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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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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Fulmore Middle School Bows to Wear Cooper Askins: Austin Science Teacher Puts EcoRise Into Action
Cooper Askins is a science teacher at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas. Cooper’s appreciation of EcoRise is linked to his experiences living and teaching in Tanzania. Seeing a population that lacked fresh water and sufficient food, one without a sustainable approach to...
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Sustainable Living Practices

Percentage of students who adopted at least one new green habit or behavior.
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