Neighborhood & Education Program
The Neighborhood Program was formed in 1993 through the partnership of Shreveport Green and the City of Shreveport to preserve and enhance the livability of inner city neighborhoods. We work with various entities to improve the cleanliness, beauty, and health of Shreveport communities. We work with caring citizens to improve the quality of life in their communities.
To improve and preserve the beauty, cleanliness, and health of urban neighborhoods by promoting interest and activism for a suitable living environment.
- Public Speaking - speak/meet with neighborhood, youth, faith based institutions, and schools
- Meeting/Training - meet with Shreveport neighborhood organizations to discuss solutions for neighborhood issues: litter, illegal signs, unkept residential properties, beautification (landscaping)
- Litter Control - conduct litter cleanup trainings; provide supplies to groups to assist with litter cleanups; conduct activities to raise awareness about litter and litter laws; conduct litter index survey to assess areas with highest litter levels; direct litter information and prevention strategies to areas with highest litter levels.
- Good Neighbor Recognition - during January citizens are asked to nominate Shreveport individuals ages 25 and up to be recognized for demonstrating care for their neighbors or neighborhood. Examples of a "Good Neighor" include voluntarily: picking of litter in their neighborhood; helping other neighbors with lawn care/landscaping; assisting elderly or sick neighbor with lawn care or cleanup needs; planting plants in their neighborhood park or other public spaces; making a positive contribution to one's neighborhood in other ways. In February, winners will be invited to a free lunch, receive a certificate, and be recognized in local media.
- Enviromental Education - provide information to the general public that encourages responsible actions that lead to cleaner air, water, and land
- School Outreach - make environmental presentations to Caddo Parish school classrooms/clubs; organize litter cleanups; hold events promoting a litter free city; and help students understand the connection between their actions and their environment.
- Volunteer Recruitment - recruit, train, and inform citizens of volunter opportunities. Keep volunteers informed of Shreveport Green activities. Volunteers are also informed of proper practices for protecting the environment.
- Beautiful Yard Contest - during March citizens are asked to submit nominations for Shreveport homeowners to win the BYC recognition. Individuals will be judged on the appearance of their lawns, landscaping, and maintenance of the house. And they must live in the home. Winners will be recognized in April and given an attractive BYC yard sign and a gift card from Lowe's.