(May 10, 2019) – UTSA’s commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable campus community has earned it a gold score from the City of San Antonio’s ReWorksSA certification. UTSA is the first university in San Antonio to receive the program’s highest designation, which recognizes businesses for their waste reduction and recycling efforts.
City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Director David W. McCary presented the award to UTSA staff and leadership at a May 7 ceremony on the university’s Main Campus. UTSA earned high marks for waste reduction and recycling best practices such as proper signage, green purchasing policies and regular recycling training.
“It was a real pleasure to see all the great work UTSA is doing, from all the different types of outreach, to the surplus program and how the university reinvests recycling revenue back into the program for improvements,” said Brian Halverson, environmental services manager in the City of San Antonio’s Solid Waste Management Department. “Very impressive work.”
Richard Garza and Anastacio Alvarez of the UTSA Environmental Health team spearheaded the university’s entry into the program. They manage UTSA’s recycling program and provide updates to the UTSA Sustainability Council.
UTSA was scored on a range of criteria including general practices, equipment and facilities, communication, recycling strategies and networking.
“We are thrilled that UTSA is a leader in the commercial recycling movement, and we encourage other businesses and institutions to join the movement in San Antonio to reduce, reuse and recycle in the workplace,” said Mikel Brown II, City of San Antonio commercial recycling management analyst.
Recent sustainability efforts at UTSA include:
“UTSA’s recycling program, founded by the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management, has grown to be a powerhouse in just a few short years,” said Mei Lani Cabico May, UTSA Director of Sustainability. “The university’s efforts have created a campus culture that embraces a sustainable product stream and engendered a reduce and reuse mode of operation within multiple departments at UTSA.”
Learn more about UTSA’s recycling program.
Learn more about ReWorksSA.
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