Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is taking action to lower the levels of lead exposure in our community, and you can be a part of the solution, too!

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) a $3.78 million grant to mobilize efforts to clean up litter along several busy streets and waterways in Indianapolis, furthering KIB’s mission to create and maintain vibrant public places where people and nature thrive.

The record-breaking heat this summer has produced higher air conditioning bills, greater energy usage, increased air pollution and more greenhouse gas emissions here in Indiana and across the country.

The rising heat, brought on by climate change, is also putting Hoosiers at greater risk of heat-related health complications. But not everyone has the same risk.

Not surprisingly, the very young and elderly are among the groups most vulnerable to extreme heat. However, income and race are also major contributors of one’s vulnerability to extreme heat. And people living in cities are also more vulnerable.