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, safety, health and beauty 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 - In January citizens are asked to nominate Shreveport individuals, age 25 and up, who exhibit "Good Neighbor" attributes by voluntarily: picking up street litter, assist neighbor with lawn care or gardening needs, pulling trash can in and out for disabled or sick neighbor, planting trees or plants in neighborhood park, school or other public spaces, educating neighbors about neighborhood or environmental issues.
- Environmental Education - provide information to the general public that encourages responsible actions that lead to cleaner air, water, and land. Observe Earth Day, a national environmental day celebrated each year on April 22, to raise awareness of local issues and to promote responsible behaviors that lead to a clean and healthy environment.
- 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 nominate Shreveport homeowners who maintain exceptional properties. Homes are judged on the appearance of their lawns, landscaping, and maintenance of the house. Winners will be recognized in April in local and social media and presented with a certificate and a flower hanging basket.