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Make Orange GreenA campus community cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, when Earth Day is celebrated globally.

UT’s Knoxville and agricultural campuses and the Fort Sanders neighborhood will get a spa treatment from the Campus Beautification Committee, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Team VOLS, Rec Sports, and the Office of Sustainability.

These groups and a small army of volunteers will canvass the area collecting trash and recyclables.

Volunteers for the Fort Sanders cleanup will rally on the corner of Cumberland and Seventeenth avenues at 1:00 p.m. to pick up supplies.

Volunteers for the Knoxville and agricultural campus cleanups will rally outside the Humanities Plaza at 1:00 p.m. to pick up supplies.

The first twenty-five volunteers to arrive at each group’s rendezvous point will receive a reusable Make Orange Green water bottle.

Following the cleanups, all participants are invited back to the Humanities Plaza at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy complimentary food and drinks.

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

For more information on the cleanup efforts, contact a recap of UT’s Earth Month festivities, visit To learn more about Office of Sustainability initiatives, visit

C O N T A C T :

Courtney Washburn (865-974-7780,

Gordie Bennett (865-974-7780,