Earth Week

Austin Community College is celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day with a week of events across the college.

See how you can join the fun and stay eco-conscious.


Take the 2014 Sustainability Survey

Complete our short survey and you could win a free Timbuk2 TSA-friendly laptop bag.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to help improve ACC's sustainability practices in both business operations and instructional offerings.

Complete & Win!


Vote on the 2nd Annual Eco Bag Art Contest

Update: Click here to see who won the contest!

Vote April 21-25 on student entries for the 2014 Earth Day Eco Bag Art Contest. The winner will receive an e-reader; honorable mention will receive a Timbuk2 messenger bag. The winning bag will be displayed on campus. 


Walk for Mother Earth - Wellness Walks

April 21-25 - Most campuses

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Wellness Walks to celebrate Earth Day all week long. Participating campuses will host a walk featuring a scavenger hunt and healthy snacks. Faculty and staff are eligible to win prizes and be entered in a drawing for one scavenger hunt grand prize per campus. Visit the ACC Wellness Program for locations, dates, and times.


RESA Greener Choices Festival

April 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Riverside Campus

Join the Renewable Energy Student Association (RESA) for a free festival of workshops, speakers, and activities addressing alternative forms of energy.

Sustainability advocate and former Austin Mayor Will Wynn, and former Austin Energy General Manager Roger Duncan will speak. Thirteen bands and artists will perform live. Nissan, Tesla, and car2go will showcase electric and alternative fuel vehicles. 

Attendance is free, but RESA suggests bringing $5 and two cans of food for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Find event details on the RESA website.


Local, Sustainable Culinary Arts Lunch

April 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Riverbats Café, Eastview Campus

Enjoy diner-style fare at the Riverbats Café. The student-run cafe uses Texas-sourced meat and bakery products when possible. Eat in or get a to-go lunch in sustainable packaging.


Film Screening - Switch: Discover the Future of Energy

April 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Eastview Campus Room 8105 - View Flyer

Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear energy? Will we run out of oil? Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future? Get the straight answers to today's most important energy questions in Switch, the acclaimed new documentary.

Come and go during your lunch hour, and bring your Riverbats Café to-go meal!


Earth Day Health & Wellness Fair

April 24, noon-2 p.m. - Rio Grande Campus - View Poster

The Student Life Office invites the ACC community to take part in fun Earth Day activities and visit environmental information and vendor tables. For more information contact Kelly Wilson at kelly.wilson@austincc.edu or call (512) 223.3113.


Watch ACC’s Social Media for #ACCEarthWeek

April 21-25 - austincc.edu/social

Keep an eye on ACC’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts for Earth Week coverage and content, all using the #ACCEarthWeek hashtag.


Visit the New Sustainability Website

The ACC Sustainability Office has launched a revamped website to help showcase sustainable choices you can make on campus, as well as the sustainable initiatives the college pursues as it continues to grow.