Parish Proud invites Lafayette Parish citizens to pick up litter where they see it through a new initiative entitled #PickUpLFT.
The initiative, which launches today, aims to equip citizens with the tools they need to safely pick up litter when and where they want to. These toolkits, purchased and distributed by Parish Proud, provide citizens who want to help, but perhaps are apprehensive about trash, a safe and free way to do so.
While the primary goal of #PickUpLFT is to encourage individuals to pick up litter when and where they can, it also inspires others to take action through leveraging social media. Toolkit participants who post pictures of their efforts to social media, use the appropriate hashtag and highlight their litter toolkits will be entered to win gift cards from locally owned and operated businesses as prizes.
According to a survey conducted by Keep America Beautiful, their findings conclude that the mere presence of litter within a broader community could decrease property values by 7%.
For more information on how Lafayette Parish citizens can get a toolkit, visit Parish Proud’s Facebook page and fill out the toolkit request form which is pinned to the top of the page and also located in the “about us” section. Those that already have toolkits should check their email for our most recent communication regarding this initiative.