As one of the largest school districts in the state of Minnesota, St. Paul Public Schools recognizes the importance of conserving resources and protecting our environment. SPPS pledges its commitment to environmental stewardship by fostering healthy and sustainable schools that positively impact our students' learning experience and prepare them to be environmentally literate leaders of tomorrow. Want to know who's behind all this work? Meet the Staff and find out.

Sign Up to Volunteer for the New Organics Program!

Next school year SPPS is expanding to a full on Organics program in our cafeterias and classrooms throughout the district. Students will sort their leftover lunch into Trash , Organics AND Recycling.  

We need volunteers in the cafeterias to help educate and train students about proper lunch disposal.  Typical volunteer hours are 11:00 - 1:30, but vary depending upon the school.  Volunteer opportunities are available for the entire 2017-2018 school year. 

SPPS needs YOUR help to ensure the success and longevity of this program.  Help us reduce school waste and teach our students environmental responsibility. 

 Find a school and sign up today!

If you have any questions please contact Chelsea Moody @ or 651-744-4086


TEACHING SUSTAINABILITY:More often than not educators would love to implement sustainability themes into their lessons, however, time and standards can become an issue. This webpage contains resources that provide standard based lessons, interactive tools, activities, and ideas for educators to creatively introduce sustainability into the classroom! 

WASTE & RECYCLING :The Facilities Department works hard to ensure maximum waste prevention and diversion across the District. Currently, we are among the top 5 urban school Districts in the U.S. for recycling rates! 

ENERGY:Energy efficiency is a hot topic in today’s age, see how SPPS works to decrease energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint.