Keep Louisiana Beautiful presents Love the Boot Week April 18-24, 2022 — the largest litter removal effort in Louisiana, held in conjunction with Earth Day and supported by Governor John Bel Edwards and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. Businesses, government agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, and individual citizens throughout the state are encouraged to plan or participate in community cleanups and beautification events to work collectively toward a cleaner Louisiana.
“Failure is not an option. We need to clean up Louisiana. The Statewide Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force is looking at this from every angle. We are going to get this done,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “We are going to have to do a little bit at a time and there is no better time to start than right now with Love the Boot Week. I think when we get the state cleaned up, people will be less likely to litter. It affects not only tourism, but also our own quality of life and businesses.”
“Sportsman’s Paradise won’t be litter-free overnight, but by coming together during Love the Boot Week, we can begin to tackle the issue and take steps toward achieving a more beautiful Louisiana,” says Susan Russell, Executive Director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. “I challenge us to reach 100% parish participation. Show how you love the boot and sign up to clean up today.”
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:
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.