Leaders Against Litter 2018
Leaders Against Litter 2018 was a huge success thanks to the tireless efforts of community leaders, elected officials, and public servants around the state who joined efforts for Louisiana’s biggest single-day cleanup event. This day kicked off the Great American Cleanup season, the annual Keep America Beautiful community improvement initiative, which runs from March through May.
On March 23, 2018 —
- 800 community leaders and elected officials signed the Leaders Against Litter pledge, promising to Speak Up, Pick Up, and Stand Up for a litter-free Louisiana
- 120 local elected officials, 10 state legislators, and 109 law enforcement officials joined in the effort
- 27 Keep America Beautiful affiliates and seven state agencies participated in the event
- 1,657 total volunteer hours spent picking up litter
Together, they collected —
- 267,765 lbs. of litter
- 8,449 cigarette butts
This year, the following Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliates participated in Leaders Against Litter.
Abbeville | Baton Rouge | Calcasieu | Covington | DeRidder | East Feliciana Parish | Eunice | Hammond | Jefferson | Lafayette | Lake Charles | Lincoln | Madisonville | Mandeville | Natchitoches | New Orleans | Ouachita | Shreveport | Slidell | St. James | St. John | St. Martin | St. Mary | Terrebonne | Union | West Baton Rouge | West Feliciana
Participating State Agencies
Louisiana Office of the Governor | Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards | Louisiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Louisiana Department of Safety and Corrections | Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality | Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development | Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry