ACC Hosts “Great Big Green Get-Together” Thursday, Nov. 19

The Austin Community College District is declaring its commitment to environmental stewardship on Thursday, November 19, with the Great Big Green Get-Together at Rio Grande Campus. The event will provide details on the college’s sustainability initiatives, renewable energy courses, and other ways the community can reduce its impact on the environment.

“Every small step can make a big difference,” says Andy Kim, ACC’s director of environmental stewardship. “We want to do our part to promote sustainability and to make it easy for students, faculty, and staff to get on board. We need everyone’s help to create a sustainable ACC.”

The college’s efforts include Green Pass, a pilot program that begins in January and provides Capital Metro bus passes to students and employees at no cost to them. Capital Metro will be on hand at the November 19 event to answer questions about its service and help students determine the best ways to get campus to campus. Want to commute to ACC on a bike? Austin’s Bicycle Sport Shop will be there to talk with students about how to efficiently and safely navigate the roads.

During the Great Big Green Get-Together, Austin Energy will recognize ACC for earning a 3-star Green Building rating for the Rio Grande Campus parking garage, which opened this semester. Austin Energy awards the rating for the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings.

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