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.
On Big Green Friday, we encourage everyone to exchange their orange outfits for green as a way to kick off Earth Month and support the university’s efforts to Make Orange Green.
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.
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.
Join the Office of Sustainability for Biketoberfest week. These events aim to build a sense of community among on- and off-campus cyclists. We hope to encourage cycling as an alternative mode of transportation by highlighting what UTK and the Knoxville cycling community have to offer.
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. All sponsored events are environmentally friendly.
Our Sustainability Symposium is an opportunity for students to present sustainability related research and projects. This year, our event will take place on a virtual symposium platform. More details to come!
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.
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.
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.