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"Tiger Blue Goes Green" Will Explore Eco-Friendly Transportation

For release: September 20, 2011
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The University of Memphis will showcase “green” transportation at its annual Tiger Blue Goes Green Day. The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Plaza. (In case of rain, the event will be held in the nearby Rose Theatre.)

The campus-wide event will encourage environmental awareness, inquiry, and activism among students, faculty, and staff. More than 40 campus and community partners will demonstrate their eco-friendly efforts in transportation, engineering, public health, recycling, the TIGUrS urban garden, architecture, courses, and other areas.

U of M President Shirley Raines will kick off Tiger Blue Goes Green by highlighting the many campus sustainability initiatives. New features of the event this year include:

• 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.

• There will be a display of electric vehicles. Featured cars will include the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion, and Toyota Highlander hybrid.

• Stephanie Cox, Tennessee area manager for ECOtality, will discuss electric vehicles and charging stations Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Fountain View Room (Room 350). A reception at 6 p.m. will precede her talk. Memphis is the fourth major metropolitan area in Tennessee to join the EV (Electric Vehicle) Project, called “the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charge infrastructure in history.” Memphis joins 17 cities in six states and the District of Columbia in the project.

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 Economics, and the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, both in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Five student organizations are co-sponsors – the Public Health Student Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Student Government Association, the Graduate Student Association, and the Society of Physics Students.

For more information on Tiger Blue Goes Green, contact Dr. Marian Levy at 901-678-4514 or

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