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Cookeville-Putnam County Clean Commission
February 22, 2011

It amazes me to see how a small group of people can affect a community so dramatically. Cookeville has changed from a town inundated with litter to a proud community, conscious of clean-up, beautification and the need to recycle. This has been due to an active board and a dedicated administrator, Lisa Luck.
Litter-control reminders abound through display and information booths at local events and festivals. School children and members of organizations are educated creatively to keep the city clean and to recycle. The annual beautification awards for residences and businesses serve to encourage and reward. Recycling sites are provided and solid waste managed. Public events are monitored for litter by volunteers. Individuals or groups take responsibility for designated pick-up.
All this is accomplished with a small budget and a part-time director. Increased funding could provide an office copy machine and additional educational materials.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Enjoying a cleaner city, conscious of improving the environment.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have the director work full-time and provide more volunteer workers to accomplish even more.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I attended local events where I observed and learned what is being done.

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