Practicing What we areTeaching about Litter and Recycling in LPSS School The Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association encourages your participation in an effort that is underway to formally establish single stream recycling in all Lafayette Parish System Schools, started by wo incredible mothers, Amanda Waddle and Catherine Schoeffler Comeaux, who wanted to establish a recycling program in their children's school Woodvale Elementary. Without a formal recycling collection contract through the LPSS Central Office, schools are currently unable to practice the resource conservation lessons they are learning about in the classrooms. Their only option is the landfill.
Read about Amanda Waddle and Catherine Comeaux's work at Woodvale Elementary
The important dates for the contract are as follows: Proposal submission deadline June 29,2016 Review and Rank Proposal June 30, 2016 Presentation of Selection Committee's Recommendation July 6, 2016
Gretchen Vanicor, Director of Sustainability at the University of Louisiana say: "I can tell you from my own personal experience at the University that a well managed program that focuses on reducing solid waste service collections will more than pay for the recycling service. After consolidating our solid waste and recycling service contracts in September 2014, we right-sized our system by co-locating 6 or 8 cubic yard recycling dumpsters by every solid waste dumpster. With the correct scale of the recycling stream, we were able to significantly reduce service to the solid waste dumpsters."
As you can see, we do not have long to make sure our LPSS Administrators and School Board members understand that Amanda and Catherine are NOT the only parents and/or engaged citizens that want to see recycling practiced in our schools. We are asking parents, students, and leaders from around the community to write letters of support for the institutionalization of recycling at all LPSS schools with a large scale recycling container on each campus. Recycling across all of the LPSS will allow for the school system to better leverage an affordable contract for recyclables, provide a valuable education in utilizing resources, and directly benefit our community. Contacts for LPSS Administrators and School Board Members are as follows: Superintendent - Dr. Donald W. Aguillard: firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Planning and Facilities - Mr. Kyle Bordelon: email@example.com Chief Academic Officer - Annette Samac: firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Administrative Officer - Joe Craig: email@example.com District 1 - Mary Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org District 2 - Tommy Angelle email@example.com (President) District 3 - Elroy Broussard firstname.lastname@example.org District 4 - Dr. Tehmi Chassion email@example.com District 5 - Mr. Britt Latiolais firstname.lastname@example.org District 6 - Justin Centanni - email@example.com District 7 - Dawn L Morris firstname.lastname@example.org (Vice-President) District 8 - Erick Knezek email@example.com District 9 - Jeremy Hidalgo firstname.lastname@example.org