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District Recycling Initiative

A ceremony was held at the Lafayette Parish School System Central Office to celebrate the kickoff of a district-wide recycling initiative. The district has partnered with Waste Management to establish recycling collection sites at 18 schools and two Central Office locations.

This event marks Phase I of the district-wide initiative to make our facilities more environmentally friendly. Waste Management received piles of shredded paper as a symbol of the impact small changes can make when people work together towards a common goal. To date, we have proudly recycled over 4.9 tons of material through a single-stream recycling system. For more information about single-stream recycling, please see Waste Management's website:

http://www.wm.com/thinkgreen/how-we-thinkgreen.jsp

According to Dr. Shauna LeBlanc, K-12 Science Academic Specialist and district recycling liaison, “along with our recycling partners throughout Acadiana, and the guidance of programs such as Project Front Yard and Project Lead the Way, Lafayette Parish is closer to achieving 100% participation throughout the district.” Dr. LeBlanc hopes that by raising awareness students will share lessons learned in the classroom with the community and family members.

Middle and high school students competed in a district-wide recycling logo contest centered around blending concepts of recycling and the LPSS logo together. Winners were recognized at the December 7th board meeting. These logos will be proudly displayed as our LPSS recycling campaign logo for the next year.

Board members, principals, community members, parents, students, and district employees were present to celebrate the event. Refreshments were served following remarks by the superintendent Dr. Aguillard and Dr. LeBlanc.