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RecycleMania Overview

UTSA’s Environmental Health Safety Risk Management department and the Green Society teamed up to lead the UTSA community in RecycleMania. The friendly competition encourages universities across the U.S. and Canada to promote waste reduction activities.

UTSA placed 3rd among 15 Texas universities participating in RecycleMania, an eight-week intercollegiate competition. The competition started on February 4 and ended March 31, 2018. UTSA placed 51st out of the 228 colleges competing across the United States and Canada to recycle more as a percentage of overall waste.

The Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management team (EHSRM) in UTSA’s Office of Public Safety has been the backbone of this competition, and their efforts help our campus maintain a strong focus on recycling all year long. With the support of student organizations, UTSA has participated in this competition for 11 years and plans to continue this tradition. “We aim to get into the top 10% of participating schools,” said Richard Garza, Environmental and Construction Safety Manager in EHSRM. “We’ve got our sights set on surpassing UTMB and UT Austin soon.”

Business Affairs thanks the EHSRM team along with UTSA faculty, staff, and students who have been strong allies during this campaign. We are proud that the Roadrunner community contiRecyclingLogonues to demonstrate its commitment to a culture of sustainability.

2016: UTSA ranked 34th of the 205 participants in 2016.

2018: UTSA Rocks RecycleMania Recycling Runners Rank Third in Texas in International Competition

Annual State Employee Charitable Campaign allows faculty and staff to give back


The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is the workplace giving campaign for State of Texas employees, including state universities and colleges. The University of Texas at San Antonio participates in the SECC with the coordination of donations managed by the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

2018 Goal: $175,000

Campaign Dates: October 1 to November 2

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SECC Fundraisers

Online Silent Auction
Additional Fundraiser – Donate your art, photos, crafts, etc. and bid on these items! Proceeds benefit Texas charities.

Weekly Drawing
Each week, SECC contributors can win fabulous prizes! Pledge before each Friday to be entered to win.

Basura Bash 2018

Basura Bash: Nearly 90 students, staff, and faculty participated in campus area clean-ups of creek-beds, clearing the path for rain run-offs this spring. The event was held on Saturday, Feb 18, the day of the 23rd annual city-wide Basura Bash. At the smaller Maverick Creek site, 24 volunteers collected a ton of trash and 27 tires. From all the official Basura Bash locations, volunteers gathered 32.8 tons of trash, 1.14 tons of metal, and 84 tires.