ACC offers a variety of ways for students, faculty, and staff to get involved in sustainable initiatives on and off campus. Check out the different ways you get reduce your impact on the environment below
Join your campus Green Team to volunteer at Zero Waste events, stay up-to-date on sustainability initiatives, and take part in sustainability projects and activities at your campus.
ACC's Office of Energy and Sustainability funds a number of student, staff, and faculty registrations and associated travel to several sustainability conferences each year. Past conferences have included the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS). Each grant awardee must go through an application process and be scored by an ACC panel. Applicants must be current students, staff, and faculty.
Eco Conference Grant Opportunities are included below:
2019 AASHE Conference & Expo - October 27-30, 2019
Application - Now Closed!
2019 TRACS Summit - March 27-29, 2020
Check back for links to the applications.
ACC appreciates urban agriculture and promotes environmental stewardship and campus community bonds by converting on-campus, underutilized and neglected parcels into productive learning gardens. ACC campus gardens are maintained by ACC faculty, staff, and students.
In August, 2018, ACC received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to establish Monarch Butterfly Migration Corridor Gardens on four campuses - Eastview, Elgin, Hays, and Round Rock. Through these Monarch Butterfly Gardens, ACC will provide learning experiences in natural resource conservation and attract and maintain butterflies by strategically locating gardens within the butterfly's migration path. In addition, the Office of Energy and Sustainability will be funding Monarch Butterfly Garden refreshers at Cypress Creek, Highland, and Northridge campuses.
● Cypress Creek Campus Garden - Visit the Information Desk in the Building 2000 Lobby or call (512)223-2004 to get involved.
● Cypress Creek, Eastview, Elgin, Hays, Highland, Northridge, and Round Rock campus' Monarch Butterfly Gardens - Coming in the spring of 2019!