FOR LOVE THE BOOT WEEK
Love the Boot Week, April 17-23, 2023, is Louisiana’s Largest Litter Cleanup
Organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful
On Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m., Town of Ringgold will host Litter pick- up/Beautification as part of Love the Boot Week, Louisiana’s largest litter cleanup effort held in conjunction with Earth Week, April 17-23, 2023. Love the Boot Week is organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful and supported by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
They will meet up at the town hall to go out into the community to pick-up litter and complete a beautification project.
Litter is not a new problem for Louisiana’s 64 parishes. For decades, litter has become increasingly detrimental to our communities, leading to a multitude of repercussions such as:
- Blight on natural areas, cities, towns, roadways, and waterways
- Death of wildlife due to polluted habitats
- Decline in quality of life in neighborhoods
- A negative impact on economic development, infrastructure, and tourism
- Flooding caused by storm drains clogged with litter and debris
Despite spending over $40 million in litter abatement each year, Louisiana is still experiencing shocking levels of litter statewide.
“Sportsman’s Paradise won’t be litter-free overnight, but by coming together during Love the Boot Week, we can bring awareness to the issue and take steps toward achieving a more beautiful Louisiana,” says Susan Russell, Executive Director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
Following the conclusion of Love the Boot Week, Keep Louisiana Beautiful will release an outcomes report summarizing the collective impact of the registered cleanup and beautification events. This report will include the total number of events, volunteers, bags of trash collected, pounds of trash collected, and other relevant statistics.
Volunteers can register for the Town of Ringgold cleanup event at http://www.lovetheboot.org.
Love the Boot Week is made possible by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Coca-Cola, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
About Town of Ringgold
The town of Ringgold is located in the state of Louisiana, in Bienville Parish. Ringgold is a town in Louisiana with a population of about 1,345.
About Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an anti‐litter and community improvement non-profit organization focused on achieving a clean and beautiful Louisiana through education, enforcement, public awareness, and community engagement. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and comprised of a statewide network of 40 Community Affiliates and seven University Affiliates. Learn more at http://www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org
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