Earth Day at UIW

Earth Week


2015 is the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day.

UIW will celebrate the week of April 20th.




April 20th


Global Sustain Tower

Noon @ Westgate Circle

Recycle on campus!  Sustain Student Organization erects the Global Sustain Tower as a visual reminder of what UIW students can do together!

sustain global tower


"TApped "Movie Screening: 

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. -- Library Auditorium

Tapped examines the role of the bottled water industry and its' effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.  View Film Trailer here:

Co-sponsored by UIW Earth Month Committee and Mabee Library.  Contact: or 210.805.5705









April 22

Bill Mulcahy Ecological Stewardship Award Presentation

12:00 p.m. the Big Oak in the quadrangle between Marian Hall and the Library

The Bill Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship was first conceived and given to the award’s namesake in 2007 in recognition of Bill Mulcahy, grounds Superintendent, for his leadership in ecological conservation and care of the land that is home to the University of the Incarnate Word. In 2008, Dr. Bob Connelly received the award.  Ben McPherson was the recipient in 2009, Sally Said received the award in 2010, and Adela Gott was the award winner in 2011. In 2012, Sr. Helena Monahan accepted the award on behalf of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the 2013 winner was Biology Professor Dr. Bonnie McCormick. Dr. Patricia Lieveld, professor at the Feik School of Pharmacy, received the award posthumously in 2014.

The Blue Hole








Headwaters' EARTH DAY In the Woods

8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.– Headwaters Sanctuary (Behind UIW baseball Fields)

On Earth Day, Headwaters will host volunteers for a day in the woods, including 92 students from Monticello Academy and 45 students from St. Anthonys Catholic High School for a day of service, education, and play in the Headwaters Sanctuary. Headwaters is all about restoring our connection to Earth as we work to restore health to the land, which makes the Headwaters Sanctuary a great place to celebrate Earth Day – and every day! The day will have educational activities, such as a nature scavenger hunt, and plant native plants around the Sanctuary, while the others will provide volunteer service in restoration ecology and trail maintenance.   Staff and students are welcome to join the restoration project, please RSVP.

Sponsored by Headwaters at Incarnate Word
Contact: Helen Ballew, 210.828.8884 ext 232 or



 Earth Day Fair

11:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.– West Gate Circle

Featuring fair booths
• Meditation & Yoga Demonstration
• Europe & Sustainability Booth
• Information about Compost & Rainwater Harvesting , Community Garden and Solar House
• Sustain Student Organization  

There will also be a BYOB (Bring your own Bottle) Tasting Event - Offering different teas, elixirs and flavored beverages from around the globe.

Co-sponsored by UIW Earth Month Committee, International Affairs and Sustain Student Organization
Contact: or 210.805.5705







EARTH DAY Guest Speaker

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Mabee Library Special Collections

The Mabee Library is pleased to host an event honoring the publication of The Environment in American History: Nature and the Formation of the United States by our own Dr. Jeff Crane. Please join us in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room ofor a reading and book signing. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or




UIW Wellness Center and UIW Fencing Center information, Zero-Waste picnic & learn about study abroad opportunities. Bring your own bottle and support our Zero-Waste goal!

Co-sponsored by UIW Earth Month Committee, International Affairs, European Study Center and Sodexo

Contact: or 210.805.5705










Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend should contact the ADA coordinator at least five university business days prior to the event at or 210-829-6035