Celebrate Campus Earth Day Friday, April 19

Make Orange GreenUT will mark Campus Earth Day on Friday, April 19, with events from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Circle Park.

A highlight event of Earth Month, Campus Earth Day features the Recycled Art Contest, Environmental Leadership Awards, and a delicious vegetarian cookout.

At 10:00 a.m., attendees can browse the Recycled Art Contest, which features student artwork made entirely from repurposed or recyclable material. Entries will be judged and the top three pieces will receive prizes.

At 11:00 a.m., Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville (SPEAK) will host a cookout featuring homemade, grilled veggie burgers.

The Environmental Leadership Awards commence at 12:00 p.m. and will recognize members of our campus community who have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership over the past year.

Free bike tune-ups will be provided courtesy of the UT Bike Shop and the Office of Sustainability will hand out free UT Make Orange Green shirts.

The celebratory event will also include interactive sustainability demonstrations from local environmental organizations. Take the time to learn more about sustainable living habits, relax by playing ladder toss with recycled computer mouses, and participate in “freecycling,” by bringing any items you no longer want and taking items you do want.

Now in its seventh year on campus, Earth Month promotes environmental awareness, conservation, and sustainable practices to the campus community.

Register here for the Recycled Art Contest. Learn more about Earth Month events.

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