Everyday Heroes Awards

Be an Everyday Hero for Louisiana

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

Everyday Heroes Awards

Each year, Keep Louisiana Beautiful recognizes those individuals that go the extra mile to keep our communities clean, beautiful, and litter-free. An Everyday Hero might be the young person that introduced recycling to your local festival, the law enforcement officer that tracks down illegal dumping in your community, or a group of students that has taken it upon themselves to reduce waste in their school cafeteria. These are the people that one by one, work to change the landscape of Louisiana with just a little extra effort and a tremendous level of commitment. Who do you know that deserves recognition for all they do to keep Louisiana beautiful? Submit a nomination below.

The 2017 Everyday Heroes Awards banquet will be held on September 20th, from 6-9pm, at the Heidelberg Ballroom in the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. We hope that you will join us there in honoring these Everyday Heroes.

Nominate an Everyday Hero

Nominations are available for eight award categories listed below. Anyone can nominate someone for an award, and multiple nominations may be submitted.

Nominations are due on August 25, 2017.

Alice Foster Award: Louisiana’s former First Lady, Alice Foster played a crucial role in beautification and preservation efforts across the state, in helping to launch Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The Alice Foster Award recognizes an individual volunteer for their exceptional legacy and leadership in litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification.

Golden Can Award: This award recognizes a public servant, government agency or department that displays a deep commitment to KLB’s mission to “promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana” in their daily work by going above and beyond the call of duty. Eligible parties include state and municipal employees, educators,  and elected officials.

Most Innovative Program: This award recognizes a successful beautification, litter prevention or waste reduction program led by a school, civic group, non-profit or KLB affiliate.

Youth Award: This award recognizes a student or youth-led group (kindergarten through college) that displays creative thinking, and effective leadership to engaged their peers and makes a significant impact in their community.

Outstanding Affiliate: This award recognizes a KAB affiliate that shows fortitude, leadership, creative and diverse programming, as well as community engagement.

Outstanding Affiliate Director: This award recognizes a KAB affiliate director who demonstrates exceptional dedication to KLB’s mission. This individual displays leadership in building a strong and sustainable organization.

Corporate Leadership Award: This award recognizes a business that demonstrates a consistent dedication to KLB’s mission, environmental stewardship and community enrichment.

Law Enforcement Recognition Award: This award recognizes law enforcement personnel including Justices of the Peace, Constables, judges, and code enforcement officers who are successfully enforcing state, parish or city litter and illegal dumping laws.


Purchase Tickets

We invite you to join us as we honor our 2017 Everyday Heroes, who have done exemplary work across the state to keep it clean, beautiful, and litter-free. Award recipients will be recognized at our Everyday Heroes Awards banquet at the Heidelberg Ballroom in the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on September 20th, 6-9 pm, so that we can share their achievements with colleagues and friends and thank them for their tremendous contributions.

Please note that if you register to attend the 2017 state conference, a two-day registration ticket ($125) includes one ticket to the Everyday Heroes Awards Banquet and that guest tickets of conference attendees are available at conference registration for an additional $50 each. Everyday Heroes Awards Banquet tickets for those not attending the conference are available below for $50 apiece, and up to five tickets may be purchased.