Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Keep Louisiana Beautiful
7th Annual State Awards
2009 State Awards Deadline - Noon, June 30, 2009
Submit your nomination for a
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality KLB State Award.
Read on for more details!
LDEQ designed the LDEQ KLB Awards to recognize organizations that have developed outstanding litter prevention, beautification and community improvement, waste reduction, and law enforcement programs in their communities. These award applications should cover program activities for June 1, 2008 through May 31, 2009. The following groups are eligible to apply for DEQ Awards:
- Nonprofit, Civic, and Community Organizations Including litter prevention committees, garden clubs, women’s clubs, civic clubs or beautification groups.
- Youth Groups/Schools Includes any group of children such as Girl/Boy Scouts, 4-H, Girl’s/Boy’s Clubs, YW/YMCAs and students in a class, grade or school club.
- Government Agencies Includes city, parish, state, and federal government agencies or subdivisions within these agencies.
- Business/Professional Organizations Includes small and large businesses, corporations and professional organizations.
First, second, and third place recognition may be awarded for the following categories:
- Litter Prevention - recognized litter prevention activities to change attitudes and behaviors in your community. Activities can include, but are not limited to: Great American Cleanup™ activities, Waste in Place Teacher Trainings, Community Presentations, Litter-free Events, Adopt-A-Spot/Block/Street/etc., Clean Builder/Business/Campus, Receptacle Drives, Litter Report Cards or Litter Hotlines.
- Beautification and Community Improvement - recognizes efforts to improve, beautify and preserve the visual aspects of your community. Activities can include, but are not limited to: Graffiti Hurts Programming, Graffiti Abatement, Gateway Beautification, Flower and Tree Planting, Neighborhood Improvement, Community Garden, Weed Control, Illegal Sign Removal or Cleanups.
- Waste Reduction - recognizes efforts to minimize the impact of waste and promote responsible waste handling in your community. Activities can include, but are not limited to: Waste Exchanges, Municipal Composting, Municipal Recycling Center/Program, Recyclables Collection (e.g.: phone books/trees), Close the Loop/Buy Recycled Presentation or Implementation, Waste In the Workplace Workshop, Illegal Dump Hotline, Environmental Court, Ordinance Improvement or Enforcement Program.
- Law Enforcement - recognizes the law enforcement organization that has promoted a clean Louisiana, either through education or the issuance of litter citations.
Your organization may enter different programs under different categories, but your organization may not enter the same program under more than one category (i.e., a teacher training program could be entered under waste reduction or litter prevention–but not both categories).
Do you have someone in your community who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to improving the neighborhood? Is there someone who always goes the extra mile–stays longer, works harder, and provides outstanding leadership? Nominate them for the Dianne Chandler Award!
Dianne Chandler Award
This lifetime achievement award is given to an outstanding Louisiana citizen for exceptional leadership in raising public awareness about litter prevention, roadside and community beautification, solid waste issues, and the need for citizens to participate in activities that preserve and enhance natural resources and public lands.
1. Background: Provide a brief history of your nominee including how he or she first became involved in community or environmental projects. Include the nominee's background, qualifications, number of years involved, and other accomplishments.
2. Leadership: Describe your nominee's leadership qualities. Include how civic groups, the business community, individuals, or others were involved in his or her projects.
3. Community and Environmental Action: Describe the litter prevention activities, beautification and community improvement programs or minimization of waste initiatives the nominee has participated in and/or spearheaded?
Only those entries in compliance with these guidelines will be judged:
* These award applications must cover program activities for June 1, 2008 through May 31, 2009.
1. Complete the Award Information Sheet (attached), which will be the first page of your entry.
2. Type an Executive Summary, responding to the questions contained in the “Writing Your Executive Summary” section. Do not exceed two double-sided pages (four sides).
3. Add up to four double-sided pages of supplemental material numbered 1-8, not including the Award Information Sheet and Executive Summary. Supplemental material can include press clips, brochures, photographs, letters of endorsement, proclamation, etc. Please do not include bulky items such as t-shirts and posters.
6. One hard copy of the award application must be mailed to the
Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 4301, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4301 or
602 N Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(Attention: Karen Fisher-Brasher)
and one copy shall be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009State Awards Deadline - Noon, June 30, 2009
Writing Your Executive Summary
Type the name of your organization, city, and state in the top right-hand corner of the first page of your Executive Summary. Answer the questions below. This is the most important part of your entry, and is read carefully by the judges. Summaries must be typed and answers must be numbered to match the questions. Please do not use clip art or colored ink in this portion of your entry. Use no less than one-inch top, bottom, and side margins on standard 8 1/2” x 11” paper, with a type size no smaller than 11 points. You may single space or double space your summary.
1. Background and Statement of Need–What was the motivation for your project/program?
2. Execution of Program–Describe your project/program. What activities were involved?
3. Budget, Impact, and Community Involvement–What was your budget? Describe the volunteers, in-kind donations, number of volunteer hours or other goods and services you received from the community, businesses, schools, government resources, individuals, etc.
4. Results and Sustainability–What are the results, community benefits, etc., that your program achieved? Is this a continuing effort? Does it dramatize the need for ongoing action?
Judging, Notification and Presentation
First Place, Second Place, and Third Place recognition may be awarded for the following award categories: (1) Litter Prevention, (2) Beautification and Community Improvement, (3) Waste
Reduction, and (4) Law Enforcement.
An individual winner may be selected for the Diane Chandler Award.
Nominations will be judged by an independent panel of judges.
Winners will be announced at the:
2009 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Litter Conference
August 19-21, 2009, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
For conference information:
Leigh Harris, Executive Director
Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc.
17170 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810,
Telephone: (225) 752-7446
2009 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards Information Sheet
Organization Name: E-mail address:
Street Address (No P.O. Boxes):
City, State, Zip Code:
(All correspondence will be conducted via email unless no email address is provided)
Eligible Group: (select only one) Category: (select only one)
Nonprofit/Civic/Community Organization Litter Prevention
Youth Group/School Beautification and Community Improvement
Dianne Chandler Award
Name as it should appear on the award:
Type the name exactly as it should appear on the award (limit 50 characters).
2009 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards Information Sheet
Executive Summary, two (2) double-sided pages
Supplemental Material, four (4) double-sided pages
One hard copy of the award application mailed & one copy emailed to email@example.com.
Karen Fisher-Brasher, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Telephone: (225) 219-3265
Organizing Your Entry
Your award entry will be examined by several individuals, so be sure all materials can withstand frequent handling.