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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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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