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Form a More Sustainable World at “Tiger Blue Goes Green” Day Oct. 2

Form a More Sustainable World at “Tiger Blue Goes Green” Day Oct. 2

There will be bike rides to campus, dozens of interactive exhibits and a festival-type atmosphere — all in the name of “green” — Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Plaza. With the theme “We the People: Forming a More Sustainable World,” the University of Memphis will host its annual Tiger Blue Goes Green Day with one of the Mid-South’s largest exhibitions of sustainable living projects, activities and innovations.

“Cast your vote for eco-responsibility by attending Tiger Blue Goes Green Day,” said Marian Levy, event coordinator. “It will be an exciting celebration of all things green.”

The event will encourage environmental awareness, inquiry and activism among students, faculty and staff. More than 30 campus and community partners will demonstrate their sustainable efforts in engineering, public health, recycling, the TIGUrS Urban Garden, architecture, physical plant and environmental research, and courses.

Dr. David Cox, executive assistant to the president, will kick off Tiger Blue Goes Green Day by highlighting the many campus sustainability initiatives. Bikers will ride to the U of M campus that morning, leaving from Shelby Farms at 7:15 a.m. and from Cooper-Young at 8 a.m. They will meet at the Student Plaza at 8:30 a.m. for a photo.

Tiger Blue Goes Green is sponsored by the Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST), the Herff College of Engineering, the School of Public Health and the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Three student organizations are co-sponsors: the Public Health Student Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Cycling Club.

Community exhibitors will include Engineers Without Borders, the Highland Area Renewal Corp., Keep Tennessee Beautiful, Memphis Light, Gas & Water, the Mississippi River Corridor and the Sierra Club.  

For more information on Tiger Blue Goes Green, visit memphis.edu/greencampus or contact Dr. Marian Levy at 901-678-4514 or mlevy@memphis.edu.

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