By Kyle Hager, AmeriCorps VISTA Member at Bluegrass Greensource

Franklin County folks looking to publicize their litter clean-up efforts, or to show their students or community members how proud they are of their hard work, now have a new medium to do so. The Franklin County Litter Map showcases litter abatement endeavors in an interactive fashion and lets fellow community members see volunteer efforts going on around them.

Those who participate in a clean-up are invited to take a picture and upload it and a story about how their efforts made an impact on their community. Each story and snapshot will get a data point on a map of Franklin County that fellow community members can then check out. The app can be accessed using a computer, tablet, or smart phone.

In the future, the application will be accompanied by an instructional video and will include lesson plans for teachers to incorporate into their classroom activities on waste reduction and litter abatement. The app is made possible by Franklin County Solid Waste Management and Bluegrass Greensource.