ACC Hosts Environmental Awareness Events in April

The Austin Community College District invites the college and community to take part in events that promote environmental awareness during the month of April.

“These events are a reflection of ACC’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” says Carla Jackson, associate director of ACC’s Center for Public Policy & Political Studies. “In organizing these events, our ultimate goal is to share environmental knowledge and trends that affect our communities today and into the future.”

All activities are free and open to the public. Students who need a sign language interpreter or other accommodations should contact John Aintablian at at least 48 hours in advance.

Events include:

Clean EnergY-Factor:Â Women in Clean Energy

Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.), Room 8500

This all-day event will include tabling by various green organizations, businesses, and government entities, as well as presentations by successful women in the clean energy field.

Sol Concert: Blues and Soul Concert Using Solar Power

Monday, April 16, 2-4 p.m.

Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.), in front of Building G

Local blues and “sol” musicians, including Austin’s own singer/guitarist John Gaar, will perform acoustically, amplified by a solar-powered system. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of ACC’s Renewable Energy programs and of the current state of solar power technology.

Earth Fair

Thursday, April 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Learn from fair participants about greener ways of living, such as eating/growing local, using alternative forms of energy, green building, and transportation. Light refreshments will be available.

Star Party

Friday, April 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Drive), Bldg. 2000

The Department of Physical Sciences encourages everyone to make the best of Central Texas’ clear skies and join an ACC Star Party at Round Rock Campus to gaze at and learn about outer space.

The following event is canceled.

Alternative Transportation: The Greener Choices

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Riverside Campus, parking lot in front of Building C

This all-day event showcases alternative transportation technologies. It features tabling by various groups (including AustinEV and Capital Metro), plus exhibitions of bicycles, electric scooters, and electric vehicles. Lecture hall G-8100 will feature presentations on topics ranging from bicycling to electric vehicle batteries.

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