Thursday, September 03, 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.

 

 

Did You Know?

Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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