UTC students and faculty plant trees on this year’s Arbor Day, April 17.

Earth Day celebrations start this week. Plan to join UTC’s Office of Sustainability to celebrate our planet with events which include EDGE (Ecological Decisions for a Global Environment) Movie Night on Chamberlain Field at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, with a showing of Disney’s WALL-E. The festivities end with EcoField Days at 11 a.m. on Friday-Saturday, April 26-27,  in Miller Park downtown. Details for the events are below.

EDGE Movie Night

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, April 22nd
  • 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.

Weigh the Waste at Late Night Breakfast 

  • 10 p.m.-midnight Friday, April 25
  • UTC Crossroads
  • Aramark will be collecting and weighing all leftover food from the day 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.

EcoField Day

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 26; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 26-27
  • Miller Park downtown
  • Activities include recycled art competition, corporate team field-day game competition, face painting, vendors, live music, upcycled prom gown pageant and more.
  • Information: https://www.facebook.com/greenspacescha/

Clean and Green

  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27
  • 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!

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