PTA Sustainability Committee 

In recent years, the Sustainability Committee at Zilker Elementary has established an excellent foundation in creating a vibrant sustainable community. At Zilker, the Sustainability Committee includes the following initiatives:

•Health and Wellness (e.g., Z Healthy Fair, Bike/Walk campaigns, STAAR Yoga)

•School Grounds (e.g., landscaping, rain tanks)

•Environmental Practices (e.g., reuse, recycle, reduce)

•Jabo’s Garden (an organic, edible garden that is integrated into the school’s culture, curriculum and food program.  It is sponsored by Odd Duck)

The Committee’s mission is to serve as a resource and advocate for sustainability as defined above. Through educating students, staff, and community members the group strives to:

•promote environmental responsibility and healthy living with the school community

•encourage practices with sustainable living

•challenge students, staff, and the community to consider their ecological impact and ways to have a positive impact on the environment and healthy living

•give students a place to learn about and experience the connections between their actions, their health, their community, they environment and their food.

 Some areas we need assistance with are:

•Flower/plant bed maintenance

•Rain tank maintenance

•Recycling at events

•Edible garden maintenance

•Fall and Spring grounds workdays

•Volunteers for ZHealthy Night

We need your help! If you are interested in helping and/or being a part of this committee, please contact Sustainability Committee Chairperson, Jill Rhoden at jill.rhoden@hotmail.com