Keep Louisiana Beautiful to Host Annual Conference in Baton Rouge

KeepLABeautifulBATON ROUGE, La. — Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), the state’s non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, invites the public to attend its Annual Conference, which will be held in downtown Baton Rouge at the Kean Miller Law Firm Conference Center on Thursday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept 20, 2013. The theme for KLB’s 2013 conference is “Driving Sustainability … for the Next Ten Years, “and will highlight KLB’s success over the past 10 years and create vision for the next 10 years.

“We are excited to be hosting the KLB Annual Conference in our state’s capital this year,” Leigh Harris, KLB Director, said. “We hope this will allow many to come learn how they can get involved, see and hear about the environmental efforts of others and celebrate 10 years of KLB funding grants and awareness programs.”

Lt. Gov Jay Dardenne, a long-time supporter of KLB, will be the conference’s keynote speaker on Thursday, Sept. 19. The conference will feature discussions on engaging “millenials,” its environmental sustainability programs, successful volunteer projects from across the state, outstanding freshwater and marine initiatives, and various other innovative projects by KLB affiliate communities.

The conference will close with KLB’s Annual Awards Luncheon Friday, Sept. 20, at the Old Governor’s Mansion. At the Luncheon, KLB and its sponsor, Cox Communications, will delegate awards for outstanding work by individuals and groups whose exemplary efforts are helping to keep Louisiana clean and beautiful.

Those interested in attending the 2013 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Annual Conference can find more information and the registration form at Early registration is available through August 30, and is to attend both days of the conference and the Annual Awards Luncheon. The registration fee increases to after August 30, and is 0 at the door. Hotel Indigo is this year’s host hotel and KLB special room rates are available for conference attendees.

About Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) is a volunteer-based service organization dedicated to a healthy and litter-free Louisiana. Through a network of 45 affiliate communities statewide, KLB promotes its mission to educate Louisianans on the ecological and economic effects of littering. For more information, visit Find us on Facebook by searching “Keep Louisiana Beautiful” and follow us on Twitter @keeplabeautiful.

About the KLB Conference

Celebrating 10 years of grants, projects and programs dedicated to keeping Louisiana communities healthy, clean and beautiful, KLB will hold its annual conference on September 19 and 20 in Baton Rouge, La. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne will serve as the keynote speaker at the two day conference, which will be held at the Kean Miller law firm, located in downtown Baton Rouge. To register for the conference or for more information, visit