April 16, 2012- April 22, 2012
Earth Week is an internationally recognized event created to raise awareness about worldwide environmental issues. Raising awareness about environmental concerns is absolutely key to generating the necessary momentum from the community to create the greatest impact on our everyday world. Harnessing this opportunity to educate students about these issues is directly in line with the mission of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Students at UTSA have recognized this opportunity, and have taken it upon themselves to create a week of events to educate, celebrate, and showcase the University’s commitment to sustainable practices.
Being a student driven event, Earth Week is a unique opportunity to not only provide training to students in organizing a University wide event, but to also provide the resources to involve the San Antonio community, and to connect with a world-wide celebration. This yearly event helps to form a bridge with other student organizations, and align goals in showcasing their efforts in sustainable practices.
This year, students have organized events from campaigns to reduce water bottle use, to a Town Hall meeting about Hydraulic Fracturing. A full list of events can be found at the Earth Week website: http://www.earthweekutsa.com