UIW to Host AASHE 2017 Conference & Expo

Margaret Garcia | Wed Oct 11, 2017

UIW to Host AASHE 2017 Conference & Expo
“Stronger in Solidarity”


San Antonio
–The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce our involvement as a host sponsor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) 2017 Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Oct. 15-18 

With a theme of “Stronger in Solidarity,” AASHE 2017 will focus on how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges, and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all.

“We are grateful for the overwhelming support from our Host Institutions as we work together to lead the sustainability transformation. I am confident that this conference will provide participants with a platform to explore innovative solutions to advance sustainability in higher education and the surrounding community,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser.

As part of the AASHE conference UIW will host the prestigious College University & Recycling Coalition workshop on Sunday, Oct. 15. Keynote speakers include Dr. Brian Roe (Ohio State University), who will talk about food waste and Sara Nichols, executive director of the State of Texas Association for Recycling (STAR). The workshop will conclude with a tour of sustainability initiatives on campus such as the LEED Platinum-certified Solar House and a tour of the Headwaters at Incarnate Word, a 53-acre nature sanctuary, located adjacent to the campus that is home to the Blue Hole, the source spring of the San Antonio River.

Master host institutions of the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo include institutions: Dallas County Community College District, Texas A&M University – College Station, Trinity University, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at San Antonio.  Supporting host institutions are Austin Community College District, Baylor University, Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability and the University of Texas at Arlington.

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director communications and marketing, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu