Keeping New Orleans Beautiful

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February Updates from Keep New Orleans Beautiful

Keep Louisiana Beautiful “Healthy Communities” Grants now open
Orleans Sierra Club presents: “Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level”
YLC Recycles seeks Volunteers for Rock n’ Roll Marathon Feb 27 & 28
Lots of Spring Litter Clean-ups!

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1. Keep Louisiana Beautiful “Healthy Communities” Grants now open

The Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Communities Grant Program is designed to encourage community action in the specific areas of litter abatement, waste reduction, environmental education and stewardship, training, litter enforcement, and recycling. KLB will support strong, sustainable, action-oriented programs dedicated to our mission, and which demonstrate a clear commitment to community education, volunteer engagement and behavioral change.

Applications are available to 501c3s, governmental entities, schools, universities and other civic organizations. Awards vary from $1,000 to $10,000 and are offered on a reimbursement basis. These are great grants for purchasing recycling bins. Applications for this grant must be submitted by April 7th, 2016. http://keeplouisianabeautiful.org/grants/

2. Orleans Sierra Club presents:
“Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level”.
Max Ciolino, No Waste NOLA
Sunday, February 21
6:30 PM refreshments
7 PM to 8 PM program
Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium
Call 504-307-0187 for information.

3. YLC Recycles seeks Volunteers for Rock n’ Roll Marathon Feb 27 & 28
YLC Recycles needs your help for our kickoff event for 2016, which is also one of our largest – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on February 28th! We have 4 shifts available for our volunteers to help: (1) setup shift on Saturday, February 27th and (3) shifts between 7:15AM and 5PM on February 28th. Refreshments and other perks will be given to our wonderful volunteers to enjoy the race after party. Please bring your friends because this will be all hands on deck!

RSVP below for your spot today!

Setup Shift

Sunday 7:15-11am

Sunday 10:45am-2pm

Sunday 1:45-5pm

Lots of Spring Litter Pick-ups!
If your group is planning a spring clean-up or Great American Cleanup event, let us know so we can help publicize!

NOLA Trash Mob: Has a full schedule of Sunday morning clean-ups throughout the spring. To find out each week’s location, visit their Facebook page

Leaders against Litter: On Friday morning, March 18, local leaders working against litter will gather as part of a statewide awareness event. To participate, contact ccnola1@gmail.com

March 23: Cleanest City Contest Judging : The Garden Clubs of New Orleans have entered the statewide Cleanest City Contest again, and they are calling on New Orleanians everywhere to mow lots, maintain green space, involve community and YOUTH, form adopt-a-block groups, clean curbs and catch basins, paint over graffiti, and involve schools, churches, and organizations to make New Orleans more beautiful. Send pictures of your efforts to ccnola1@gmail.com. On March 23, judges will do a drive-through visit to the city.

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