Thursday at 8 p.m., students and staff will gather in the Humanities Amphitheater for an outdoor film screening of Wall-E, Disney Pixar's animated film from 2008.
According to IMDb, in this futuristic film "a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind."
"I hope to make everyone who attends more aware of how much they throw away and use," says Alexandra Shpik, a sophomore majoring in Biosystems Engineering and a member of Eco-Vols.
It's amazing because half of everything that I get rid of is recycling and I want people to know that trash doesn't evaporate. Not yet anyway.
- Alexandra Shpik, member of Eco-Vols
Recycling is the most visible aspect of the University of Tennessee's Make Orange Green program. Cardboard, plastic, and paper bins are scattered around campus for students to use. The goal is education and awareness about actually participating in the green movement.
"It's amazing because half of everything that I get rid of is recycling and I want people to know that trash doesn't evaporate. Not yet anyway." Shpik muses.
This event, hosted by WUTK-FM, UT Outdoor Program, UT Film Committee, and the UT Office of Sustainability among others, will also feature free food, drinks, bike tune-ups and campus green initiative information.
Other activities during Earth Month include a campus litter clean-up on April 22 and a field trip to the Norris house, an example of sustainable architecture, on April 24.