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Benjamin Franklin High School Receives $7,200 Grant from the Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) Healthy Communities Grant
Grant to support cleanup and recycle programs
New Orleans, LA-- October 28, 2013 – Benjamin Franklin High School (BFHS) recently received a $7,200 grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) to support its healthy communities program. Specifically, the grant will support cleanup and recycle programs on campus and in the community. With the funds, we have purchased trash cans, recycle bins, and clean-up grabbers for the student body to use when they participate in school and community-wide cleanup events.
“Civility and caring for the environment starts at home and is reinforced at Ben Franklin,” says Timothy Rusnak, Franklin’s Principal/CEO. “That’s why Franklin students believe in doing the right thing to promote a litter-free school and community.” These activities involve the Student Council, Key Club and Green Society who will participate in an America Recycles Day or Great American Cleanup.
In addition to recycling efforts and to support conservation efforts, the KLB grant will be used to purchase a compost organic bin and a barrel for rain collection for our soon to be dedicated “Diversity Garden.” Together with the help of partners such as Keep Louisiana Beautiful, BFHS can achieve the goal of fostering a generation of people mindful of their environment.
Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a volunteer-based service organization dedicated to a healthy and litter free Louisiana. Through a network of 40 statewide affiliates, KLB promotes its mission to educate Louisianans on the ecological and economic effects of littering. For more information, visit www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org;
www.facebook.com/KeepLouisianaBeautiful; or follow us on Twitter @KeepLABeautiful.
Benjamin Franklin High School, located on the University of New Orleans campus, was founded in 1957, its stated mission, to prepare students of high academic achievement to be successful in life. Franklin has been consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week magazines and has received the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 public school in the state again this year. Franklin is a National Blue Ribbon School.