KLB accepting award apps

Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s non-profit organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, is calling on Louisiana residents to help nominate exemplary groups and individuals whose efforts help keep Louisiana beautiful.

The annual awards program presents seven awards, including the Alice Foster Award recognizing exceptional volunteers in honor of the former first lady.

Deadline for entries is Aug. 15. Entries should be sent to info@keeplouisianabeautiful.org.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful seeks nominations and entries for the following categories:

Most Innovative Program — a Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliate, nonprofit organization, civic group or governmental entity that has introduced a successful environmental initiative that is particularly creative or innovative.

Youth Leadership Award — a school, school district, educator or student (elementary through college) that has displayed creativity and effective leadership, engaged peers and community and has made a significant impact.

Outstanding Keep Louisiana Beautiful Affiliate (population over 10,000) — an affiliate that has shown exceptional creativity and diversity of programming as well as community engagement and leadership qualities.

Outstanding Keep Louisiana Beautiful Affiliate (population under 10,000) — an affiliate that has shown exceptional creativity and diversity of programming as well as community engagement and leadership qualities.

Outstanding Keep Louisiana Beautiful Affiliate Director — a director/executive director of a KLB affiliate who has demonstrated innovative and exceptional leadership in building a strong, sustainable and diverse program in his/her community.

Corporate Leadership Award— a business that has demonstrated innovative and consistent dedication to environmental stewardship and community enrichment.

Alice Foster Award — recognizes volunteers for exceptional leadership in litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification.

“We are honored to present our annual awards program that recognizes groups and individuals who are going above and beyond to help keep our state beautiful,” said KLB Executive Director Leigh Harris. “If you know of an individual, group or a company that has done an outstanding job with litter awareness or cleanup, please help us recognize them by submitting an entry today.”

A complete list of awards and entry submission guidelines are provided at www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org.

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Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a volunteer-based service organization dedicated to a healthy and litter-free Louisiana. Through a network of affiliate communities statewide, KLB promotes its mission to educate Louisianans on the ecological and economic effects of littering. For more information, visit www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org. Find it on Facebook by searching “Keep Louisiana Beautiful” and follow it on Twitter @keeplabeautiful.

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