A class at the University of Saint Mary has put together a proposed marketing campaign to discourage littering in Leavenworth.

A class at the University of Saint Mary has put together a proposed marketing campaign to discourage littering in Leavenworth.

Students from Saint Mary’s strategic marketing class presented their Litter Free Leavenworth proposal to city commissioners last week.

The proposal included a logo design for the campaign as well as suggestions for posters and anti-littering signs. The USM students also made recommendations regarding social media campaigns and other marketing ideas.

One idea offered is a partnership with a Leavenworth High School art teacher to have high school students decorate trash cans. The trash cans then can be placed downtown as part of the Litter Free Leavenworth campaign.

Another idea is to offer dog bandanas with the Litter Free Leavenworth logo to people who adopt dogs in the city.

The USM students also proposed creating signs to be posted on the Three Mile Creek trail in downtown Leavenworth. The signs would list the “top 5 reasons I litter.” The reasons would include “I am a slob” and “I hate the planet.”

Leavenworth City Manager Paul Kramer said most of the recommendations of the USM students will be turned over to the city’s public information officer, Melissa Bower, who will try to incorporate at least some of the proposals into what she does.

“They did a great job coming up with it,” Kramer said of the USM students.

Kramer met with the students as they worked on the project.

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