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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.