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As part of Earth Month at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a ‘brown bag’ lecture series at lunchtime each day this week.

Keep Our World GreenEmployees and students are invited to bring their lunches to these entertaining and educational sustainability-themed lectures, which run from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center.

Today in the UC Shiloh Room, Mark Fly, professor of forestry, wildlife, and fisheries and director of the Human Dimensions Research Lab, will present “Children in Nature: The Emergence of a Threatened and Endangered Species.”

The remaining lectures will take place in Room 226 of the UC, and are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 10: Ryan Worth, environmental science senior and UTOP leader and instructor, will present “Rowing the Atlantic.”
  • Wednesday, April 11: Sara Malley, graduate teaching assistant with the Department of Sociology, will present “Environmental Justice: An Examination of Case Studies.”
  • Thursday, April 12: Grace Loy, education coordinator for East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition, will present “Alternative Fuel Use in East Tennessee.”
  • Friday, April 13: John Nolt, professor of philosophy and chair of UT’s Committee on the Campus Environment, will present “Non-anthropocentric Environmental Ethics.”

The lectures are free and open to the public.

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

For up-to-date information on UT’s Earth Month festivities, visit To learn more about Office of Sustainability initiatives, visit

Contact: Courtney Washburn (865-974-7780,