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Each year, the Office of Sustainability hosts a variety of annually recurring events and campaigns to help students and others learn how to Make Orange Green.

Arbor Day Celebration

Each year we celebrate both Tennessee Arbor Day and National Arbor Day. Tennessee Arbor Day is the first Friday in March and National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April.

Big Green Friday

Big Green Friday

Putting an environmental twist on Big Orange Friday, the first Friday of April kicks off the annual Big Green Friday.

Power Challenge

A UT tradition since 2005, the month-long Make Orange Green POWER Challenge is a way for the UT community to demonstrate its commitment to reducing the university’s environmental impact.

Sustainability in the Knoxville Community- Virtual Panel Discussion Event

Virtual Panel Events

Due to the pandemic, virtual events engage students, staff, and the greater Knoxville community with sustainability efforts happening in the local area while keeping everyone involved safe and distanced.