Roadrunner Footprint

Roadrunner Footprint is the roof under which our successes in sustainability are celebrated. Here, we walk you through the storybook and scorecard of UTSA sustainability. Our goal is for you to find our efforts engaging, impactful and inspiring. We want to know what’s your Roadrunner Footprint. Tell us about a sustainable project in your department or student organization that increases campus sustainability. Tell us what great sustainability projects your student organizations or departments are doing. Email the Office of Sustainability so we can share your stories.

To be among the leaders of our community, UTSA recognizes that we have an obligation to establish institutional goals that incorporate a strong commitment to carbon reduction through the application of the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainability. UTSA is resolved to provide practical learning opportunities that demonstrate to our students the transforming impacts that increasing carbon is having on global humanity. As a campus community, we are proud of our student organizations that champion projects and efforts to reduce carbon, increase social equity and reduce waste.

We also actively engage in sustainable business practices. Our departments embrace sustainable policies to reduce carbon from procurement and transportation, energy and water use, food and resources consumption, and sustainable materials management. UTSA recognizes our responsibility to collaborate with local entities to develop goals for carbon reduction.

UTSA prioritizes academics, research and service to our community. We recognize the importance access to quality education is to our community and we are addressing national deficiencies through programs, research, and initiatives to improve college attainment. Our faculty provides curriculum development that increases sustainable course topics, modules, and learning outcomes, into our degree plans.

As a leader in research with a Carnegie RI classification, UTSA understands the value of researching innovative technologies that improve carbon capture, sequestration and reduction. Further, our faculty pursues research addressing the relationship climate has on population, migration, water availability, impacts on culture, pollution, health, reduction of species diversity, gender equality, aging populations and economic vitality.