City of Lincoln
2014 Media Releases
- June 6, 2014
- For More Information Contact:
- Adam Rhoads, Health Department, 402-441-8035
KLLBC Announces Results of Cleanliness Survey and Winners of Cleanest High School Campus
Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB), a program of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), today announced the results of two efforts:
- For the annual Community Appearance Index (CAI), the KLLCB Advisory Committee visited 12 sites on May 22. 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 1.3 on the assessment, with a majority of the surveyed sites showing little to no litter.
- The fourth 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 surveyed each school three times and rated them for the amount of litter visible on campus. The Cleanest Campus Awards went to Norris High, which earned a perfect score, and Lincoln East. Lincoln Southeast received the School Service Award for student-led efforts to maintain a clean campus, and Lincoln North Star 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.
"Clean school campuses are an important part of a clean community," said Adam Rhoads, KLLCB Program Coordinator. "Benefits of living in a clean, litter-free community include a healthy environment, lower crime rates, increased property values, a better business environment and decreased cleanup costs for local 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).