Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference comes to Baton Rouge in September

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) will hold its annual state conference and Everyday Hero Awards Banquet on September 25-26 in Baton Rouge and encourages all those interested in working towards a greener, cleaner, more beautiful Louisiana to attend.

Individuals, municipalities, businesses and organizations may register to attend the two-day event online at for $135. Opportunities to exhibit are also available.

Industry experts, civic officials, and anti-litter advocates from across the state will gather to present and share best practices that encourage environmental stewardship in practical ways that attendees can bring back to their own communities. 

Topics include:

---Welcome by Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

---Keynote Address: How the State Handles Roadside and Interstate Litter by Secretary Shawn Wilson, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

---Food Matters: Empowering Communities to Tackle Food Waste by Jane Polson of Keep America Beautiful

---Improving City Appearance Through Green Policies and Programs by Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome of Baton Rouge

---Place Matters: Neighborhood Influences on Health and Violence by Katherine Theall, Professor and Director of the Tulane Mary Amelia Women’s Center

---Plogging Panel: A New Twist to Traditional Litter Cleanups

The first night of the conference concludes with the Everyday Hero Awards Banquet. This is a special time to honor outstanding affiliates, community organizations, corporate partners and individuals that go above and beyond in their daily work to keep their communities clean and beautiful.

To register, view conference details, or nominate an individual or group for an Everyday Hero Award, please visit  

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups. Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. For more information, visit Follow KLB on Facebook:

Contributed by the Louisiana Press Association