Main Campus Events
Free EarthWeek T-Shirts at Every Event!
(while supplies last
Friday April 19, 2013
UTSA Fiesta goes Green!
10:00a – 3:00p Sombrilla
Saturday April 20, 2013
Green Organizations Social
11am @ Raymond Russell Park
Monday April 22, 2013
Party on the Oval
12pm – 2pm Green oval space north of the Business Building
Come out and celebrate the completion of the UTSA campus gateway monuments at Peace Blvd., the Bauerle Road extension, transit bus hub, and oval and plaza greenbelts completed last fall. Help us kick off Earth Week with a Party on the Oval featuring live music, food, outdoor pursuits, free giveaways, and green day activities and info.
SWITCH Film Screening and Expert Panel
2:30pm – 5:30pm Retama Auditorium – UC 2.02.02
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Is fracking polluting our water?
How dangerous is nuclear?
Will gasoline prices continue to rise?
Can we clean up coal?
Can renewables really power our future?
Switch delivers straight answers to today¹s most controversial energy
questions, as energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world,
exploring leading energy sites, from coal to solar,
oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on
film. He seeks the truth from international leaders of government,
industry and academia, then cuts through the confusion to discover a path
to our energy future as surprising as it is practical.
Switch is part of the Switch Energy Project, a multi-pronged effort to
build a global understanding of energy. This screening is part of over
250 universities across the country participating in
the GSA Switch Energy Awareness & Efficiency Program, which launched last
fall at over 40 pilot schools with a student ambassador program,
efficiency drive and screening of the film.
Audiences have called Switch ³the first truly balanced energy film.” As no
documentary before it, SWITCH has been embraced and supported by people
across the energy spectrum: environmentalists
and academics, fossil and renewable energy experts, scientists and
³I took my students to a screening of SWITCH, and we spent most of the
following class discussing it, a testament to its value as an educational
tool. It was amazing…² — Amy Jaffe, Rice University Energy Program
³Every person in America should see and digest this film.² — Douglas
Johnson, Statoil ³SWITCH really puts all the pieces together, and makes me
optimistic for the future.² — Erin Geoffroy, Environmental Defense Fund
What does the future of energy really hold? Join energy visionary Dr.
Scott Tinker on a spectacular global adventure to find out.
Dr. Tinker explores the world¹s leading energy sites, from coal to solar,
oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. He
gets straight answers from the people driving energy today, international
leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he cuts through
the confusion to discover a path to our future that is surprising and
Switch is the first truly balanced energy film, embraced and supported by
people all along the energy spectrum fossil and renewable, academic and
Flying over Roscoe, the world¹s largest wind farm. Wind makes up 1.3% of
U.S. electricity today but some experts believe it could hit 20%.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Switch is part of the Switch Energy Project, a multi-prong effort designed
to build a balanced national understanding of energy.
It includes: the film, a huge video-based website sure to become one of
the web¹s foremost energy resources; a university screening and efficiency
program sponsored by the Geological Society of America and the Verizon
Foundation; and a primary school energy education program co-developed
with the American Geological Institute. The project is produced by Arcos
Films and directed by Harry Lynch.
Tuesday April 21, 2013
Goodwill Donation Station
12noon – 2pm Caparral Village Parking Lot (next to San Saba Hall)
Join the student organization, The Association for Information Systems, at the Goodwill Donation Station. Bring your old books, blankets, clothing, games, toys, hose wares, office supplies, shoes, tv and small appliances to donate on April 23rd from 12 – 2pm
Information Fair and Green Car Show
11:00am – 3:00pm Paseo
Visit every table, and receive a free EarthWeek T-Shirt!
4:00pm – 7:00pm East Convocation Lawn (outside Chili’s Too)
GreenLove is an On-Campus Music Festival promoting UTSA’s efforts to sustainability. UTSA’s student organization will showcase their individual efforts to making the campus more sustainable. The bands will perform on a solar-powered stage til 7 PM, then we will move to an acoustic set and Outdoor Pursuits will host an on-campus camp out including demonstrations. Brought to you by: The Movement
Tuesday – Wednesday April 23, 2013 – April 24, 2013
Earth Week Campus Camp Out
6:30 pm Tuesday, April 23rd – 8:00 am Wednesday, April 24th
East Convo lawn (outside Chili’s Too)
Sleep out under the stars with UTSA Campus Recreation and the Movement. Back country cooking demo 6:30 pm. All equipment (tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, headlamps) provided on- site free of charge.
Rsvp to Campus Recreation Outdoor Pursuits, 458-6720. Walk-ups welcome, while supplies last (first 40)