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Lani May Assists in Sustainability Office Transition


Lani May, Facilities Senior Environmental and Real Estate Planner, will be temporarily assigned, half time, to support the university’s sustainability initiatives. In addition to her role in Facilities, Planning and Development, she will serve as a Sustainability Projects Manager in The College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, which now houses the Office of Sustainability.

LaniMayThis important role is paramount to the continued success of the UTSA Sustainability Program and our sustainability goals.  Lani has been a strong advocate for sustainability and green initiatives throughout the campus community for many years. Lani has led efforts in sustainable transportation, with the development of the Main Campus Bicycle Mobility Plan, support of Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety programs, the City of San Antonio Zero Vision Program, and her outreach for pedestrian Safety at the Downtown Campus.

She has been a strong advocate for many other sustainability initiatives, including: the Campus Garden, Monarch Butterfly habitat, Arbor Day planting of 75 trees on campus, and the establishment of policies to assure sustainable facilities practices in purchasing green cleaning products, and waste diversion beginning in product line procurement, where applicable. 

She collaborated with other campus stakeholders in applying for and implementing environmental protection grants, including:  Water Quality in the Leon Creek Watershed Recharge Zone as a Function of Land Useā€¦. and Living Laboratory;  Roof Top Harvesting and Storm water Disbursement over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone: A Retrofit for Previously Untreated Impervious Cover; and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Facility upgrades.

We look forward to Lani’s continued involvement in supporting and enhancing UTSA’s sustainability programs, as a part of the Office of Sustainability, now housed in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning.


Posted 6-11-2018