Earth Month 2012
April 3, 2012
April is Earth Month, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeing green with a month’s worth of events to celebrate. The UT Office of Sustainability and other campus and community organizations are participating through workshops, lectures, and sustainability-themed activities.
A complete calendar of Earth Month events is available here.
Sustainability Careers Panel
April 3, 2012
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Hosted by UT Career Services, students have the opportunity to hear from a panel of professionals in the environmental field. Panel participants include representatives from local non-profits and organizations.
Go Green Fair & Bike to Campus Day
April 4, 2012
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Environmental organizations from campus and Greater Knoxville will be showcasing their green efforts. All UT employees and students are invited to attend the fair. There will be opportunities to learn how to get more involved, tips on going green, and much more! Everyone is also encouraged to bike to campus and receive a free bike tune up, courtesy of the UT Outdoor Program.
Brown Bag Series
April 9, 2012 – April 13, 2012
UC Room 226 (Monday’s lecture held in UC Shiloh Room)
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
The second week of Earth Month will feature a series of sustainability-focused presentations. Employees and students are invited to bring their lunch and learn something new during these fun and educational lectures.
4/9: Dr. Mark Fly, “Children in Nature: the Emergence of a Threatened and Endangered Species”
4/10: Ryan Worth, “Rowing the Atlantic”
4/11: Sarah Malley, “Environmental Justice: an Examination of Case Studies”
4/12: Grace Loy, “Alternative Fuel Use in East TN”
4/13: Dr. John Nolt, “Non-anthropocentric Environmental Ethics”
April 17, 2012
UC Room 217
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hosted by the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee, participants will learn tips to weatherize their home, and walk away with tools to apply the methods in their own home.
Gettin' Green & Savin' Green: Energy Efficiency at UT
April 17, 2012
UC Shiloh Room
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Through Focus the Nation's Forums-to-Action
Program, a multidisciplinary group of UT students are planning
this forum, which will focus on ways the campus community can
speed adoption of energy efficiency and conservation measures
and paying for these projects. Click
for more information.
SPEAK's Screening of 'The Last Mountain'
April 18, 2012
Earth and Planetary Sciences Room 302
A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in, The Last Mountain shines a light on America’s energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. Click here for a synopsis of the film. Hosted by Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville (SPEAK).
April 19, 2012
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Students are encouraged to ride their bicycle to the Humanities Amphitheatre to watch Wall-e, enter great raffles, enjoy complimentary food and beverages, and learn about bike safety. The event is hosted by WUTK-FM, ARAMARK, URHC, UT Outdoor Program, UT Film Committee, and the UT Office of Sustainability.
April 20, 2012
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a number of activities:
10 a.m. – Recycled Art Competition
Teams must pre-register here.
11 a.m. – S.P.E.A.K.’s Celebration
Celebrate the earth by enjoying a vegetarian cookout and engaging with local environmental organizations.
12:15 p.m. – Environmental Leadership Awards
April 22, 2012
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The SGA Campus Beautification Committee, in partnership with Keep Knoxville Beautiful, the UT Office of Sustainability, Team VOLS, and Rec Sports is sponsoring a Campus Cleanup on April 22nd from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Clean up areas include the main campus, Ag Campus, and Fort Sanders. To clean up the main campus and Ag Campus, meet on the HSS Plaza at 1:00 pm to pick-up supplies. To clean up Fort Sanders, meet on the corner of Cumberland and 17th at 1:00 pm to pick up supplies. All participants are invited back to the HSS Plaza to enjoy food and drink upon completion of the cleanup! For more information, contact email@example.com.
New Norris House Field Trip
April 24, 2012
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Attendees will tour the sustainable house designed by the UT College of Architecture and Design. Meet on second floor entrance of Hodges Library for departure; must RSVP to attend. Click here to sign up for the trip.
Click here to view the calendar of Earth Month 2012 activities.