11/21/2014 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE – Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, Inc. partnering with LSU Campus Sustainability, announced today that it has received a grant from Dow through Keep America Beautiful to implement College Volunteer Days.
Dow is donating the funds that will be used by Keep America Beautiful affiliates to work with student organizations to implement beautification projects on university campuses. Student volunteers will be on the LSU campus on Saturday, Nov. 22 to complete a campus beautification project.
Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, working with LSU Campus Sustainability and Facility Services, identified several classrooms in the A.P. Tureaud Hall Building that badly needed repainting. LSU reached out to all student organizations on campus to recruit volunteers for the project, and the Muslim Student Association and the LSU Pre-Dental Society answered the call. They will be working with KBRB and Facility Services painters to paint classrooms.
“This project is important to our sustainability program, because a renovated building will always be more sustainable than building a new building,” said Sarah Temple, manager of campus sustainability initiatives at LSU.
Painting will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day, resulting in four classrooms in the Tureaud Hall Building receiving a much needed repainting. The paint being used is made by Dow and is being donated for this project through Sherwin Williams.
“We are so excited to work with Dow, Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and our student volunteers to paint these classrooms for our students and faculty,” said Tammy Millican, assistant director of LSU Facility Services. “We have a long list of classrooms on campus that need to be painted and we are so appreciative of this grant that allows us to cross four classrooms off of the list,” she said.
Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful is Baton Rouge’s certified Keep America Beautiful organization and has been working within the city of Baton Rouge to help educate citizens about their role in keeping the city clean. The group’s mission is “to Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful through education and community involvement.”
“I am extremely excited to be partnering with LSU Facility Services, Dow and Keep America Beautiful to bring this project to Baton Rouge,” said Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful Executive Director Gwen Emick. “We are honored to have been selected to receive this grant to help make our beloved university a better place for our students.”
Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014