Roadrunners go green for Earth Week with eco-friendly activities
(April 19, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Office of Sustainability is challenging Roadrunners to make some simple lifestyle changes that can make a big impact on the earth. Some examples include turning off the water while brushing teeth, double side print jobs, riding a bike or carpooling to work and turning off the television when it's not in use. The UTSA community is encouraged to get families and friends involved and make the actions go viral.
"Many of our students are passionate about and work hard to improve the environment," said Keith Muhlestein, director of the UTSA Office of Sustainability. "This month, we're encouraging all Roadrunners to adopt one new action every day with the goal of establishing Earth-friendly habits."
UTSA has a long-standing tradition of being eco-friendly. Recycling bins are spotted on every corner of campus, hydration stations encourage students to refill water bottles, and the iconic Sombrilla Fountain flows with reclaimed water from the UTSA air conditioning system. Most recently, UTSA students came together to build and grow a community garden on campus.
UTSA Earth Week events:
Science and the Planet Series: From Concern to Effective Action: Individuals and the Environment
Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), UTSA Main Campus
UTSA alum and Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Natural Resources Director Peter Bella will discuss climate policy and how to take action to improve the planet's health.
Surplus Property Block Party
Friday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Surplus Property Warehouse, Center for the Archeological Research (CAR), UTSA West Campus
Wear green and join the block party. The first 50 walk-in visitors will receive a free Bur Oak seedling. Employees can check out the inventory of surplus property items available for reuse and redistribution on campus.
Earth Day Open House
Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM), UTSA West Campus
Everyone is invited to the grand opening of the new EHSRM Modular Building. Be there at 10:30 for the tree planting ceremony to replace the live oak removed during construction. Enjoy refreshments and Earth Day giveaways and learn about UTSA recycling.
Guests are also encouraged to stop by the Purchasing office next door on West Campus to learn how to buy earth-friendly products.
The UTSA Sustainability program promotes conservation initiatives and moves the university toward a more sustainable environment. It aims to meet the needs of present users while ensuring that future generations can meet their needs. Students, staff, and faculty are focused on a wide range of programs to improve the environmental and energy performance of our campuses and of our communities.
Learn more about UTSA Earth Week.
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Learn more about the UTSA Surplus Property.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to the Community Networking events hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population.H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Start in the Paseo then branch out around campus so you know where to go on the first day of classes.University Center Paseo, Main Campus
This event offers a preview of the UC’s programs and services that students can enjoy throughout the year. There will be food and giveaways too.University Center Paseo, Main Campus