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Keep Nicholls Beautiful has been selected as a recipient of the University Affiliate Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization. This year’s grant, in the amount of $4,505.05, will be used to purchase two outdoor recycling bins for campus use and instructional signage to prevent recyclable items, such as plastic bottles and aluminum cans, from entering landfills.
Nicholls Bridge to Independence students provide recycling pickup to the campus three times per week. With proper signage, recycling contamination can be prevented, and the Bridge students’ collection duties will be less troublesome. Not only will this grant improve the university, but it will help community members, as a new instructional sign will be purchased for the recycling dumpster, provided by Lafourche Parish, on campus and is available to the community. The proper signage will provide lasting information with detailed explanations of what can and cannot be placed in the bin.
More signs will also be purchased for Keep Nicholls Beautiful’s yearly cardboard recycling efforts on campus move-in days. At the start of each academic semester when students move into residence halls, KNB volunteers collect cardboard boxes from those moving in. These boxes are then donated to Lafourche Arc for their cardboard recycling program.
About Nicholls State University
Nicholls State University, located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, is a regional university with a diverse population of about 6,200 traditional and nontraditional students. Since first opening its doors in 1948, Nicholls has been the only university serving its coastal region. The family-oriented campus offers more than 60 degree programs, 85 student organizations and 17 Division I athletic teams.
Nicholls capitalizes on its prime location and rich culture by offering distinctive academic programs in culinary arts, geomatics, maritime management, marine and environmental science, petroleum services and safety technology. The university serves a large population of first-generation college students and has consistently been designated as a Military Friendly School. The 287-acre Thibodaux campus is located approximately 50 miles west of New Orleans and 60 miles southeast of Baton Rouge.
Keep Nicholls Beautiful is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and preserving the natural beauty of Nicholls State University and its surrounding community. Its mission is to engage students, faculty, staff and local residents in efforts to keep its campus and community clean, green and healthy. KNB hosts litter clean-up events, seeks to educate on sustainability issues and promotes green initiatives that benefit the environment and enhance the quality of life in the Nicholls community.
About Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate, and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. Through our programs and statewide network of affiliates and partners, we provide tools and resources to prevent litter, reduce waste, increase recycling, and beautify spaces. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener Louisiana through litter reduction and beautification initiatives. To get involved, please visit keeplouisianabeautiful.org.