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EcoRise 2013-2014 Year-in-Review Infographic


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EcoRise opted for an infographic year-end report this year! Our fiscal year runs August 1 to July 31 annually. In the infographic you will learn about our student and teacher impacts, community partners, outreach and other success stories. Questions? Contact us:

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EcoRise 2013-2014 Year-in-Review Infographic

  1. 1. With a mission to “inspire youth to design a sustainable future for all,” EcoRise has been growing leaps and bounds this year. The progress illustrated below is a result of the passion, dedication and generous investment from a community that cares. Together, we can ignite a generation of innovation and build a better world. 15 High School 3 Middle School 2 Higher Education 1 ElementarySCHOOLS 21 Two hundred and ninety STUDENT INNOVATIONS Reducing plastics Water wise landscapes Compost systems Organic gardens Green packaging Species preservation Salad bar improvements Air quality testing Goat raising Environmental art Energy conservation Upcycled fashion Restaurant food waste River cleanup Reducing phantom loads Organic farming and foods Litter abatement Permaculture projects Water conservation Living walls Invasive species Prairie preservation Snake awareness Green roof Chicken entrepreneurship Habitat signage Beekeeping Cistern mural Beach cleanup Redesigning food labels Upcycled products Barton springs preservation Mobile gardens Outdoor classrooms Outdoor seating Irrigation systems 1400 Students 33 Teachers ECORISE SERVING SCHOOLS 99 VOLUNTEERS 750 HOURS Balcones Resources Austin Eco-Network Dripping Springs Ollas Austin Watershed H-E-B/Central Market Office of Sustainability Austin Water In.gredients Treehouse dwg studio Yard2Table University of Texas Austin Permaculture Guild Upcycle Organics Green Gate Farms Save Our Springs Living Springs Eastside Compost Pedallers Austin Latinos in Architecture Home Depot Lowe’s Geogrowers Keep Austin Beautiful Far South Nursery Callahans Rockstar Bagels Southside Flying Pizza P A R T N E R S $16,000 awarded to five campuses 13 FIELD TRIPS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT C O M M U N I T Y Eco-Foundations Design Studio Eco-Audit Eco-Smarts EcoPreneurship Biomimicr y ORIGINAL NOW LAUNCHING IN THE WORKS SXSW Eco Heart of Texas Green Expo Green Drinks Austin FRESH WEBSITE MORE CHANNELS NEW PROMO VIDEO SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AWARDS & RECOGNITION ECORISE CURRICULUM OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS LOOKING AHEAD Keep Austin Beautiful | Education Award Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin | Award for Collaboration State of Texas Alliance for Recycling | Award for Outstanding Youth Education & Outreach Program Austin Green Business Leader | Platinum Level GuideStar | Gold Seal In the coming years, EcoRise will expand across Texas, offer new curriculum, and launch an online platform. Here’s to a BRIGHT GREEN FUTURE National Green School Conference AISD’s Environmental Stewardship Conference Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) 93%increased 21st Century skills • Creative Thinking • Problem Solving • Brainstorming • Leadership 92%adopted new sustainable living practices • Eating Healthier • Energy Conservation • Water Conservation • Reducing Waste 92%increased environmental literacy • Water Availability • Local Food • Recycling • Alternative Energy 89%increased understanding of real-world application of science Student Impact Teacher Impact 90%describe EcoRise curriculum as easy-to-use and engaging 81%report EcoRise has connected them to a larger community 75%report EcoRise brings new energy to their teaching practice *high implementing teachers report 93% *high implementing teachers report 86% 2013 - 2014 A YEAR IN REVIEW