Who We Are
Since starting at Estabrook in 2004, LPS Green Teams has grown into a grassroots alliance of parents, staff, and students representing all Lexington public schools.
We are passionate about promoting - in school and greater community - the green practices of waste prevention and reduction.
What We Do
Organize and implement recycling and composting:
Educate community with Zero Waste Stations at:
LEF Community Celebration
Encourage composting of food waste town-wide by partnering with Black Earth Compost in Race to Compost
Advocate for the prevention of single-use plastics and overall waste:
Collaborate with School Committee to enhance School Policies, which stipulates LPS to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle/Compost. (School Policy Section EDE)
Support the culture of reuse by advocating "green" infrastructure:
Dishwasher in new/renovated school buildings,
Water-filling stations in schools, town facilities and fields.
Collaborate with two Girl Scout troops on the Citizens' Articles of changing the town bylaws to eliminate/reduce the use of plastic beverage straws, plastic stirrers, and polystyrene food containers and packaging.