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Monday April 21, 2014

Bike Rodeo

Rowdy Lawn (Between the Bookstore and the MH Building) 11am – 2pm

Join us for the first annual Outdoor Pursuits Bike Rodeo at Earthweek 2014. Located at the Rowdy Lawn from 11am to 2pm on Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd, come apply your mountain bike skills on a series of obstacles designed to test your balance, agility, and determination.

Have a bike with squeaky brakes, a misaligned derailleur that keeps you from shifting? Our mechanics will help you fix common problems and get you rolling again. We will teach you how to be a bike expert in no time.

Would you like to be able to borrow bikes from the Outdoor Resource Center free of charge? Take our 45 minute bike orientation where you will learn how to safely ride, shift, brake and negotiate some on and off trail terrain. After taking the orientation you will be able to check out bikes for the rest of your college experience!

The bike rodeo has something for everyone so come one, come all and get rowdy and get your roll on!

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Information Fair and Green Car Show

11:00am – 2:00pm Paseo

Visit every table, and receive a free EarthWeek T-Shirt!

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SWITCH Film Screening

7:30pm  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

economists.

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

THE FILM

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

remarkably pragmatic.

Switch is the first truly balanced energy film, embraced and supported by

people all along the energy spectrum ­ fossil and renewable, academic and

environmental.

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.

SwitchEnergyProject.com

Weigh the Waste

11:00p – 2:00p and 6:00p – 8:00p Roadrunner Café

Ever wonder how much food is wasted per day? Well, we intend to find out how much food goes uneaten here at UTSA at the Roadrunner Cafe. Plated leftovers will be collected from students and weighed in a container. The ultimate goal is to minimize the amount of wasted food through awareness!

 

Thursday April 24, 2014

Paper Shredding

9:00a – 3:00p   Parking Lot Outside HEB UC Ballroom

Join UTSA students, faculty, and staff in a University-wide event to shred and recycle! Bring your old tests, forms, and unwanted paper materials to the Convocation Center and watch it shred.

Goodwill Donation Station

12noon – 2pm Caparral Village Parking Lot (next to San Saba Hall)

Join the Student Government Association 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 24rd from 12 – 2pm

 

Residential Campus Clean Up

5pm – 6pm Meet at the Laurel Village Front Office


Residents of San Saba Hall, Laurel Village, and Chaparral Village are invited to assist in the beautification of our housing locations. Residents will walk around the residential areas picking up scattered trash in the area so that the community is cleaner.

**Must live within UTSA Housing or Residence Halls**

 

Weigh the Waste

11:00p – 2:00p and 6:00p – 8:00p Roadrunner Café

Ever wonder how much food is wasted per day? Well, we intend to find out how much food goes uneaten here at UTSA at the Roadrunner Cafe. Plated leftovers will be collected from students and weighed in a container. The ultimate goal is to minimize the amount of wasted food through awareness!

 

Environmentally Themed Art Exhibition

7pm – 11pm High Wire Arts @ 326 W Josephine St Directions

The student organization, The United States Green Building Counsel, welcomes you to the first annual Environmentally Themed Art Exhibition. The event will be at High Wire Arts and will feature work from talented students in every college at UTSA. Refreshments and Free t-shirts will be provided!

 

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