University of Texas at El Paso

Random Living Green Tip #07:

Turn off lights and electronics when you leave the room. Unplug your cell phone charger from the wall when not using it. Turn off energy strips and surge protectors when not in use (especially overnight).

UTEP Celebrates Earth Week

From traditional recycling efforts to exploring innovative ecological research across the globe, The University of Texas at El Paso continues to implement and explore numerous eco-ventures in its efforts to help preserve the planet’s natural resources.

For one special week in April, UTEP will step up its environmental outreach and educate others on the importance of being eco-friendly.

UTEP’s Earth Week 2014 celebration, which runs Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, will have a daily theme. The themes for the week are life and nature’s four elements: water, air, fire and Earth. The public can attend discussions and events on various topics, including energy conservation, global warming, transportation, the impact of urban sprawl, water scarcity and more. Family-friendly events include a green walk, recycling demonstrations and performances by local musicians.

"UTEP is committed to continue engaging in green initiatives both on- and off-campus. They enable us to provide exciting educational opportunities for our students and work with off-campus partners to improve the quality of life in the Paso del Norte region," said UTEP President Diana Natalicio. "We hope that this year’s Earth Week celebration on our campus will inspire our students, staff, faculty and the entire El Paso community to do more to conserve and protect our Earth's resources."