The Litter Letters made last year by Pigeon Forge High School students and Keep Sevier Beautiful have moved to their new location. The 6ft tall WHY letters are on display now at Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg and will stay there through Earth Day.
Project Frontyard partnered again with ULL student and blacksmith Sam Riehl to create a letter Y to sit in between the new concrete letters on display at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette. The Litter Letter 'Y' was used as a container to collect unwanted Mardi Gras beads during the recent carnival season. 2,940 lbs of beads were then collected, donated and recycled through LARC.
I initially created the Litter Letter Project in 2012 for my MFA thesis at Vermont College of Fine Arts with my main focus and research centered around using graphic design as a tool for behavioral change. What began as a local collaboration with a small group of people developed into reality thanks to the funding and support from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. This website serves to document the project and its growth as it developed across multiple states in the USA and now all over the world. It has been a wonderful journey so far working with many great people as they create their own versions of this idea to address the issue in their communities.