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Equinox 2017--Reduce Your Global Impact


YOU can improve UTSA’s & the Planet’s Health. Be a part of the Equinox Movement at UTSA.

Every day you can add one activity to improve the environment. Join your fellow Roadrunners in recycling, reducing, reusing, and redistributing. Challenge your friends and family to join you.

Week One:

Monday: Recycle at least 10 clean items by placing them in the blue bins +

Tuesday:  Turn off the lights when you leave a room +

Wednesday:  Adjust the temperature in your house by 1-2 degrees +

Thursday: Set your computer to sleep/hibernate mode after 15 min of inactivity +

Friday:  Carry and use a refillable water bottle +

Saturday: Run the dishwasher only when it’s full +

Sunday: Carry shopping bags and refuse the stores’ plastic bags 

Week Two:

Monday: Challenge your friends to reduce, reuse, and recycle—pick your favorite environmentally friendly behavior and ask them to join you for a week. Try to make your action go viral. +

Tuesday: Take an e-shower +

Wednesday: Eat at least one meal of leftovers +

Thursday: Don’t eat meat nor packaged foods.+

Friday: Plant a tree

Saturday: Ride your bike or the bus, or carpool

Sunday: Vow to—and do—give up plastic bags

Week Three:

Monday: Go meat-free all day. +

Tuesday: Double side all your print jobs. +

Wednesday: Turn off the water while brushing your teeth, shaving, and washing your face. +

Thursday: Carry and use a refillable coffee mug. +

Friday: Be sure to clean the lint filter before or after every dryer load.  Minimize the amount of time you run this very energy-inefficient appliance. +

Saturday: Turn off the TV when not in use. +

Sunday: Recycle at least 10 items today and every day.

Week Four:

Monday: Meatless Monday AND Wednesday—add another meat-free day to each week. +

Tuesday: Set your computer monitor to switch off when not in use. +

Wednesday: Combine errands so you’re driving less; buy online. +

Thursday: Take mass transit or ride a bike. +

Friday: Write a letter to your Congressional representative or senator urging action on climate change. + 

Saturday: Replace light bulbs with LED lights. +

Sunday: Turn off the water while lathering in the shower…all week.

Check out what UTSA Dining is doing to help improve our environment.  Check out several of Campus Services' ecologically focused activities.  

RECYCLE 10+ items every day. Learn how.

Go online and donate trees to be planted in the country of your choice.

Watch the “UTSA Sustainability Profiles:”

John Clifford
Karen Engates
Alex Trevino
Summer Solstice
Dave Riker
Steve Ackley

Watch the "TATE" videos: Every summer since 2012, UTSA has offered Transfer Academy for Tomorrow's Engineers (TATE),  a summer program for students transferring into the College of Engineering, typically from one of the Alamo Community Colleges.  The students sharpen their writing, math, and communication skills by developing 5-7 minute videos on the topic of Communicating Climate Change.







Updated 9-13-2017