Volunteer Coordinator

5 ways to “green-up” your classroom for the new school year

In 2040, kindergartners who start school today will be 30 years old! They will be teachers, engineers, doctors, and city council members. They will be Generation Zero – Austin’s first generation to grow up with and implement comprehensive zero-waste strategies, diverting over 90% of waste from local landfills, reducing consumption of non-renewable resources, and living in a greener city than any of us can currently imagine. Those lofty goals start with simple actions which everyone can start to implement this school year.

A Lens into Nature

Green Teens engages middle and high school students at nine local schools in weekly activities during which students identify problems and solutions, engage in service projects, and use digital technology to explore new questions and share their experiences.