The 8th Annual Recycle Holiday Lights Drive begins on November 15th, 2020 and ends on January 15th, 2021. You can drop off lights in collection bins at all of the Fire Stations in Lincoln, outside of the LPS Science Focus Program, and in the Eastridge Elementary parking lot. Lights will be collected from their stations and delivered to Scrap Central Inc. in Omaha. Lights can be in working or nonworking condition. The different components are separated and recycled.

LPS Scrap Metal Drive, November 2020 - April 2021

The Lincoln Public Schools Scrap Metal Drive kicks off on November 10th! From now until Earth Day, April 22nd, you can participate by bringing scrap metal to Sadoff Iron and Metal Company or Alter Metal Recycling.

All types of scrap metal will be accepted. When you arrive, tell them that you would like to donate all or part of the revenue from your metal to the LPS Recycling Program. Funds raised for the LPS Recycling Program will be used toward replacing worn out steel recycling containers. The old containers will be recycled as scrap metal and will be replaced with new dumpsters manufactured from recycled steel – closing the recycling loop!

Examples of what to bring:

  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Appliances
  • Pots and Pans
  • Wiring
  • Sinks
  • Bathtubs
  • Electric Motors
  • Plumbing Materials

E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a speaker series presented by UNL each year. The theme this year is Regeneration: Leadership and Hope for a Changing Planet. Each presentation is free and open to the public, and this year the lectures can also be streamed online.

September 2nd, Watch the recording
Mary Pipher, “Trauma and Recovery: A New Story of Interconnection and Action…”

November 4th, Watch the recording
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, “Roots of Revolution”

February 23rd, 7:00 pm
Forum Youth Panel, “Nameing the Beast: Climate Change and our Youth Taking Action”

March 31st, 7:00 pm
Ann Bancroft, “No Horizon is So Far”

Get more information HERE and access a list of educator resources to accompany each talk HERE