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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

LCG Receives $8,000 Grant

LAFAYETTE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT RECEIVES $8,000 GRANT FROM KEEP LOUISIANA BEAUTIFUL TO ADDRESS MARDI GRAS LITTER AND WASTE

LAFAYETTE, LA – Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Keep Lafayette Beautiful (KLB), a Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliate, are pleased to announce that it has been awarded an $8,000 grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful to tackle the issue of Mardi Gras litter and waste. This grant will enable LCG’s Environmental Quality Division and KLB to launch Clean Up Krewe, a comprehensive Mardi Gras Recycling Campaign to minimize the environmental impact of Lafayette’s week-long Mardi Gras celebrations.

Through Clean Up Krewe, LCG and KLB will implement various strategies to address the issue of litter and waste generated during parades. Plastic bags will be provided to krewes to dispose of discarded beads responsibly and throw packaging and trash. During and after Mardi Gras, recycling containers will be strategically placed along parade routes and other easily accessible locations, such as libraries and grocery stores, to encourage the general public to recycle discarded beads. Those beads will go to the LARC Beads-N-More program, where individuals with developmental disabilities are employed to sort and bag them. LARC then sells them to benefit its Vocational Services Department

A Mardi Gras educational video highlighting the importance of responsible litter and waste collection during parades and other events will also be produced. This video aims to raise awareness among revelers and encourage them to actively participate in minimizing the environmental impact of Mardi Gras festivities.

The Mardi Gras Recycling Campaign, made possible by the generous grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful, showcases LCG’s commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement.

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