For release: September 25, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843
With the theme “We the People: Forming a More Sustainable World,” the University of
Memphis will host its annual Tiger Blue Goes Green Day on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The University’s
largest exhibition of sustainable living projects, activities and innovations will
be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Plaza.
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.
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.
More information about Tiger Blue Goes Green is available from Dr. Marian Levy at
901-678-4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.memphis.edu/greencampus.