Public Education and Outreach | LSU Campus Sustainability



native tree outreach to kindergardeners

Native Plant Lesson for Preschoolers

Campus Sustainability coordinated an educational activity for Pre-K students at Trinity Episcopal Day School to learn about trees and native species in our area. Myles Thibodeaux, a Horticulturist at LSU, brought saplings, seeds, and leaves for the students to learn about

bring back the bees outreach

Bring Back the Bees

Campus Sustainability partnered with LSU Dining and the Lab School to educate the Lab School second graders about sustainability and the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling waste.  Part of this activity included a partnership with Cheerios as part of their #BringBacktheBees campaign.  Lab School second graders planted pollinator-friendly seeds provided by Cheerios, and all took home their seed mixtures home to plant.

stormwater pollution

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Education

In October 2014, LSU Campus Sustainability and the U-High high school seniors placed more than 100 “Do Not Dump” plaques on storm drains all around the Lab School campus and around other parts of LSU.  The seniors learned about stormwater pollution – how it happens, and how it’s avoided, and then took part in the activity to increase awareness of pollution prevention at their own school.


Fall fest table

Campus Outreach

Campus Sustainability participates in events across Louisiana State University's campus to promote sustainability practices. In Fall 2018, Campus Sustainability handed out reusable utensils, stainless steel straws, and reusable canvas bags at LSU's annual Fall Fest.

recycling lesson for kindergardeners

Teaching Preschoolers about Recycling

In October 2015, LSU Campus Sustainability provided a recycling lesson to classes in the LSU Child Development Laboratory Preschool. The kids were extremely bright and already knew a good bit about what things can be recycled vs. what needs to be put in the trash. Limited landfill space was discussed as well as the option to compost some types of food scraps.


Man explaining recycling truck to preschool students

Recycling Lesson for Preschoolers

In August 2018, Campus Sustainability coordinated an educational activity on recycling for Pre-K students at the LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. Pelican Waste & Debris brought a recycling truck for the students to see and ask questions about the recycling process.