Earth Week 2022
We’ll be promoting activities all week, feel free to use these themes or make up your own. Show what you’re doing on these days of the week on Twitter @AustinISDGreen, #AISDGreen and Instagram #aisdgreen #austinisdgreen.
AISD Utility Dashboard
Find out how much energy and water are used at your school on our Utility Dashboard! AISD schools with rooftop solar can also see how much renewable energy they produce! Visit the Energy and Water Sustainability Page for information about how the district saves on utilities.
The Energy and Water Team is receiving applications from students interested in joining the Energy and Water Subcommittee of AISD’s Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to develop leadership skills while helping campuses and our community manage our finite resources responsibly. For additional information email email@example.com.
Virtual Screening on Earth Day (April 22)- Power Trip: The Story of Energy
Join the virtual screening with PBS 9-10am on Earth Day! The Story of Energy is a documentary series uncovering the hidden energy embedded in our modern way of life, revealed as the underlying force behind water, food, wealth, cities, transportation and war. Filmed around the world, viewers take a journey through the past, present and future of energy.This screening will feature the 30-minute episode, followed by a discussion about careers focused on energy and the environment with special guest panelists.
What is the connection between water and energy?
Did you know that it takes energy to produce potable water; and that it takes water to create most types of energy? Check out “Why Texas was not prepared for Winter Storm Uri'' by NOVA. This article and video, featuring Dr. Michael Webber, talks through the connection between energy and water production and what made Texas’ systems vulnerable during the 2021 winter storm. You can also learn to Save Water and Energy by Showering Better.
Watt Watchers: Texas is too good to waste!
Check out Watt Watchers of Texas, a state-sponsored STEM program to help boost energy literacy for K-12 students and help schools save money by saving energy. Students, teachers, and families have access to energy saving tips, activities, and lessons.You can find activities based on grade level or topic, and the whole website is available in Spanish.
EPA WaterSense for Kids
Teach your students how to save water and play the Test Your WaterSense game. Fun for all ages!
Join the Lorax to Help Save Energy, Water, and Protect the Planet
Download the Seussical story and have your class complete the activities. Be sure to check out the site for the coloring book and “helper” postcards. (Recommended for grades K-7.)