BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In honor of Earth Day, first lady Donna Edwards invited reporters to the Governor's Mansion Thursday to talk about recycling.
Edwards said her and her husband have been recycling since way back in 1989 when they were in the military in Hawaii. She said she wanted to make sure the tradition continued once they moved into the mansion.
Edwards added that, as an educator, it is important to lead by example.
"It's very important for us to start this in the mansion. We think it's important we go through I think it's 4.4, an estimated 4.4 pounds of trash per person a day," Edwards said. "That's a lot of trash. so we feel like we need to do our part and encourage others across the state to do their part in recycling and starting it on earth day."
By the way, in addition to bringing recycling to the mansion, the Edwards have also added a chicken coup and a garden.