Green Team

Lincoln Cares!

Earth Week
  • Lincoln honors Earth Day every year with an entire week of activities, all assisted by the student Green Team.  By celebrating Mother Earth and learning about ways we can all help live more sustainably, waste less and recycle more, we instill values of caring for our environment.

Student Green Team
  • Student Green Team is a lunch-time club open to all upper-graders.  Students learn about their impact on the environment and how they can make a difference in a fun, hands-on format.  Meetings are monthly on Wednesdays.

Recycling Programs

Be Green and Help Lincoln earn money!

  • Cartridges for Kids – Recycle your used printer ink and toner cartridges and help Lincoln earn money! There is a drop-off box in the school workroom. See the flyer for details.

  • Paper Recycling – We recycle paper and light cardboard with paper recycling bins in each classroom and teacher workroom.

  • Lunchtime Recycling – Students are taught to sort their lunch waste to recycle clean lunch trays and paper bags, recyclable plastic beverage containers, aluminum cans and fruit and vegetable scraps for composting. Lincoln encourages all students to help reduce food waste by eating what they have and saving leftover food for an afternoon snack.

Questions or comments, please contact

Cherie Hemphill at

Waste-Free Lunches

Help us reduce Lincoln’s lunchtime waste by sending a waste-free snack and lunch to school daily.

5 Steps to a waste-free lunch

  • Reusable water bottles

  • Reusable lunch box or container

  • Reusable containers for food storage

  • No paper napkins or utensils

  • No paper napkins or plastic utensils.

  • No aluminum foil, plastic wrap or Ziploc bags.

No Trash Tuesdays

  • On Tuesdays, classrooms compete to see which has the most students with waste-free lunches.  The “Green Trophy” is awarded monthly to the winning class in primary and upper grade.

Garden Club

Lincoln Grows!

The Garden Club

Lincoln has a student Garden Club that is open to all 4th, 5th and 6th graders.  One day a week, participants enjoy hands-on learning as they grow, nurture and harvest an edible garden.  They also assist in maintenance and planting of other specialized gardens on campus.

Garden Wish List
Lincoln’s Gardens Are Growing!

Lincoln is a participant in The Ecology Center’s “Grow Your Own” school garden program that assists our school in creating, expanding and sustaining an abundant garden for the future of our children.  Lincoln’s learning gardens include:  Butterfly Garden, Hummingbird Garden, California Native Garden, an Art and Zen Garden and a newly planted Shade Garden!  Future garden plans include an outdoor Science Learning Garden and a Compost Corral.

Help Lincoln Grow

Lincoln’s participation in the “Grow Your Own” school garden program with The Ecology Center, provides design support and ongoing garden education.  All garden projects and maintenance are funded through your generous donations.  You can support our garden curriculum through: Monetary support, volunteer to help with a garden project by donating supplies or time, or joining our garden team! Donate Now!