Earth Week 2024!

April 22nd- April 26th!

Every day is Earth Day at AISD! This week especially, we hope that everyone in our school community will take a moment to think about how they can make the earth and our community a better place and perform an action to do so. This year’s website offers fun ways to engage and take action from school and from home. Enjoy!

More to come! We’ll add more fun ways to plug-in as Earth Week approaches

We’ll be promoting activities all week, and feel free to use these themes or make up your own. Show what you’re doing on these days of the week on Twitter and Instagram @AustinISDGreen, and use #AISDGreen!  

  • girl skateboarding Monday Activities 
    Muévelo Monday
    Move it Monday
    Use people-powered transportation that is emissions free and cost-free!
  • girl exploring with insects the outdoors Tuesday Activities
    Take it outside Tuesday
    Activate those schoolyards by heading outside for some hands-on learning! Sit under a tree, hike a trail, splash in a creek, plant a seed and discover as nature comes alive!
  • boy recycling glass bottle and girl holding a reusable water bottleWednesday Activities
    Wasteless Wednesday 
    Make your waste magically disappear by reusing, refusing single use items, and reinventing so that old becomes new!
  • boy turning off a lightThursday Activities
    Turn-it-off Thursday 
    Be the best and let our energy and water rest!  Turn out the lights, unplug appliances, and take a speedy shower!
  • boy watering a gardenFriday Activities
    Veggie Viernes 
    Savor the flavors of plant-forward foods!
  • two students advocating for solar panels holding fag and blowhornSaturday Activities
    Environmental & Social Justice Saturday 
    Advocate for change so everyone has a fair chance of living the healthiest life possible!

Select specific sustainability activities by category of interest or overall topics.

Play Earth Day Bingo with these eco-actions at home!

Check out the below ideas for how you can take eco-action at school, from home, in your backyard, on a walk, or in other places outside. 

Play Earth Day Bingo! Print your bingo card to see how many eco-actions you can do!
Share all your eco-actions and your complete bingo card on Twitter @AustinISDGreen, and Instagram #AISDGreen.

Pre-K - 2nd grade bingo card

English ‌ Español ‌

3rd-12th grade bingo card

English ‌ Español ‌

Complete the Sustainable Schools course on BLEND and make your school greener!

We are happy to share AISD’s Sustainable Schools course, available to all AISD classroom educators, campus and district staff, and students! This asynchronous BLEND course is designed to help everyone take full advantage of the sustainable features on AISD campuses, from rainwater catchment to refillable water bottle stations, from edible gardens to green cleaning products. Use these features and the resources available to transform your building and grounds into a hands-on learning lab for sustainability education. Complete the course asynchronously for 4 hours of HCP CEUs.


Make an Earth Week resolution to become a certified EcoSchool with the National Wildlife Federation!

Your school can be recognized for sustainability projects during Earth Week and beyond with National Wildlife Federation’s EcoSchools US program! Eco-Schools provides teachers and students with a framework to make positive, lasting change in your school community. Jump start your Eco-School journey with School Resources, and “how-to” videos to register an account and start an action plan! Submit your action plan between April 5th- June 7th to receive your Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Green Flag certification.  Follow National Wildlife (Instagram/Facebook) to see even more Earth Week activities. Questions? Email


Bring sustainability and innovation into the classroom with EcoRise’s Sustainable Intelligence curriculum & student funding!

AISD partners with EcoRise to provide all AISD teachers with OPEN-SOURCE access to the Sustainable Intelligence Program: TEKS-aligned, cross-curricular K-12 lesson plans, teacher training, and support. Teachers also have access to Green Building Lessons for a Sustainable Future, Intro. to Environmental Justice, and more! Enroll here or access the lesson plans here if you are already enrolled.

Teachers can support students to apply for funding from the Student Innovation Fund! Students can apply for grants of up to $750 per project to make their green innovations a reality. Measure an eco-theme in your campus environment using an Eco-Audit and then apply for a grant to fund your sustainability-focused project-based learning. Check-out past student projects or email for support and to apply!


Creative Learning Initiative’s Earth Week Activities

AISD’s Creative Learning Initiative has paired a Creative Teaching Strategy to go with each day’s Earth Week theme. In this presentation, you will find Idea & Movement, Statues, Art Talk, Visual Brainstorming, and Look & Link with open-ended questions to inspire student engagement, participation and multi-modal responses all around our beautiful planet. These lessons can stand alone or be adapted to meet the needs of your learners!


Engage in Earth Week Themes with Read Alouds

 Attention Teachers! Engage your students in the beauty of nature and the importance of environmental stewardship with captivating read alouds during Earth Week! The Humanities Department has created a spreadsheet of K-5 read alouds in English and Spanish integrating each day’s theme. They include powerful HMH texts and open-ended questions to spark meaningful discussions and inspire action. Join us in celebrating Earth Week utilizing the power of literature! All AISD K-5 teachers have access to these materials. Remember, you must have an HMH Teacher’s Guide open for the links to work.


Make every day Earth Day with the City of Austin’s Earth Month Challenge!

Complete activities and win prizes! From choosing sustainable transportation to supporting our natural spaces, the Earth Month Challenge and daily activity calendar, available in Spanish and English, can help you take daily actions to celebrate Mother Earth. Complete at least six of the eight Earth Month challenges for a chance to win prizes including a Texas State Parks Pass and Dual Membership to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.


Recognize staff who are going green with a Green RAVE!

We’re turning the RAVE green! In honor of Earth Week, we invite you to recognize an AISD staff member who is a dedicated sustainability champion! Submit a limited edition Green Rave from April 10-26. 

Submit a Green Rave

Campus Sustainability Champion & Greenies Connect!

Sign up to become your Campus Sustainability Champion to engage your teachers, staff, and students all year! AISD teachers and staff can join the AISD Greenies Teams Chat to connect with other eco-minded schools and have your eco-questions answered by fellow teachers, staff, and the AISD sustainability team.

Sign Up

Check out the AISD Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC)

Want to help advance environmental education and sustainable operations at AISD? Teachers, parents, students, community members, district staff, and local government representatives are invited to join the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC). Meetings are also open to the public, so drop in as a guest anytime!  (Learn more)

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