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.
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.
Putting an environmental twist on Big Orange Friday, the first Friday of April kicks off the annual Big Green Friday.
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.
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.
Our Sustainability Symposium is an opportunity for students to present sustainability related research, projects, and art pieces. This year, our event will take place on a virtual symposium platform.
Here at the University of Tennessee, we take Earth Month seriously—filling the days and weeks with events, activities, and programs promoting the work we do year-round to Make Orange Green.
This joint effort with the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration provides an opportunity for students interested in sustainability careers opportunities to meet with potential employers and other organizations.
Each year, we recognize students, faculty, staff members, and outstanding members of the greater Knoxville community who help to Make Orange Green with our annual award ceremony.
Campus Race to Zero Waste is a yearly intercollegiate recycling and waste reduction competition held between nearly 200 colleges and universities.
The Center for Leadership & Service, the Student Government Association and UTK’s Office of Sustainability partner together for UT’s annual sustainability focused day of service.