Testimonials

Green Festival Speakers

Sophia Lyman

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www.longfellow.d21.k12.il.us

Sophia Lyman has been active in environmental concerns for many years as an educator and community volunteer. She spearheaded zero waste at Longfellow Elementary School in 2008 and is thrilled to be working with enthusiastic teachers, parents and students that have embraced the school-wide source reduction and recycling efforts.  Sophia has been busy with fundraising, assessment, project implementation and education as the Chair of the Green Team. She is a strong supporter of incorporating the environment into the school curriculum as a way to explain cultural and environmental ideas and promote global understanding. As an art educator and artist, she integrates ideas about the natural and built environment in her lessons and uses found objects and recycled materials in her artwork. Sophia lives in Oak Park with her husband Robert and their three children Alexander (11), Oliver (9) and Saskia (5).