.

The awards banquet will be held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center in the Heidelberg Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The banquet is open to the public and tickets may be purchased in advance for $50.