Report highlights impact of LPS sustainability efforts

Lincoln Public Schools recently released its annual Sustainability Report and the data clearly illustrates the dramatic impact of the school district’s work in this area, including the following from 2020:

  • Total pounds recycled: 1,239,743, including 286,408 cardboard products and 333,840 pounds of paper
  • Total pounds reused: 39,234
  • Total pounds to landfill: 1,823,003
  • Diversion rate: 54 percent
  • Total pounds composted: 902,860
  • Radon tests conducted: 1,833
  • Air quality data points: 28,252
  • Water samples taken: 1,343

“We’re happy to share the great work we have already been doing as a school district and we are excited to see so many pieces coming together in the community for us to examine how we can continue being a leader in our sustainability initiatives,” said LPS Sustainability Coordinator Brittney Albin, who presented a summary of the report to the Lincoln Board of Education in June. “There is a lot of opportunity for us to be doing even more, so the annual report gives us a structure for reflecting on our efforts and considering where to go next.”

You can read more about LPS Sustainability, including its work with schools and strategies moving forward, in the full report online. You also can view the Board of Education presentation here.

Published: July 22, 2021, Updated: July 22, 2021