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East Tennessee State University

Department of Sustainability

In response to the coronavirus

Remaining spring events cancelled

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the US and with regard to the safety and well-being of students, staff, and visitors, all events are cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester. We will be working to reschedule some of these events in the fall, and those updates will be posted on this page and on our social media. Recycling on campus is also closed until further notice. Please visit for the latest updates and response to COVID-19.

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Continue below to check out some ways to (safely) celebrate Earth Month!


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been rescheduled for October 3rd! In the mean time, you can watch some of the festival's past films on their website for free. Click here to start streaming!


The Earth Day Network, the U.S Department of State’s Eco-Capitals Forum, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are launching Earth Challenge 2020. Click here to learn about the initiative and download the app!


April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Throughout the day, the Earth Day Network is hosting a digital world-wide event filled with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more. Click here to learn more and join the movement!



Who We Are
ETSU landscape
Find out about the Department of Sustainability. This includes our calendar of events and more.
What We Do
Community garden
Find about what we do. This section includes our initiatives, reports, and resources.

What You Can Do
planting a tree
Find out about what you can do to be more sustainable in your home, your office, or your residence hall.
Contact Us
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Contact us with any questions. Don't forget to follow us on social media.




Proud Member of AASHE

Our AASHE membership allows for students, faculty,
and staff to access resources and toolkits about many
aspects of sustainability in higher education by using
their ETSU email to login to AASHE's Campus Sustainability Hub.

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