Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB) today announced that Norris, Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln Southeast high schools are the winners of this year's annual Cleanest High School Campus Competition. The competition is an annual litter awareness and reduction program started by KLLCB in 2010.
All six Lincoln public high schools and all four Lancaster County high schools participated. A team of volunteer judges from the community surveyed each school three times and rated them for the amount of litter visible on campus. Half of the schools were found to have "minimal litter," while 80 percent of the schools scored "slightly littered" or better.
Research conducted by Keep America Beautiful found that high school parking lots and adjacent neighborhoods are among the most littered areas in communities. The Cleanest High School Campus Competition is one way KLLCB works to reduce litter in the County and keep our communities clean.
KLLCB is a program of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and is funded in part from grants from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: kllcb).