Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Recyclemania: UTSA community can help improve environment

Recycle Mania

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(Jan. 28, 2010)--The entire UTSA community can participate in Recyclemania -- the nationwide college and university competition that runs through Saturday, March 27. The UTSA recycling program has grown tremendously since it was created in 2005, and this is the fourth year of Recyclemania participation at UTSA. This year, UTSA will go up against some of the largest schools in the nation as well as 28 Texas universities.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data, which then are ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week's reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.

Sponsored by the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM), here's how students, faculty and staff can help the Recyclemania effort:

  • Recycle all paper in paper-only recycling containers on the UTSA campuses (catalogs, newspapers, boxes from frozen meals)
  • Deposit recyclable aluminum, plastic and glass bottles in the marked receptacles on campus.
  • Break down cardboard boxes and place them in designated locations or adjacent to paper recycling bins.

EHSRM staff will check the blue recycling containers daily throughout the UTSA Tri-campuses in common areas, offices, residence facilities and at ARAMARK dining services.

With everyone's help, the UTSA community can help improve the environment and take responsibility for a better future.

>> Read more at the UTSA Recycling Web site and the ARAMARK Sustainability Web site.

For more information, contact Anastacio Alvarez at 210-458-5808.

 

 

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UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.

That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.

Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.

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