State Conference

September 20-21st, 2017 | Baton Rouge

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2017 State Conference to make it such an inspirational two days of learning, networking, and honoring exceptional work being done around the state. Below you will find information on our conference presentations, donors and sponsors, and exhibitors. We look forward to seeing you next year!


Reversing “Nature Deficit Disorder”
Jon Soul, Outdoor Education Coordinator, The Montessori School for Shreveport
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Keep Louisiana Beautiful: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Susan Russell, Executive Director, Keep Louisiana Beautiful
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Reforesting New Orleans, Ya Dig?
Susannah Burley, SOUL (Sustaining Our Urban Landscape)
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Increasing Litter Law Enforcement in Your Community
Cecile Carson, Vice President of Affiliate Relations, Keep America Beautiful
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The Beauty of a Private-Public Partnership
Stuart Hodnett, Ouachita Beautification Project
David Sorrell, Holyfield Construction
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Appealing to Millennials in Our Work
Emily Arbour, Community Coffee
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The Wildflower Trails of Mississippi 
Sarah Kountouris, Executive Director, Keep Mississippi Beautiful
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Engaging Volunteers in Environmental Initiatives 
Llewellyn Everage, Director of Volunteer and Intern Resources, Audubon Nature Institute
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Operating a Zero-Waste Business
Emily K. Gaddis, Spirit Wine
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Influencing Public Policy and Securing Municipal Support
John Gallagher, Executive Director of the Louisiana Municipal Association with staff panel
Zero Waste Family, Day-to-Day
Amanda Waddle, No Waste Louisiana and 5-Gyres Ambassador
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Environmental Education
Alma Robichaux, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
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Recycling in Lafayette Schools: One Year Later
Catherine Schoeffler Comeaux
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Introducing the Louisiana Recycling Coalition
Sarah LaRock, Jefferson Parish Environmental Affairs
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Donors and Sponsors

Special thanks to our conference donors and sponsors who have invested in our work and who stand beside us in our commitment to a litter-free Louisiana.

Title Sponsor

Platinum Level Sponsor

Louisiana River Pilots Association
Silver Level Sponsors

Andrew R. Johnson, IV
Hawthorn, Waymouth & Carroll, LLP
Jackie Maginnis
Olinde’s Hardware and Supply Company
Bronze Level Sponsors

The Alta and John Franks Foundation
Carla Buchholz
Commissioner and Mrs. Mike Strain
Kean Miller, LLP
Louisiana Oil Marketers Convenience Store Association
Plauche, Smith & Nieset, LLC
Friends of KLB

Ashley Mullens
Backyard Printing
Champion Wealth Strategies
Clay Schexnayder, Louisiana State Representative
Courtney Hornsby
Dale Erdey, Louisiana State Senator
Deborah Juneau
Eligha Guillory
Everett Bonner Advertising
Gene Reynolds, Louisiana State Representative
Jean Kelly
Jennifer Jones, District Attorney
Jessica DeVille
John A. Berthelot, Louisiana State Representative
Jon Gegenheimer
The Law Office of Randy Russell
LCTA Workers’ Comp
Patsy Hebert
Samantha Bonnette
Sharon Hewitt, Louisiana State Senator
Speedway Printing, Inc.
In-Kind Gifts Courtesy Of:

Aquiana Springs
Capitol City Produce
Community Coffee
Kentwood Springs
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Department of Safety and Corrections
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
New Orleans Original Daquiris
Waste Management