For Teachers and Staff

Austin Independent School District

The Austin Materials Marketplace is an online platform allowing local Austin businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials. Since 2014, hundreds of connections have led to over 44,000 cu feet of material being diverted from the landfill and to highest and best use.

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The Austin Materials Marketplace is an easy-to-use resource for AISD teachers to find classroom supplies and materials for new projects, and to share materials between classrooms and campuses.

 

By sourcing materials from the Austin Materials Marketplace, teachers also have a new opportunity to engage students in sustainable practices.

 In addition to diverting waste from landfills, materials recovered through the program generate cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.

 
 

Technology Enabled

The program's growth and scale is enabled by the Materials Marketplace platform, a cloud-based marketplace for posting, finding and exchanging underutilized materials.

Business Led

The platform provides a safe, secure and controllable tool for your businesses. Solutions in the marketplace have true triple-bottom-line benefits; creating economic value that's also good for the environment and the community.

Community Driven

Over 230 local businesses - small and large, non-profits, educational institutions and community organizations share resources through the program.

Award-winning

The Materials Marketplace has won awards from the World Economic Forum, Environmental Leader, and the International Economic Development Council.

 
 
 
 

Rules for Participation

Please carefully read and follow the below guidelines for AISD faculty and staff in the Austin Materials Marketplace.

 
 
 
 
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Sourcing Materials

• AISD staff and teachers are welcome to source materials from outside of AISD for classroom and facility use only, not for personal use. 

• At this time, transportation and logistics need to be arranged between you and the owner of the material. AISD staff will not be able to assist.

• Similarly, AISD can not offer warehouse space for temporary storage of materials.

• To see materials available from other AISD staff and teachers, search "AISD" under the materials tab:

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• The majority of materials on the Austin Materials Marketplace are available free of charge. However, if a material is listed with a price by its owner, AISD will not be able to purchase materials through the program.

Posting AISD Materials

• AISD-owned materials MUST remain within the AISD network. When posting an available material, set the audience to Internal to make it available to other AISD users only.

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• Transportation and logistics need to be arranged between you and the taker of the material. AISD staff will not be able to assist.

• The following items are not allowed to be posted by AISD teachers and staff in the Materials Marketplace: fixed assets (AISD asset-tagged property with value over $500), furniture (office desks, cabinets, etc.), and technology. Solutions are being explored to allow these items to be posted on the platform at a future date.


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The US BCSD shall, and shall take reasonable steps to cause its contractors to, abide by the following confidentiality provision: The US BCSD shall maintain the confidentiality of all confidential information provided by Participant and identified in writing as confidential (“Participant Confidential Information”) and will not use or disclose such Participant Confidential Information to others without the prior written consent of Participant except for the purposes contemplated herein or when such use or disclosure is required by order of a court or governmental agency. Prior to disclosing Participant Confidential Information to the AMM Program Team and other participants in the AMM Program, such other participants shall be bound by the same or substantially similar confidentiality provision. Participant shall maintain the confidentiality of all information identified in writing as confidential and provided to Participant by the US BCSD (“Project Confidential Information”) and will not use or disclose such Project Confidential Information to others without the prior written consent of the US BCSD, except for the purposes contemplated herein or when such use or disclosure is required by order of a court or governmental agency. Information that is generally known to the public other than as a result of a breach of this section, or that has been disclosed to the US BCSD or Participant, as the case may be, on a non-confidential basis by third parties who have a right to do so shall not be deemed Participant Confidential Information or Project Confidential Information. The terms of this section shall survive and remain in effect following any termination of this Agreement for a period of five (5) years. The US BCSD shall be allowed to publish or grant rights to publish information regarding the AMM Program, provided that no Participant Confidential Information shall be disclosed, without the prior written consent of the Participant.
 
 

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