On Oct. 5, AISD hosts its first-ever Environmental Stewardship Conference. This conference—part of an innovative partnership with Small Middle School's annual Greenfest celebration—encourages sustainability on AISD campuses and in our community. The conference is open to everyone, including students, staff, families and community members who want to learn how to initiate sustainability practices.
Keynote speaker at the event will be Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Austin, Lucia Athens. For more than two decades Athens has served as a leader in the green building and sustainability movement and is the author of Building an Emerald City: A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies.
AISD teachers who attend the event will earn professional development credits. Seating is limited for these sessions, so guests should register ASAP to ensure a place at the event.
The conference begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Small Middle School, 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd. The conference concludes at 3 p.m., but guests are invited to attend the kid-friendly Small Middle School Greenfest after the conference, which features live music, food and a showcase of AISD's green schools.
For more information click here or call 414-2668.