City of Lincoln
2015 Media Releases
- September 3, 2015
- For More Information Contact:
- Adam Rhoads, Health Department, 402-441-8035
KLLCB Efforts Show Lincoln is Clean Community
Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB), a program of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), today announced the results of two efforts:
- The KLLCB Advisory Committee recently visited 12 Lincoln sites for the annual Community Appearance Index (CAI). The CAI is used to visually assess the appearance of communities using a scoring system that ranges from "1" for minimal or no litter to "4" for extremely littered. Lincoln scored a 1.17 on the assessment, with a majority of the surveyed sites showing little to no litter. This is the best survey score Lincoln has received in the past six years.
- The annual Cleanest High School Campus Competition is a litter awareness and reduction program involving the six Lincoln public high schools and the four County high schools. A team of volunteer judges from the community surveyed each school three times and rated them for the amount of litter visible on campus. The Cleanest Campus Awards went to Norris High, Raymond Central and Lincoln East. Lincoln Southeast received the School Service Award for student-led efforts to maintain a clean campus, and Lincoln Southwest was recognized as the most improved school. About 40 percent of the schools were found to have "minimal litter," and 90 percent scored "slightly littered" or better.
"These efforts show that we live in a very clean community," said Adam Rhoads, KLLCB Program Coordinator. "Keeping your city litter free not only promotes a healthy environment, it also helps to lower crime rates, increase property values, create a better business environment and hold down cleanup costs for government."
Funding for KLLCB is provided in part through grants from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: kllcb).