Earth Week 2023

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.

Explore the environment by bike with Ghisallo!
During Earth Week 2023, share this short 6-10 minute bike safey skills presentation from Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. The presentation includes helmet fit, road safety, hand signals, and navigation skills to prepare students for riding. No lesson planning is needed and it can be incorporated during homeroom, PE class, or during an assembly. 

Did you know?
 The Austin ISD Transportation Department is committed to providing safe, reliable and professional service for our students, while always aiming to be as environmentally friendly as possible! We have purchased 3 Electric School Buses, which should arrive in late 2023. We will pilot these buses to see how to best implement a plan for more electric school buses in the future. The District has a resolution to have a 100% Electric School Bus fleet by 2035 and this is the first step towards that goal! Don’t want to wait? Take a ride on one of the Capital Metro Electric Buses - ages 18 & under ride FREE

Air Quality Awareness Week, May 1-5
Get ready for Air Quality Awareness Week / La Semana de la Calidad del Aire! Outdoor air quality sensors are located at 12 AISD schools. Students and teachers can view their real-time sensor data, use it with EcoRise Curriculum (register here), and host an “air aware” guest facilitator. The City of Austin Office of Sustainability offers participatory citizen science lessons to local-area classrooms, where students will learn about air quality and use handheld sensors to explore the local air quality on their campus. If your class is interested, please complete the Sustainability Speaker Request form

Protect young lungs

Help reduce harmful emissions and protect young lungs with a no-idling campaign at your school! Use these brochures in English and Spanish and these On Air Green Schools Alliance Resources to remind folks to turn the key and be idle-fee! 

Reduce your home's carbon footprint
Calculate your household carbon footprint to identify opportunities to reduce emissions at home. Many of our daily activities - such as driving a car, using electricity, or disposing of waste - cause greenhouse gas emissions. Together these emissions make up a household's carbon footprint. 

Tour the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) House

Tour the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) House for a glimpse of the most important ways to protect the air in your home. Room-by-room, you'll learn about the key pollutants and how to address them. The tour is available in English and Español.

Take a fitness break!

Take a fitness break with your favorite pro athlete. Play one-on-one with basketball star, Jewell Lloyd; show off your quick feet with soccer pro, Em Boateng, and more! Find even more activities

Keeping your body active can help you get places car-free!
Download a free at-home activity pack to get moving towards your 60 minutes of recommended daily activity; build strong bones and muscles with simple fitness skills; and reduce symptoms of anxiety through engaging games and activities that can be done in your apartment, house, and outside..