In January, HISD announced a contest in partnership with the City of Houston to encourage the district’s young Michelangelos to learn more about recycling through art. Participants, grades K-12, were asked to create a work of art that reflected the contest’s theme, “I Recycle for Houston.” The winning pieces would be displayed on the side of City of Houston Solid Waste Management collection trucks.Continue reading
On Feb. 21, HISD welcomed representatives from ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell and Tricon Energy to a reception at Lantrip Elementary School where the community partners presented the district with $300,000 in donations to kick start a new recycling program.Continue reading
How does the fourth largest city in America manage recycling for more than 2 million residents? Creatively!
In partnership with the City of Houston, HISD presents the 2023 Truck Art Contest. Students are invited to tell the story of how recycling impacts Houston with innovative works of art centered around the theme “I Recycle for Houston.”Continue reading
The National Wildlife Federation is offering two grant opportunities for HISD schools. Applications are due Monday, June 15.
One grant focuses on secondary schools interested in developing nature-based solutions to community stormwater runoff or flooding. The second is open to all grade levels and emphases energy literacy.
Energy and Sustainability Quality Assurance Analyst Stephanie Walker said schools should apply despite the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading
The Houston Independent School District’s Energy and Sustainability Department is celebrating Earth Day throughout the month of April.
All HISD campuses are invited to participate in the department’s “Earth Month” campaign, which aims to raise awareness and educate the community about the impact humans have on the environment and promote sustainable actions that help schools reduce their carbon footprints.
“We are looking forward to the students, staff, parents, and community participating in fun-filled educational events that will allow us to look at our behavior and how sustainable we are,” HISD Facilities Services Officer Alisha Jolivette said. “It is our hope that we will all participate in recycling opportunities and carry out sustainable initiatives.” Continue reading