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Tiger Blue Goes Green Day is Oct. 7

The 2014 annual Tiger Blue Goes Green day with a theme of Embracing Sustainable Research is Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the student plaza (rain location is Rose Theatre). A ride-to-campus event is also scheduled (more details below). 

Along with dozens of booths and exhibits related to sustainability, students and faculty are invited to enter the green research contest. Students will receive cash awards ($150 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third place), and plaques will be awarded to the top three faculty entries. The deadline for entries is Oct. 1. All entries will be displayed at Tiger Blue Goes Green Day. Fill out the form to enter.

Again this year, we will sponsor a group bicycle ride to campus the morning of the event, leaving from Cooper-Young at 8 a.m. Doug Campbell, 678-3754, will coordinate the group bike ride.

Tiger Blue Goes Green 2014 is a free, campus-wide event designed to encourage environmental awareness, inquiry, and activism among students, faculty and staff. Organized by the Center for Biofuel Energy & Sustainable Technologies (BEST), the event features numerous eco-friendly initiatives developed by the University and its community partners. BEST includes faculty in Engineering, Public Health, and the Fogelman College of Business and Economics who want to promote causes that will improve the quality of life for future generations through sustainable energy systems and practices. 


President Rudd will welcome everyone to the event again this year. 

Campus Sponsors (Groups/Organizations): 

Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST)

Herff College of Engineering

School of Public Health

Center for Economic Education

Fogelman College of Business and Economics


Student Group Co-Sponsors:

Public Health Student Association

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Graduate Student Association


EXHIBITORS - Community

City of Memphis Storm Water Program

Clean Memphis

Greater Memphis Greenline

Harahan Bridge Project

Highland Area Renewal Corp. (HARC)

Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability

Memphis City Beautiful

Memphis Light, Gas & Water

Mississippi River Corridor- TN

Morris S. Fogelman Jewish Student Center at Hillel of Memphis

Shelby County Health Department - Air Quality Improvement Branch

Sierra Club


EXHIBITORS – University of Memphis




Environmental Studies

Experiential Learning

Green Curricula

Ground Water Institute

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mechanical Engineering

Memphis Healthy U

Office of Academic Internships

Physical Plant

Physical Plant & Sustainability  

Police Services

Residence Life

School of Public Health

Tiger Dining

TIGUrS Urban Garden

University Libraries

WOW- Water on Wheels



University of Memphis Sustainability (Green) Fee

University of Memphis Public Service

University of Memphis Student Leadership

University of Memphis Auxiliary Services

University of Memphis Communications, Public Relations and Marketing





We are all stewards of our home, Planet Earth.  The University of Memphis community has demonstrated its deep commitment to this idea by launching a variety of projects and initiatives designed to conserve natural resources or to use them more effectively, as well as by imparting the concept of sustainability to its students, who will in turn carry it out into the greater community.  From designing buildings that meet LEEDS standards, to conducting biodiesel research, to working in the ever-expanding TIGUrS community garden, tiger blue goes green!

Are you a faculty member, staff member, or student who is involved in a green activity supporting a goal in our campus sustainability plan?

  • Stewardship of the built environment
  • Stewardship of the natural environment
  • Building a campus culture of sustainability
  • Integrating sustainability into the curriculum and research
  • Engaging with the community to advance sustainability

If so, we would love to hear all about it!

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