WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ 2une In 2une In en-us Copyright 2015, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:10:49 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 CAUW hosting Jambalaya Jam on Thursday http://www.wbrz.com/news/cauw-hosting-jambalaya-jam-on-thursday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cauw-hosting-jambalaya-jam-on-thursday/ 2une In Thu, 8 Oct 2015 9:37:00 AM Joe Hagan, Josh Eachus CAUW hosting Jambalaya Jam on Thursday

BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge residents are invited to come out and eat delicious jambalaya for for a great cause. The Capital Area United Way is hosting its 28th Annual Jambalaya Jam on Thursday.

Guests are invited to North Boulevard Town Square in dowtown Baton Rouge to try some of the best jambalaya the state has to offer from 48 competing teams. The jam-packed night will also feature live performances, including one from up-and-coming country music star, Craig Campbell. Local chef and Food Network star, Jay Ducote, will serve as this year's honorary "Jam King."  

All proceeds from the event go toward bettering the education, income stability and health living of the 10-parish area covered by the Capital Area United Way.

The Jambalaya Jam is happening Thursday, October 8th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A plate to go will cost $7 or you can enjoy all of the jambalaya you can eat for $10.

You can find more about the event and ticket options at the Capital Area's website.

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Chef of the Month: Newk's Eatery Tippah County Caviar http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-newk-s-eatery-tippah-county-caviar/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-newk-s-eatery-tippah-county-caviar/ 2une In Wed, 7 Oct 2015 8:22:14 AM Joe Hagan Chef of the Month: Newk's Eatery Tippah County Caviar

BATON ROUGE- A new month means a new chef of the month! Newk's Eatery was in the 2une In kitchen on Wednesday, starting October off with a bang by whipping up their delicious Tippah County Caviar. Check out the recipe below and be sure to 2une In next week to see what they're making.

Dry Mix:
- 4-5 cans of black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained, or 4-5 cups of black-eyed peas soaked overnight
- 1 cup pimentos
- 1 medium diced yellow bell pepper
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 4-5 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced with seeds removed

Wet Mix:
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Pinch of seasoning salt
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1 tbsp. of your favorite store-bought hot sauce

In a large bowl, combine the dry mix ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the wet mix ingredients for the dressing and whisk well. Once mixed, add the dressing to the dry mix and stir to blend the ingredients thoroughly. Serve chilled and enjoy!

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Cool Schools: Baton Rouge FLAIM Fitness Friendly http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-baton-rouge-flaim-fitness-friendly/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-baton-rouge-flaim-fitness-friendly/ 2une In Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:20:21 AM Joe Hagan Cool Schools: Baton Rouge FLAIM Fitness Friendly

BATON ROUGE- Getting the blood flowing is extremely important and one teacher at Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet thinks it's the best way to get the brain moving.

The students kick off their morning fitness program with a walking routine.

"It's to get our blood pumping," said 4th grader, Leah Lott. "and to get us active and ready for the day."

Next, the student line up and start dancing. The dance number gets the brain communicating with both sides of their bodies.

"they get to go to the classroom and they are very focused," said health teacher, Bonnie Richardson. "the wiggles are out of them and they are ready to focus, it seems to help."

We salute you, Baton Rouge FLAIM, for walking, dancing and making your school really cool.

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Junior League Baton Rouge: Autism Speaker Series http://www.wbrz.com/news/junior-league-baton-rouge-autism-speaker-series/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/junior-league-baton-rouge-autism-speaker-series/ 2une In Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:10:36 AM Joe Hagan Junior League Baton Rouge: Autism Speaker Series

BATON ROUGE- The Junior League of Baton Rouge is hosting a speaker series on autism to educate others on the safety procedures associated with the disease that affects on in every 68 children.

Dennis Debbaudt will be speaking at the event, he's the leading global voice on autism training for law enforcement and emergency responders. Local law enforcement agencies and other emergency responders will also be in attendance.  

The series will cover address autism safety relating to emergency service providers. The lecture will cover:

- Identifying issues of autism-related risk
- Precautions to manage autism risks at home and school
- Disclosure options (ID cards, 911 registries, etc.)
- Prevention/response plans for wandering
- Minimizing victimization of people with autism
- Identifying tools and options for parents, educators, first responders and others dealing with people with autism.

The event is free to attend but you must register here.

The speaker series will take place at EMS Headquarters, 3801 Harding Boulevard in Baton Rouge.

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Breakfast with 2une In: Boys Hope Girls Hope Bowl for Hope http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-boys-hope-girls-hope-bowl-for-hope/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-boys-hope-girls-hope-bowl-for-hope/ 2une In Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:21:48 AM Josh Eachus, Joe Hagan Breakfast with 2une In: Boys Hope Girls Hope Bowl for Hope

BATON ROUGE- Boys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit organization that helps academically motivated children-in-need reach their peak learning potential. The organization provides kids with options they may not otherwise have, like value-centered homes and great educational opportunities.

The Bowl for Hope event is the group's annual Fall fundraiser to raise money for program needs. The money raised from the event goes toward housing, food, clothing, activities and educational expenses for the children.

This year's BHGH-BFH is going to be held on October 10th and 11th at Circle Bowl, 8878 Florida Boulevard. Teams may be surprised to find that in addition to the fun atmosphere, teams may also find themselves building teamwork and employee engagement skills.

Groups have the option to choose from five different time slots.

You can find more about the event here or by watching any of the videos from Boys Hope Girls Hope's Breakfast with 2une In.

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Big Buddy holding 17th annual Day of the Mentor http://www.wbrz.com/news/big-buddy-holding-17th-annual-day-of-the-mentor/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/big-buddy-holding-17th-annual-day-of-the-mentor/ 2une In Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:35:33 AM Joe Hagan Big Buddy holding 17th annual Day of the Mentor

BATON ROUGE- The Big Buddy program is getting ready to celebrate their 17th Day of the Mentor. The annual event is meant to increase awareness for the program and tell people how they can get involved and make a difference in a child's life.

"It's our biggest recruitment event for mentors for young people," says Big Buddy's Gay Mack. "Mentors are so important in young people's lives, especially the young people we target which are under-served youths."

Mack says that mentoring a child is the single best way you can make a difference in a child's life. The Big Buddy program strives to find positive role models for young people to look up to, and the Day of the Mentor is one of their main ways of doing this.

Mentors offer are able to keep kids out of trouble while providing them with opportunities to develop their leadership and academic skills. It also serves as a financially responsible responsible method to curb crime in the area.

Big Buddy's Day of the Mentor will be on Friday, October 23rd from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cortana Mall.

You can find more information about the event at Big Buddy's website or by calling their office at 225-388-9737.

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Southern University Jaguar Jamboree http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-university-jaguar-jamboree/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-university-jaguar-jamboree/ 2une In Thu, 1 Oct 2015 9:01:30 AM Joe Hagan Southern University Jaguar Jamboree

BATON ROUGE- Southern University's alumni federation, "Home Chapter," is getting ready to hold their annual "Jaguar Jamboree" Scholarship and Alumni Recruitment Event.

This year's jamboree will feature an evening of live music, food, fun and prizes. The event raises scholarship funds for incoming students that need financial assistance. It also serves as a recruitment event for the Home Chapter.

The Home Chapter hopes year's jamboree will be the best one yet. The event will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at the Smith-Brown Memorial Union on Southern's campus.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. 

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Hollydays 2015: Shopping for a Cause http://www.wbrz.com/news/hollydays-2015-shopping-for-a-cause/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/hollydays-2015-shopping-for-a-cause/ 2une In Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:14:28 AM Natalia Verdina, Joe Hagan Hollydays 2015: Shopping for a Cause

BATON ROUGE- It may not even be October yet, but some people are already spreading the Christmas cheer. The Junior League of Baton Rouge is holding it's annual Hollydays event to raise money for the organization's mission-based initiatives.

Over the past several years Hollydays has become Louisiana's largest fundraiser, collecting more than $6 million dollars over the past 32 years. Last year's event raised more than $450,000 and impacted over 60,000 people in the Baton Rouge area.

The Junior League hopes this is their biggest Hollydays celebration yet. The four day event features unique holiday shopping, fashion, food and entertainment.

The festival will be going on from Wednesday, September 30th through Saturday, October 3rd. You can find a schedule of the events below and ticket prices at the Junior League website.

Wednesday, September 30th
Blitzen's Bash Preview Party
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 1st
Dashing Through the Aisles
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Girls' Night Out
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, October 2nd
Vixen and Vino Wine Tasting
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 3rd
Here Comes Santa Claus
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz Raffle Drawing
3:30 p.m.

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Treasurer Kennedy on the state budget deficit http://www.wbrz.com/news/treasurer-kennedy-on-the-state-budget-deficit/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/treasurer-kennedy-on-the-state-budget-deficit/ 2une In Wed, 30 Sep 2015 9:33:30 AM Joe Hagan Treasurer Kennedy on the state budget deficit

BATON ROUGE- The state budget deficit is looming over lawmakers' heads. A key economist with the state has already told residents to expect cuts before the end of the year. Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In Wednesday morning to explain the state's financial predicament.

"We're spending more money than we're taking in, that's the bottom line," Kennedy told News 2's Kylie Dixon.  

The state budget year begins and ends on July 1st. Lawmakers ended the last budget year $100 million dollars in debt. Due to the current price of oil, the state is on track to finish with another deficit this year.  

"We will never solve this problem on the revenue side," said Kennedy.

Kennedy believes the next governor needs to focus on lowering the state's costs, while still being able to deliver a decent product to the taxpayers.

While there are solutions to the state's financial problem, they aren't quick fixes. Kennedy says it will take at least a year for the state to recover.

Even though lawmakers haven't presented a formal plan to balance the budget, most experts believe it will involve cuts to healthcare and higher education.

You can find Treasurer Kennedy's contact information here.

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House, Senate to send Obama temporary spending bill http://www.wbrz.com/news/house-senate-to-send-obama-temporary-spending-bill/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/house-senate-to-send-obama-temporary-spending-bill/ 2une In Wed, 30 Sep 2015 9:30:01 AM Andrew Taylor House, Senate to send Obama temporary spending bill

WASHINGTON D.C.- A temporary government-wide funding measure that would keep the government open past a midnight deadline should make its way to President Barack Obama Wednesday with time to spare.
The measure has already helped topple the top House GOP leader and exacerbated painful divisions between more pragmatic Republicans and the tea party wing that is increasingly dominant, especially in the rough-and-tumble House.
Tea party forces are frustrated that the measure, which would prevent a repeat of the partial shutdown of the government two years ago, fails to take away federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood.
The Senate and then the House are scheduled to vote on the measure on Wednesday. It would provide 10 weeks of time to negotiate a budget deal for the rest of fiscal 2016.

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Cool Schools: Kenilworth Science and Technology's Que'asia Stafford http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-kenilworth-science-and-technology-s-que-asia-stafford/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-kenilworth-science-and-technology-s-que-asia-stafford/ 2une In Wed, 30 Sep 2015 8:55:50 AM Kylie Dixon, Joe Hagan Cool Schools: Kenilworth Science and Technology's Que'asia Stafford

BATON ROUGE- Que’asia Stafford was very young when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the gulf coast. Now, ten years later, she’s using the experience as motivation for the upcoming International Science Fair in Brazil.

“It’s kind of a project to help the coast because every day it’s wasting away and one day it may get to the point that it’s all gone,” Que’asia told News 2’s Kylie Dixon. “If a title wave comes in, it might be under water one day and we don’t want that happen, so we are trying to use waste material to make a structure that’s strong enough, that if put under water, it can help the wetlands from wasting away.”

Que’asia is a 7th grader at Kenilworth Science and Technology School. Her project, “Smart Coastal Protection,” earned her a spot at this year’s International Science Fair.

“I would say her strongest point would be perseverance,” says her teacher, Elkhan Akhundov. “She is very persistent and passionate about what she is doing.”

At the end of October, Que’asia will be competing against 376 other students for the science fair’s top prize.

We salute you Que’asia, for making your school really cool.  

If you have a cool school story, contact Kylie Dixon at kdixon@wbrz.com or (225)336-2392.

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Angola Prison Rodeo coming in October http://www.wbrz.com/news/angola-prison-rodeo-coming-in-october/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/angola-prison-rodeo-coming-in-october/ 2une In Wed, 30 Sep 2015 8:36:48 AM Joe Hagan Angola Prison Rodeo coming in October

ANGOLA- The Angola Prison Rodeo is coming back to town for the month of October. The rodeo has become a staple in Louisiana, where people from all over the state travel to the prison to watch the inmates participate in various events.

The nation’s longest-running prison rodeo features events like barrel racing, wild cow milking and of course, bull riding.

Prisoners that aren’t participating in the rodeo’s main events work at food stands and sell arts and crafts.

The rodeo has something for everyone to enjoy.  It will be open to the public every Sunday in October.  The gates open at 9 a.m. and the rodeo will begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 dollars and can be purchased here.

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Firefighters respond to overnight fire at Associated Grocers http://www.wbrz.com/news/firefighters-respond-to-overnight-fire-at-associated-grocers/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/firefighters-respond-to-overnight-fire-at-associated-grocers/ 2une In Mon, 28 Sep 2015 8:36:29 AM WBRZ Staff Firefighters respond to overnight fire at Associated Grocers

BATON ROUGE– Scary moments inside Associated Grocers overnight when a fire broke out at the business on Anselmo Lane in Baton Rouge.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 1:30 a.m Monday morning. When they arrived fire and heavy smoke was seen coming from a floor sweeper inside the building

Employees were able to get out building safely.

St. George firefighters were able to put out the flames within 20 minutes with the help of the sprinkler system that keep the fire from spreading.

Fire officials say the damage was limited.

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Breakfast with 2une In: Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-ascension-hot-air-balloon-festival/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/breakfast-with-2une-in-ascension-hot-air-balloon-festival/ 2une In Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:18:41 AM Natalia Verdina, Josh Eachus Breakfast with 2une In: Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

GONZALES- The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is finally here. The 5th annual festival starts Friday at 4 p.m. and lasts until Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday and the events will end at 10 p.m. both nights.

Nearly 50,000 people attended last year's festival and organizers are hoping to break that record this year.

The Lamar Dixon Expo Center can accommodate more than 4,000 cars and festival organizers hope they'll be using every one of the spaces. Organizers also recommend that drivers take a specific route, depending on where they're coming from. You can find the suggested routes here.

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Caldwell, Landry in close fundraising competition in AG race http://www.wbrz.com/news/caldwell-landry-in-close-fundraising-competition-in-ag-race/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/caldwell-landry-in-close-fundraising-competition-in-ag-race/ 2une In Fri, 25 Sep 2015 8:49:43 AM Associated Press Caldwell, Landry in close fundraising competition in AG race

BATON ROUGE- In Louisiana's attorney general's race, Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell is locked in a tight fundraising competition with one GOP opponent, former Congressman Jeff Landry.
Caldwell ended the latest two-month fundraising period ahead of the Oct. 24 election with nearly $1.2 million in the bank after raising $179,000.
Landry took in $277,000 in campaign contributions, loaned himself $370,000 and wrapped up with $1.4 million in his campaign account.
Also in that race, Port Allen lawyer Marty Maley, a Republican, reported raising $32,000 and pouring in nearly $123,000 of his own money. He had less than $5,800 remaining after expenses.
Two Democrats also are in the competition, but Geraldine Broussard Baloney and Ike Jackson have raised little money so far.
Campaign finance reports were filed Thursday with the state ethics office.

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Chef of the Month: Chef Don Bergeron Enterprises' Tropical Shrimp Salsa http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-chef-don-bergeron-enterprises-tropical-shrimp-salsa/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chef-of-the-month-chef-don-bergeron-enterprises-tropical-shrimp-salsa/ 2une In Wed, 23 Sep 2015 8:45:50 AM Joe Hagan Chef of the Month: Chef Don Bergeron Enterprises' Tropical Shrimp Salsa

BATON ROUGE- Fall has officially arrived and Chef Don Bergeron was back in the 2une In kitchen Wednesday morning with a dish that's perfect for the cooler temperatures.

Chef Bergeron showed us how to cook some Tropical Shrimp Salsa, a tasty appetizer that is perfect for any tailgate. If you're planning on bringing some to the next game make sure you make a lot...because it's going to go quick!

Check out the recipe below and make sure you 2une In next week to see what else Chef Bergeron has in store.

Tropical Shrimp Salsa

1 cup fresh mango, finely diced
1 cup fresh pineapple, finely diced
1 cup fresh papaya, finely diced
Zest of one lime
juice of one lime
juice of one orange
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
½ cup purple onion, finely diced
¼ cup jalapenos, finely diced
5 ounce Rotel tomatoes, drained
salt and pepper
pinch of sugar
2 pounds cooked shrimp

Mix all ingredients well except shrimp. Let sit two hours to overnight. Add in cooked shrimp just before serving. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve with tortilla chips.
Note: Shrimp will get soft overnight because of citrus so don't put shrimp into salsa until serving time.



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Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area: Walk/Run to Remember http://www.wbrz.com/news/alzheimer-s-services-of-the-capital-area-walk-run-to-remember/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/alzheimer-s-services-of-the-capital-area-walk-run-to-remember/ 2une In Wed, 23 Sep 2015 7:19:38 AM Joe Hagan Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area: Walk/Run to Remember

BATON ROUGE- Everyone is encouraged to come out and remember those who have passed away from Alzheimer's and the people who are still struggling with the disease on a daily basis.

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area is hosting a Walk/Run to Remember to raise money for the education and support services the organization provides. All funds raised will stay in the 10-parish area in and around Baton Rouge.

The event will include tons of family-friendly activities, live music and great food. Games and crafts will be set up at the Children's Village for kids to participate in.

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area provides support to about 20,000 families affected by memory-related illnesses. The organization aims to teach, care for and connect with people in the community who are affected by the disease.

The Walk/Run to Remember is being held on Saturday, October 10th at LSU's "old front nine" (corner of Nicholson Drive and Nicholson Drive Extension).

You can find more information about the event here.

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Cool Schools: Andrew Knott's International Science Fair project http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-andrew-knott-s-international-science-fair-project/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-schools-andrew-knott-s-international-science-fair-project/ 2une In Tue, 22 Sep 2015 9:44:40 AM Kylie Dixon, Joe Hagan Cool Schools: Andrew Knott's International Science Fair project

BATON ROUGE- Andrew Knott has always had a passion for science and next month he'll get to showcase his talent on an international level. He's one of just five students in America going to the Mostratec Brazilian Science and Technology Fair.

The event will feature 376 projects made by 760 students from 21 countries around the world.

The project Andrew is bringing studies which geometric pattern of cell phone towers gets full cell coverage, while deploying the fewest number of towers.

Andrew's teacher, Elkhan Akhundo, says the project reflects some of his personality.

"Andrew is a very energetic person and that shows in his presentation," says Akhundov. "He has some good math skills and his project is on math, so I think these two things will seriously stick out in his presentation."

Andrew says he is going into the competition with excitement, but also determination.

We salute you Andrew, for making your school really cool.

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Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival http://www.wbrz.com/news/ascension-hot-air-balloon-festival/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/ascension-hot-air-balloon-festival/ 2une In Tue, 22 Sep 2015 8:04:30 AM Joe Hagan Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

BATON ROUGE- People from all over Louisiana will be in Gonzales this weekend for the annual Ascension Balloon Festival.

This year's festival will feature more than 30 different hot air balloons from all over the country, including three uniquely shaped balloons.  

The event will feature live music, delicious southern Louisiana food, a classic car show and a barbeque competition.

The Ascension Balloon Festival will be at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on September 25th and 26th. Admission is $5 for people ages 13-plus and free for children 12 and under.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, ice chests, pets and bicycles to the festival.

You can find more information about the festival here.

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Keep Louisiana Beautiful: Tailgate Tips http://www.wbrz.com/news/keep-louisiana-beautiful-tailgate-tips/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/keep-louisiana-beautiful-tailgate-tips/ 2une In Tue, 22 Sep 2015 7:13:51 AM Joe Hagan Keep Louisiana Beautiful: Tailgate Tips

BATON ROUGE- Whether you are tailgating at Southern University or LSU, you should always remember to be cautious of the impact you're having on the environment.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is the state's anti-litter and community improvement organization. The group has 23,000 volunteers throughout the state who are committed to educating and enforcing litter removal and beautification.

Andy Johnson with Keep Louisiana Beautiful stopped by 2une In on Tuesday to give some environment-friendly tailgate tips.

Here are four easy ways to go green this tailgate season:

1. Substitute reusable cups for styrofoam/plastic cups   

2. Use propane instead of charcoal when grilling

3. Learn your area's recycling policies and follow them

4. Buy in bulk

The annual Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference is being held on October 1st and 2nd at the Lafayette Science Museum. You can get more information on the conference at the organization's website.

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