Earth Day at UIW

UIW Earth Month

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2016 is the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day.

UIW will celebrate the Month of April

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April 6

"Gasland"- Film Screening

12 pm @ Library Auditorium

Josh sets out to interview those who live near natural gas hydrolic fracturing or "fracking" drilling sites, and his findings are frightening -- their wate wells contaminated, residents can actually set their tap water on fire. Visits to sites in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas yield similar horrific findings.

Co-sponsored by UIW Earth Month Committee and Mabee Library. Contact: Ben McPherson, 210.829.3154 or mcpherso@uiwtx.edu

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April 12

Recycling Here and Now with Dr. Alison Whittemore

9am - AT&T Science Center, Room 122 

Learn about recycling efforts and how you can make a difference.  Hosted by School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.  For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or ycburns@uiwtx.edu 

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April 13

"TApped "Movie Screening: 

12pm - 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: http://www.tappedthemovie.com/

Co-sponsored by UIW Earth Month Committee and Mabee Library.  Contact: Ben McPherson, 210.829.3154 or mcpherso@uiwtx.edu

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April 19

Sustainability Issues Associated with the Zika Virus

2 pm - Mabee Library Auditorium

Hosted by School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.  For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or ycburns@uiwtx.edu 
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April 20

Water Purification, Restoration, Ecology and Butterflies as Models for Conservation

2 pm - Mabee Library Auditorium

Hosted by School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or ycburns@uiwtx.edu 

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April 21

Bill Mulcahy Ecological Stewardship Award Presentation

12pm - AT&T Science Building Lobby (Location change due to weather)

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.

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How Can You Prevent Climate Change? with Dr. Rosa Cardenas

12 pm - AT&T Science Building Lobby (Location change due to weather)

Hosted by School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or ycburns@uiwtx.edu 

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Earth Day Fair - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


Featuring fair booths
• Meditation & Yoga Demonstration
• Europe & Sustainability Booth

• Student Dietetic Association Booth
• Information about Compost & Rainwater Harvesting , Community Garden and Solar House
• AND MORE!

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
Contact: intl@uiwtx.edu  or 210.805.5705
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Other Earth Month Events

Headwaters' EARTH DAY In the Woods

TBD – 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 helen.ballew@amormeus.org 

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