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Keep Louisiana Beautiful asks, “Do You Know an Everyday Hero?”

Anti-Litter Organization Opens Nominations for Awards Honoring Exceptional Community Leaders

Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) invites each Louisiana resident to “Be an Everyday Hero” by presenting seven awards honoring groups and individuals whose exemplary efforts, large and small, help to keep our state beautiful. The organization will honor the winners with the distinction of “Everyday Hero” at KLB’s state conference awards banquet in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Oct. 1, 2015.

Nonprofits, KLB affiliates, businesses, professional groups, governmental agencies, civic and community organizations, schools, churches and individuals are eligible to be nominated, and nominations are open to the public. To nominate a deserving Everyday Hero, visit: keeplouisianabeautiful.org for the application and instructions.

Everyday Hero Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Alice Foster Award – An individual volunteer with exceptional leadership in litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification.
  • Golden Can Award – A public servant who displays a deep commitment to KLB’s mission in their daily work by going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Most Innovative Program – A successful beautification, litter prevention or waste reduction program led by a school,
  • civic group, nonprofit or KLB affiliate.
  • Youth Award – A student or youth-led group that displays creative thinking, demonstrates effective leadership, engages peer participation and makes a significant impact on their community.
  • Outstanding Affiliate – A KLB affiliate that shows fortitude, leadership, creative, diverse programming and community engagement.
  • Outstanding Affiliate Director – A KLB affiliate director who demonstrates exceptional dedication to KLB’s mission and leadership in building a strong and sustainable organization.
  • Corporate Leadership Award – A business that exhibits a consistent dedication to KLB’s mission, environmental stewardship and community enrichment.

KLB’ s 12th annual state conference will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Lafayette Science Museum and marks the yearly culmination of the most up-to-date information on the impact of litter and expert resources for state beautification. The first night of the conference will feature the awards dinner, with special guest speaker Marcus Eriksen, co-founder of 5Gyres. KLB encourages affiliates, teachers, partners, volunteers, community leaders, state agency representatives, and parish and city officials to register now to secure their spot at the 2015 annual conference. To register or learn more, visit www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org .

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