Earth, Wind & Solar!

UTC's main Earth Day event for 2017! – April 11, 2017

What to expect?

Fun, entertainment, and learning

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Earth, Wind & Solar is a community festival featuring music, artisan vendors, UTC student projects, food/beverage vendors, and TreeDimensional psychedelic light show in the halls of Engel Stadium.

UTC Campus Garden will be open, organizations such as EPB, TN Solar Solutions, TN Valley Federal Credit Union, sustainable not-for-profits and corporate vendors will have educational booths, giveaways and interactive workshops.


Squonk Opera musicians perform their show, Pneumatica, on a stage with a giant robot prop and inflatables.

Squonk Opera and other musicians will perform.

"Pneumatica", performed by Squonk Opera
, is an event about air that is made and powered by air. The 'Squonkers' play their own original music, while inflatables enchant members of the audience.

Squonk Opera – Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Squonk Opera will perform at 4:00, 6:30, and 8:00 along with educational workshops for K-12 students. 

Schedule of Events

3:30 PM Engel Stadium Gates Open
4:00 PM Squonk Opera “Pneumatica” Performance Begins
4:30 PM Educational Workshop “The Science of Air”
6:30 PM “Pneumatica” Second Performance Begins
7:00 PM Educational Workshop “The Science of Air”
8:00 PM  “Pneumatica” Third Performance Begins
ONGOING EPB Energy Workshops
TreeDimensional Light Show
UTC Garden Tours and Aquaponics Displays
Artisan Craft and Educational Displays and Sales

Vendor/ Sponsor Information

Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Earth, Wind & Solar is an excellent event for your company to promote products or services. We encourage all local and sustainable type vendors to register! The Earth, Wind & Solar Festival has three different vendor/sponsorship levels.

Sponsor Note: In order to have your logo on t-shirts, in print, and on social media, payments should be received by February 20, 2017!

Artisan Vendor Benefits - $25 Donation*

  • 10’ X 10’ Exhibit space, 6’ table, two chairs (All levels)
  • TWO Festival Tickets ($20 value)
  • Recognition on printed and GIS mobile maps (Invaluable)
  • Promote your regionally crafted art or product

Business Vendor Benefits - $100 Donation*

  • TEN Festival Tickets ($100 Value)
  • Recognition on printed and GIS mobile maps (Invaluable)
  • Promote your eco-friendly business or product

Academic Vendor Benefits - $0

  • TWO Festival Tickets ($100 Value)
  • Recognition on printed and GIS mobile maps (Invaluable)
  • Opportunity to promote a sustainable Chattanooga

Sponsor Benefits – Various Levels*

  • Minimum of TWENTY-FIVE Festival Tickets ($250 Value)
  • Your logo on print/GIS mobile maps and potential giveaways (Invaluable)
  • Social media, commercial ad and potential live radio recognition
  • VIP Lounge access with light refreshments

*  Donations are deductible to the full extent of the law.  Sponsorship benefits vary according to the extent of the financial support. $250+ will be represented on t-shirts.


If you would like to volunteer please use the vendor registration form and select volunteer, then put N/A for the remaining blanks. All volunteers receive a free office of sustainability shirt as well as community service hours. You will receive an email to verify, and determine your shift.

QUESTIONS? please contact:

Lisa R. Darger, UTC Office of Sustainability (423) 320-5350

Bob Boyer, UTC Patten Series (423) 425-4379