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Help promote a greener UTSA: Recyclemania runs Jan. 23-April 2

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(Jan. 18, 2011)--You can be a Recyclemaniac!

UTSA Business Auxiliary Services and Aramark dining services already are major partners in UTSA recycling efforts, and faculty, staff and students across the Tri-campuses can help by joining in Recyclemania, which runs Jan. 23-April 2. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, Recyclemania is a friendly competition between colleges and universities nationwide to promote waste reduction activities in their campus communities.

The Office of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM) has managed the UTSA recycling program for six years. The program continues to evolve to meet the needs of the growing campus community. During fiscal years 2008-2010, recycling bins were placed across the UTSA campuses as part of the overall goal to minimize waste and increase recycled materials to an average of 115 tons per quarter by 2016. In fiscal year 2010, UTSA averaged more than 113 tons of recycled material per quarter, indicating we are well on our way to the goal. Recyclemania participation can help achieve this goal.

The blue recycling bins across the campuses are key to UTSA becoming a greener university. Plus, during January, UTSA community members will notice the green and yellow Abitibi recycling dumpsters being removed and replaced with 20 new purple dumpsters from Greenstar LLC Recycling, which will be a contracted partner for two years.

These materials are accepted for recycling at UTSA:

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Printer ink cartridges
  • Mixed paper
  • Newspapers
  • Co-mingled plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers

For more information, visit the UTSA Recycling website or call 210-458-5250.

 

 

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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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