Sustainability at Saint Paul Public Schools

  • As one of the largest school districts in the state of Minnesota, St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) recognizes the importance of conserving resources and protecting our environment. SPPS is committed 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. 

    Happy 51st Earth Day - April 22, 2021

    Check out our Earth Day Activities for Students!

  • Waste Recycling & Composting

    The Environmental Services Group oversees the collection of all District trash, recycleables and food waste. Learn more about SPPS's process to increase the District's recycling rate.



    The Facilities Department implements energy projects that are cost-effective and proven best practice to ensure projects are successful and minimize SPPS's carbon footprint.


    Sustainability Project Spotlight

    Learn about some of the Sustainability Projects the District's students and staff are working on.



    Manager of Environmental Services

    John Elling
    Office: 651-744-6929
    Cell: 612-394-5510