(Sept. 24, 2010)--The Movement, a UTSA student organization based on philanthropy and going green, will host the "Bag the Plastic" recycling initiative beginning at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27. Group members will knock on doors at apartment complexes near the UTSA Main Campus to collect plastic grocery bags for recycling.
"This initiative is to do a service not only for students, but also the environment," said Travis Jourdan, a member of The Movement. "Another main goal is to make people aware of how toxic these bags are to the ecosystem, which affects humans and animals."
According to Jourdan, approximately one billion seabirds and mammals die each year by ingesting plastic bags, and more than 100,000 marine mammals eat the plastic bags and suffer a painful death.
Plastic bags are made of polyethylene, a petroleum product. With four to five trillion plastic bags manufactured each year, approximately one third of them are thrown away with only one percent being recycled. It takes 1,000 years for one polyethylene bag to break down, and as it does, toxic substances leach into the soil and enter the food chain.
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Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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