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MEDIA ADVISORY: AISD's Small Green Tech Academy Named First Green Flag School in Texas

A school with meditation gardens, a goat pen and a chicken coop will be the first in Texas to be recognized by the National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA Program as a Green Flag School. Small Green Tech Academy has earned the designation, which recognizes schools for increasing environmental awareness and reducing waste and costs.
 
Who: AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz, Small Middle School Principal Amy Taylor, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Austin Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens
 
What: A presentation of the green flag will be at the flagpole with NWF mascot Ranger Rick, followed by optional tours of the school, which will include meditation gardens, a goat pen and a chicken coop.
 
When: 9 a.m. Monday, April 6
 
Where: Small Middle School, 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd. 
 
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