For release: September 20, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
With the theme “Sustainable Memphis,” the University of Memphis will host its annual
Tiger Blue Goes Green Day on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 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. Some 40 campus and community partners will demonstrate their sustainable
efforts in recycling, engineering, public health, urban gardening, architecture, physical
plant management and environmental research and courses.
Community exhibitors will include Engineers Without Borders, FedEx, Greater Memphis
Greenline, Highland Area Renewal Corp., Memphis Botanic Garden, MLG&W and the Sierra
In addition to the exhibition, there will be two group bike rides that morning. Bikers
will ride to the U of M campus, leaving from locations at Shelby Farms and Cooper-Young
at 8 a.m. (Contact Doug Campbell at 678-3754 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.) Visitors also may register for a bike giveaway.
Tiger Blue Goes Green is sponsored by the Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable
Technologies (BEST), Herff College of Engineering, the School of Public Health and
the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Student group co-sponsors
include the Public Health Student Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
Cycling Club and Graduate Student Association.
For more information on Tiger Blue Goes Green, visit www.memphis.edu/greencampus or contact Dr. Marian Levy at 678-4514 or email@example.com.