Sustainability Schedule of Events

National Arbor Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 17

3:30-5:30 p.m.

UTC Teaching Garden at Engel Stadium

Twenty heirloom fig and paw-paw trees will be planted at the UTC Teaching Garden. Hill Craddock, interim chair of the landscape committee, and Jose Barbosa, associate professor of biology, geology and environmental science, will lead the charge for the garden. The fig and paw paw trees were generously donated by Jose Barbosa and Hill Craddock.  Refreshments will be provided.

Speakers include Richard Brown, executive vice chancellor of finance and administration, and Gene Hyde, Chattanooga city forester.

The event is open to the public.


Weigh the Waste at Late Night Breakfast 

Friday, April 25

10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

UTC Crossroads

Aramark will be collecting and weighing all leftover food to demonstrate how much food is wasted. Food waste in landfills increases the production of methane, a greenhouse gas. Water used to produce and process the food is wasted along with the land and oil used during production.  The purpose of

Weight the Waste is to increase student, staff and faculty awareness.


EDGE Movie Night

Monday, April 22nd

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Chamberlain Field

Take a break from studying and come out to Chamberlain Field and watch a free showing of WALL-E to celebrate Earth Day.


EcoField Day

Friday-Saturday, April 26-27

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday

Miller Park downtown

Activities include recycled art competition, corporate team field-day game competition, face painting, vendors, live music, upcycled prom gown pageant, more.

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Clean and Green

Monday, April 29

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Miller Plaza, downtown

Chattanooga’s annual beautification and  cleanup event with trash collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts. Meet us before Eco Field Day!

Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call (423) 425-4363.

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