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.
Sam Riehl, Ben Magellon and Nick Arcuri who are all students at University of Louisiana, Lafayette created this 8 foot tall Litter Letter hashtag for Project Frontyard's Big Event yesterday. New Lafayette web page with more details coming soon...
The project is now on Instagram. Please follow and use the hashtag #thelitterletterproject when sharing any images of the project. Thanks and see you online ;)
Thank you to the Cultural Alliance of York County for inviting me to speak at the first Impact Arts and Cultural Conference at York College. I was so honored to visit your city, meet you all and to see the brilliant CHANGE litter letters up close.
I initially created the Litter Letter Project for my MFA thesis at Vermont College of Fine Arts as 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.