Welcome to Keep Nicholls Beautiful!


Keep Nicholls Beautiful, a Keep Louisiana Beautiful University Affiliate, seeks to educate, influence, engage, and inspire the next generation of community leaders to become change agents for environmental issues such as waste reduction, improved recycling, and litter and marine debris prevention.


To collaborate with students, faculty, staff, community partners, other University Affiliates, and Keep Louisiana Beautiful to raise awareness and action on environmental and sustainability issues on our campus and in our community.

To learn more about Keep Nicholls State Beautiful, please follow us on social media. We look forward to working with you to protect our environment and preserve the beauty of Nicholls State University and the surrounding community.



10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Love the Boot Expo
Come visit with area environmental & sustainability organizations to learn more about their efforts to protect and preserve south Louisiana & beyond

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Delta Zeta & Bridge to Independence Bird Feeder Building
Join DZ and Bridge to build bird feeders out of repurposed materials

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Outdoor HIIT
Campus Recreation will host a High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class at the Rec Center field

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Colonel Cleanup and Beautification
Join KNB to help clean our campus and install native plants grown at the Nicholls Farm (Sign up form above)

  • The first 70 participants to show up will receive a FREE Love the Boot t-shirt
  • Sodexo will provide refreshments after the cleanup


Keep Nicholls Beautiful manages recycle bin and water bottle refill stations across campus for everyone to use.

Outdoor Recycling Bins Locations 

– 2 Galliano entrance
– 1 Ellender Library sidewalk
– 1 back entrance to union
– 1 Chick-fil-a
– 2 at Union Entrance
– 1 at sidewalk at Hill Hall (Peltier side)
– Recycling Dumpster 
– On Afton Dr. near Babbington Hal

Refillable Water Stations Locations

– Callais Rec Center first floor
– Callais Rec Center second floor
– Union main entrance
– Scholars Hall
– Millet Hall
– Zeringue Hall
– Ellender Hall
– Powell Hall (at Gros Auditorium)
– Peltier Hall (at hall near courtyard between Peltier and Kilgen)


Benefits of Recycling

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

What You Can Do To Reduce Waste

Find out what you can do to help make a difference in our environment every day. Whether you’re at home, on the go, in the office or at school, there are many opportunities to go green by reducing, reusing and recycling. Visit the links below to see how, and check out our Think Green Before You Shop poster for questions you can ask yourself before shopping to reduce, reuse and recycle more. 

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