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.