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Earth Month Recap: Week Three

 

It has been such an exciting Earth Month so far! Volunteer events, outdoor activities, and career mingles have all made this month the most successful yet! Thank you to everyone who shared their time with us this month.

Earth Month Celebration 

On Wednesday we held our annual Earth Month Celebration. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, it was a perfect spring day with beautiful sunshine and a cool breeze. Hundreds of students gathered on HSS Lawn where they were greeted by over 30 environmental organizations! The students received a passport and talked to the organizations to get stamps which allowed them to get food and a T-shirt, and different sustainability themed giveaways. Some of the organizations that joined us were Nourish Knoxville, Century Harvest Farms, KAT Buses, Keep Knoxville Beautiful and more! UT Gardens handed out native species of plants for students to take home and plant, and WUTK was also there doing a live broadcast at the event.

Overall, it was a great day with plenty of information being spread about sustainability around Knoxville! Thank you to everyone who participated and made it the most successful Earth Month Celebration to date, we can’t wait for next year!


Upcoming Events: 

Didn’t make it to our Earth Month Celebration? No worries, check out some of our Earth Month Events for this week.

 

Environmental Leadership Awards:

This Wednesday we will be celebrating achievements in sustainability with our annual Environmental Leadership Awards. The Committee on Campus Environment has selected faculty, staff and students to receive the highest environmental awards we have on campus. Stay tuned into our social media to get a glimpse into the night!

 

Bee Campus Celebration:

April 26th, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Join us as we celebrate our university’s achievement in becoming a Bee Campus! Faculty and staff will talk about the importance of pollinators and our role in protecting them. There will be free lunch and a pollinator planting after the ceremony. Sign up to volunteer at the event here.¬†