ACC celebrates Earth Week with sustainability events and awareness

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates Earth Week with more than 70 events throughout the week of Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26. The events highlight the college’s commitment to sustainable practices. All events are free and open to ACC students, faculty, and staff.

The week will kick off with Keep Austin Beautiful Day, when volunteers from across the community join the city-wide effort to clean various parks around Austin. The cleanup will happen Saturday, April 20, near several ACC campuses, including Riverside, Northridge, Highland, and Rio Grande. Click here for more information. 

Highlighted Events

Clean As You Go Walk | Monday, April 22, 10:30-11:15 a.m. | Northridge Campus

Join the ACC STEPS program at Northridge Campus for a nature walk. Participants will check out the Wellness Walking paths and pick up litter along the way. Small prizes will be available to those who fill a bag at the end of the event.

FM2 X Sustainability Fair | Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Riverside Campus

Free Meal and Farmers Market is a free farmers market at Riverside Campus where students can obtain groceries and hot meals and learn about additional resources available to them. During Earth Week, there will also be a focus on sustainable practices and what people can do to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Learn more here.

Birdhouse Painting | Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m. | San Gabriel Campus

Come paint birdhouses to take home, hosted by the San Gabriel Campus ACCelerator! The event is free and open to all ACC students, faculty, and staff to stop in and plant some native seeds.

Bat House Building | Thursday, April 25, 4:30-7 p.m. | Highland Campus

Come help build bat houses that will be installed near campus field. The Architecture and Engineering Department will host a hands-on building event in the A/E workshop at Highland Campus. Participants must be 18+ and show their ACC ID in the lab.

Volunteer Friday at the Farm  | Friday, April 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Elgin Campus

Visit the Sustainable Student Farm at Elgin Campus and join the Agricultural Science students as they tend crops and care for the animals there.

Registration is recommended for each event, but it is not required. 

Other available opportunities include sustainability fairs, campus cleanups, plant parties, movie screenings, art activities, and more. All events are highlighted using the hashtags #EarthWeekACC and #sustainable ACC. These events are held in partnership with organizations around the city and community.

To see the full list of ACC Earth Week events, click here.

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