Ricardo Palomares: Filming EcoRise

“EcoRise involves such cool activities like planting school gardens and building structures. I felt it was important to convey why they are doing these things. I liked using wide shots of classroom settings, and also close-ups of individuals engaged in everyday activities. This provides a more intimate perspective on EcoRise and those involved in its work.”

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Gina LaMotte and August Martin EcoRise Joins Austin Green Business Leaders
EcoRise Youth Innovations was delighted to be approved as a Platinum Leader of Austin Green Business Leaders (AGBL) in spring, 2014. Joining the program was an important achievement for EcoRise, as AGBL is a flagship program that allows a diversity of entities to showcase their...
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Dustin Fedako East Side Compost Pedallers and Kealing Middle School’s Pilot Compost Program
For almost two years now, East Side Compost Pedallers has been hard at work building up their community composting network in order to change the way people think about waste in Austin, Texas. Using a fleet of cargo bikes, they collect organic waste from homes and businesses and...
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Eastside Memorial High School: Revitalizing a Campus Courtyard and Building an Outdoor Classroom Eastside Memorial High School: Revitalizing a Campus Courtyard and Building an Outdoor Classroom
Thanks to the guidance of EcoRise Youth Innovations, a recent grant from the City of Austin’s “Bright Green Future” program, and a grant from Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s “GRO1000” program, Nicole Welling and six students of Eastside Memorial High School at the...
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21st Century Skills

Percentage of students who reported an increased understanding in problem solving.
"The EcoRise program gives students an opportunity to explore green solutions for global problems. The majority of my students commented that it really opened their eyes to the issues that surround us."
— EcoRise Partner Teacher