Earth Month

April showers bring May flowers, and May brings final exams. More than simply marking the end of classes (Friday, April 29th!), though – April is Earth Month. Dating back to 1970, both Earth Month and Earth Day (this year falling on Friday, April 22nd) have become times on which we focus our energies on our environment and the things that we can do to make it better. Here at UT Knoxville, we take our Earth Months seriously – filling the days and weeks with events, activities, and programs all promoting the work we do year-round to Make Orange Green. Take a look at some of the events you can take part in here on campus and in the greater Knoxville community.



Big Green Friday: Friday, April 1st
The Art of Recycling: April 1st-17th
Earth Month Celebration: Thursday, April 7th
Earth Month Scavenger Hunt: Thursday, April 14th
SUSTAINABILITY - UT Recycling's Spring Art Show: Friday, April 15th
EarthFest: Saturday, April 16th
Campus Bagless Day: Earth Day - Friday, April 22nd
Environmental Leadership Luncheon: Earth Day - Friday, April 22nd

Volunteer Opportunities

River Rescue: Saturday, April 2nd
Rhythm N Blooms Music Festival: April 8th-10th
Beardsley Farm Community Workday: Saturday, April 9th
UT Gardens Wetlands Planting: Tuesday, April 12th
Sustainability Day of Service: Friday, April 15th
Orange & White Zero Waste Gameday: Saturday, April 16th
Street Clean-up: Sunday, April 17th
Farragut Trash Run: Wednesday, April 20th
South Knoxville Trash Run: Thursday, April 28th