Mayor Adler Celebrates Students’ Green Achievements

May 10, 2019 - 10:55 am

Mayor adler speaks with students about their sustainability projects.

Last Friday, May 3, our office and EcoRise hosted the 5th Annual Central Texas Student Innovation Showcase at Austin City Hall. Held to celebrate STEM-based student sustainability projects, this year’s showcase featured grant recipients from Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD, and several charter and private schools.

Since 2014, we have partnered with EcoRise to fund their Eco-Audit projects with Bright Green Future Grant funding. This funding helps students solve real-world sustainability challenges concerning energy, water, waste, transportation, air quality, food, and public spaces.

Mayor Steve Adler has attended the event for the past three years, and enjoys celebrating the enthusiasm, ingenuity, and commitment of the students while posing for a selfie or two.

The weather outside may have been dark and gloomy, but inside City Hall, the students presenting their innovative work created a bright, green, festive mood.

Kids with teachers stand in front of the City council dias. Most of the kids are wearing matching red shirts.

Mayor Steve Adler speaks with students about their sustainability projects. The photo is taken from above.  Mayor Steve Adler speaks with students about their sustainability projects. One student is standing nearby holding a green plant.

Students talk with an adult about their project, titled "Sustainable Egg Project"  Photo taken from above in Austin CIty Hall. The atrium is full and buzzing with students and adults.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler speaking in council chambers.  Teacher standing up to be recognized as other audience members clap.

Students speaking to an adult about their sustainable projects.