The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC) assists the district in being a recognized example of environmental education, stewardship, and sustainability. The ESAC serves as an advisory body to the Superintendent, who is responsible for administrative decisions and for providing administrative and policy recommendations to the Board for approval. 

The ESAC seeks to influence AISD curriculum, instruction, and student learning; integrate sustainability guidelines into the design, construction, and operation of AISD facilities; build awareness and engagement on environmental sustainability topics; and pursue public-private partnerships and other funding mechanisms. The purview of the ESAC may include, but is not limited to, the following resource areas:

  • Energy conservation and renewable energy
  • Water conservation and quality
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Outdoor air quality and climate change
  • Indoor air quality and environmental health
  • Environmentally responsible purchasing
  • Waste minimization, recycling, and composting
  • Sustainable food and outdoor spaces