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Headwaters at Incarnate Word

Headwaters at Incarnate Word, Inc. is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. It was created by the Sisters to preserve the last remaining undeveloped portion of their land at the Head of the River: a 53-acre nature sanctuary adjacent to the University campus. It contains the headwaters of the San Antonio River: the Blue Hole and surrounding springs that contribute flow to the San Antonio River when aquifer levels are high enough.

For more information contact: Helen Ballew, Director, Headwaters at Incarnate Word at (210) 828-2224, ext 232.

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Earth Day

Each April, Earth Day is celebrated on campus with talks, a picnic luncheon, and the presentation of the William E. Mulcahy award for Ecological Stewardship. Mr. Mulcahy, who continues to supervise grounds beautification on the UIW campus, was the award’s first recipient.

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Recyclemania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities that measures recycling and waste reduction activities.  Join us in reducing the impact of waste on our environment by participating in Recyclemania January 17-March 27, 2010. 

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Greenstar is the largest recycling facility in Texas, and is UIW's recycling vendor.

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Recycle City

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a web game to learn about community recycling.

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Recycling facts and resources.

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Everyday Approaches to Care for Creation

Tips for home, work, and elsewhere.