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A group of AISD UpClose participants have chosen to work with Davis toward a sustainability-related initiative. Working with Mrs. Isaacs, our wonderful Science Lab Coordinator, we have chosen an anti-idling campaign for the pick-up line combined with planting native and pollinator-friendly plants along the playground fence to help buffer the air from car traffic. 

Plants will include native prairie verbena, bush verbena, butterfly milkweed, salvia, tropical sage, passion flower vine, mallow, and mistflower. These are all hardy species that also require little water once established. 

Ways to get involved:

  • If you would like to be added to the ongoing planning and communication about the project, please email jenive.isaacs@austinisd.org
  • If you have a group interested in helping prepare the area for planting, Mrs. Isaacs is available to lead lessons, give support and resources to any who are interested in helping
  • We will also need help planting, hopefully on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd
  • We will need help watering, caring for the new plants after they are planted
  • Students are invited to join the Green Team to help with an awareness campaign
    • Students can learn about then strategize the best way to educate parents about the initiative
    • Here is a news story about Highland Park’s efforts for an anti-idling campaign

Thanks in advance for any help and support you can offer!


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