The mission of LexEcology is to inspire and empower the Lexington community to be life long environmental stewards and cultivate opportunities to educate while engaging students with the natural world.
LexEcology and the student driven Green Team spearhead “green initiatives”. They help care for the campus by planting, maintaining the worm compost bin, running the trash sorting and trash free
lunch program, all while teaching students how to support eco-goals near to their hearts.
The Green Team meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at lunch. All ages welcome!
Proudly, LexEcology and the Green Team were integral in getting plastic straws and “spork packets”
eliminated from our Los Gatos School District cafeterias. A true team effort and monumental success!
A few Saturdays each year, LexEcology hosts Beautification Day. Bring your kids and your garden tools for a fun half-day of sprucing up our school and spending quality time with Lex families. Planting, pruning, weeding, building garden beds and more, all to keep our green spaces beautiful. Our next Beautification Day is Saturday, March 31, 2019 from 9am-12pm.
LexEcology also manages the OhmConnect partnership. A free and easy program in which families
raised over $2500 in the 2017-18 year, just by decreasing their electrical usage 1-2 hours per week.
100% of the proceeds went directly into our classrooms in purchasing educational materials related to
ecology and preserving our precious environment.
Additionally, we work directly with Crayola USA in recycling markers in every classroom through the Crayola ColorCycle Program. The markers are collected and sent to a facility where they are converted to clean fuel.
This year, we will be transforming our garden into a true Life Lab with parent volunteer support. Life Lab maintenance will be integrated into the curriculum with specific activities that apply to the IB Program of Inquiry and Core Curriculum Standards.