Earth Week

 

Austin Community College District celebrates Earth Day by engaging students, faculty, and staff with a week of fun-filled sustainability events that highlight the District’s commitment to sustainable practices. 

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is tackling a variety of sustainability projects from our at-home spaces.  While we cannot host Earth Week in person this year, we wanted to share some updates and material to keep your time at home informative, impactful, and fun!

News:

2020 Eco Bag Design Winner - Drumroll Please!

2020 Eco Bag

 

This year’s Eco Bag Design Contest Winner is Diana Ruiz Trujeque, from Riverside Campus. Congratulations!

This reusable ‘collectable’ cotton tote will go on sale in June.  Reserve your tote by filling out the 2020 Eco Bag Order Form. 

Digital Green Pass - Did you know ACC Green Pass can be Contactless?  Select Digital Pass when requesting a CapMetro Green Pass on the ACC Transportation App.

Sustainable Purchasing - The Office of Energy & Sustainability and Procure to Pay (P2P) are joining forces together to guide the ACC community towards more sustainable and environmentally-friendly options and alternatives. 

  • In support of ACC’s Zero Waste goal, we are eliminating styrofoam product purchasing across the district.  This includes, but is not limited to, food service ware for events, packaging, break room products, etc.

  • We have created District-Wide recommended lists for ACC’s business expenses on Amazon, Office Depot, and Staples that offer sustainable product alternatives for Events, Break Room Supplies, and Office Supplies.  You can find these within your ACC business account for those vendors.

Sustainable @ Home Ideas/Projects:

People around the globe are coming up with many fun and interesting ideas to keep busy during this stay-home period. We wanted to share some sustainable practices that you can do at home right now (with social distancing of course).

Sustainable Work From Home Tips  - Energy & Water Conservation, Recycling, Compost and more!

ACC Library Services Green Guide

DIY Home Garden– Marissa Lankes, Elgin Sustainable Agriculture Program.

Eastview Butterfly Garden Tour- Julia Maffei, ESOL Professor & Learning Lab Tutor

For more Earth Week content, check out our list of external Earth Week events and resources!

Follow us to check out more Earth Week content and tag us at #sustainableACC and #EarthWeekACC on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter to share photos of what efforts you are taking on at home! 

Interested in getting involved with sustainability at ACC?  Join your Campus Green Team!

Check out photos from 2019 Earth Week here.