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.
The program's growth and scale is enabled by the Materials Marketplace platform, a cloud-based marketplace for posting, finding and exchanging underutilized materials.
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.
Over 300 local businesses - small and large, non-profits, educational institutions and community organizations share resources through the program.
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.
• 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.
• If you do not see the material you want in the "available" materials tab, you can create a wanted material listing by clicking "Add Material > Wanted Material". Select the Materials Marketplace Users audience for all wanted materials' listings.
• To see materials available from other AISD staff and teachers, search "AISD" at the top of the page:
• 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.
• Note that this is a US-wide platform - search by location as well to see listings closest to your location.
Posting AISD Materials
• AISD-owned materials MUST remain within the AISD network. When posting an available material, add the following to your listing description to alert other users.
Listing available for AISD teachers and staff only.