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KLB to conduct Monroe workshop on environmental responsibility for business

BATON ROUGE, La. – Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) has partnered with New Orleans-based LifeCity to conduct three free workshops on May 8, June 6, and June 13, to help businesses and organizations take meaningful actions to be more environmentally responsible. Workshop attendees will learn how small changes in the way they do business can lessen their environmental impact and increase their sustainability efforts.

“Litter hurts economic development in Louisiana, and it hurts our quality of life,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “We have made progress, but we still have a long journey ahead of us. It’s going to take all Louisianans, including our businesses, working together to solve this problem. We need to change the culture and habits in this state so we can let our light shine for all to see the beauty we have to offer. I challenge all Louisianans to make changes in their daily lives to stop litter. Only when we change our mindsets and behaviors will there be a cleaner Louisiana.”

The dates, times, and locations for each workshop are:

  • May 8, 20249 a.m. – 1 p.m.Baton Rouge Area Chamber
    564 Laurel St.
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • June 6, 20249 a.m. – 1 p.m.Tower Plaza
    1500 North 19th St.
    Monroe, LA
  • June 13, 20249 a.m. – 1 p.m.SWLA Economic Development Alliance
    SEED Center on McNeese Campus
    4310 Ryan St.
    Lake Charles, LA 

Liz Shephard, CEO and Founder of LifeCity, will lead each of the workshops. She is a trained facilitator and LEED Green associate.
“Whether you are a company just starting its green journey and wanting to learn how to shift to become more environmentally responsible, or you are a seasoned sustainability leader who is interested in taking your company's impact to the next level, this workshop is for you,” said Liz Shephard.

Each workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How to Save Money and Go Green – Learn how operating a more sustainable company can help you grow your business and reduce costs through best practices and tax incentives.
  • Best Practices for Recycling, Litter Abatement, and Energy Reduction – Learn the principles and best practices to take action today to reduce energy, waste, and litter at your workplace.
  • Assess Your Business for Opportunity – Identify opportunities to apply the discussed sustainability practices at your business.
  • Tell Your Story: How to engage your team and community – Create a culture of cleanliness and share your efforts through communications.
  • Create Your Sustainability Roadmap – Develop the top three opportunities for your business into an actionable sustainability and resilience plan. 

“We all know that litter is bad for business,” said KLB Executive Director Susan Russell. “KLB wants to empower Louisiana businesses to adopt best practices for litter prevention and waste reduction. If we all commit to going green and being more sustainable, we will see a cleaner, greener Louisiana.”
Seating is limited and online registration is required. Lunch will be provided.