Grounds Superintendent Bill Mulcahy
2013 includes the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day, and while UIW will celebrate on April 22, events are scheduled throughout April.
Wednesday, April 3, 1:30-2:45 p.m. and 3 to 4:15 p.m. - Mabee Library Auditorium
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word, a Gift from the Creator, an Invitation to Us will be shared by Helen Ballew, director of the Headwaters Coalition, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Read more at http://www.headwaterscoalition.org/
Co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and UIW Liturgical Outreach
Contact: Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 3 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Marian Circle
International Affairs will be handing out free canvas bags to the UIW Community through the Study Abroad Office. Stop by our table at Marian Circle to get your free bag and learn of other cultures that use them daily. Get ideas on how you can repurpose your canvas bag.
Co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and UIW International Affairs
Contact: Amy DeStefano, email@example.com
Tuesday, April 16 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Tilton Room (Joyce Building)
Dr. Patricia Lieveld, Professor in the Feik School of Pharmacy and volunteer with Women’s Global Connection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, will share a wealth of experiences from her research on global water issues, especially as they affect women and children. She will offer her stories about the exciting clean water and water access initiatives underway in Tanzania with WGC’s partner women’s group. Come hear this important presentation and ways you can be involved. Light snacks provided.
Co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and Women’s Global Connection
Contact: Alison Buck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 18 -- Feik School of Pharmacy
Co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and Feik School of Pharmacy
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Yablonski, email@example.com
Monday, April 22 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Marian Hall Ballroom
Bill Barker with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability will give a presentation on the concept of sustainability and how it is being applied in San Antonio. The presentation will touch on the relationships among water, solid waste, energy, transportation and land development.
Co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and City of San Antonio
Contact: Dr. Osman Özturgut, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 22 – 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Westgate Circle
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. Last year's recipient was Sr. Helena Monahan, who accepted the award on behalf of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
The Earth Month Committee is accepting nominations for the 2013 William E. Mulcahy Award. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, April 15. Submissions should include a short summary of the nominee's contribution to the preservation of the planet and may be submitted to the Earth Month Committee, c/o Sally Said, Modern Languages Department, or by email to email@example.com.
Monday, April 22 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.– Marian Hall
Join members of the UIW Sustainability Committee for a discussion of green initiatives currently underway on campus, with a focus on what UIW will look like in 2025.
Co-Sponsored by UIW Earth Month Committee, UIW Sustainability Committee, and Aramark
Contact: Troy Knickerbocker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 22 – 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.– Outside Marian Hall
ARAMARK, UIW's housekeeping provider, will be showcasing the new cleaning system that is being implemented on campus. Along with great information we will be giving out free food, free water bottles and we will be conducting demonstrations on the new technology. This technology, Electrically Activated Water (EAW), will allow ARAMARK to clean the entire main campus while reducing the carbon footprint of the University. Come learn, enjoy and support the MOST environmentally responsible way to clean.
Co-Sponsored by UIW Earth Month Committee, ARAMARK
Contact: Julian Gonzalez, email@example.com
Wednesday, April 24 -- 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Dubuis Lawn
Co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and University Events and Student Programs
Contact: Paul Ayala, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 24 -- 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Marian Hall Patio
Co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and Residence Life
Contact: Nataly Gutierrez, Resident Assistant - Marian Hall
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
Wednesday, April 24 - 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - GB 212
Fourth Annual Earth Day Research Symposium Students, faculty and UIW community members will present research and discuss topics related to environmental issues.