Welcome UIW students!

Earth Month at UIW is designed to build up to Earth Day, raising awareness among students and faculty by encouraging them to take action. Earth Day originated in 1970, riding the crest of the wave of student protests and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s to becoming the single largest protest in American history. Since then, the emergent environmental justice movement has advocated for the protection of environmental degradation for all people regardless of gender, class, race, nationality or ability. The message is clear that environmental justice is social justice and racial justice. Earth Day has since become a global phenomenon that annually inspires millions of people around the world. The impetus behind such an event as Earth Day is to spread the message that every day is Earth Day.


Calendar of Events

Friday, April 1, 2022

"Vermiculture, Vermicompost and Beneficial Insects" with the UIW Biology Department

10 a.m. - Noon

With Megan Lowder (Instagram @efficientearthling) and Dr. Richard Peigler, UIW Biology Department


Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7, 2022

National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders National Conference

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

QR code to register for the conferenceWith keynote speakers Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Dr. Jennifer Atkinson, Antonio P. Carriere and Jillian Morris. This conference connects students to leading green career experts and thought leaders in Sustainability Studies. UIW is a sponsor, meaning UIW students get:

  • FREE ACCESS to all conference sessions and workshops including the virtual exhibition hall

To register, scan this QR code and fill in the requested information or visit the link below.

Register for April 6 and 7, 2022


Saturday, April 9, 2022

Garden Days at the Gorman Gardens

Behind the Gorman Building | 10 a.m. - noon

Come dressed to get your hands in the soil and help in ensuring the growth of our garden effort. For more information, search “Garden Days” on GivePulse or contact miele@uiwtx.edu.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Plant Giveaway

West Gate Circle and SEC | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come pick up yours for free until they’re gone! Choose from succulents or herbs. Free while supplies last!


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Earth Fair

West Gate Circle and SEC | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Award Ceremony

West Gate Circle | 2 p.m.

Join us as we recognize the recipients of the William Mulcahy Awards for Ecological Stewardship. UIW receives its award for being certified as a Green Business by the City of San Antonio.


Monday, April 21, 2022

"Let’s Taco ‘Bout Mental Health"

West Gate Circle and SEC | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Saturday, April 23, 2022

5th Annual Cardinals in the Community: A Global Day of Service

Student Engagement Center Ballroom | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability invites the community to participate in the annual spring service day, "Cardinals in the Community: A Global Day of Service" on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UIW Broadway campus. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help beautify and prolong the life of the campus' Community Gardens, address food insecurity and more. Don’t forget to bring five canned goods to benefit the Cardinals’ Cupboard! For more information, please contact the Ettling Center at 210-283-6423 or ccl@uiwtx.edu, or visit us in AD 158.

Register for April 23, 2022


Friday, April 29, 2022

Garden Days at the Gorman Gardens

Behind the Gorman Building | 10 a.m. - Noon

Come dressed to get your hands in the soil and help in ensuring the growth of our garden effort.

For more information, search “Garden Days” on GivePulse or contact miele@uiwtx.edu.