Campus Services offers a number of programs and initiatives aimed at minimizing UTSA’s carbon footprint.

The Runner

·         For students living in select nearby apartment complexes, The ‘Runner helps reduce gas usage by allowing students to leave their vehicles at home.

·         Riding The ‘Runner resulted in a combined savings of 2,074,136 driver miles and reduced CO2 emissions by 710 metric tons in 2016 alone. 

·         Use of The ‘Runner reduced traffic on campus by an estimated 2,885 vehicles in 2017.

Rowdy Campus Store

  • LED lights increase in-store energy efficiency.
  • Customers can opt for e-books when available to reduce paper use.
  • In 2018, the Rowdy Campus Store launched bagless shopping with bags available upon request for a small fee. Customers are encouraged to decline a shopping bag or bring their own reusable bag to reduce the number of plastic bags on campus.

Vending

  • Vending services utilize energy efficient equipment.
  • When feasible, internal lamps in vending machines are disengaged to reduce energy use, so long as existing overhead lighting provides ample visibility.

Parking

  • Campus parking garages are equipped with motion sensor LED lighting to reduce energy consumption.
  • Electric vehicle charging stations are available in select garages.
  • Campus Services is researching options to expand the carpool program.

Campus Services Employees

  • Campus Services employees opt to walk to on-campus meetings rather than drive whenever possible to reduce our department’s carbon footprint.

For the Campus Services page: http://sustainability.utsa.edu/initiatives/campus-services/

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