Celebrate All Things Sustainable at Tiger Blue Goes Green Day Oct. 6

September 22, 2015 - Under the theme "Environmental Service," the University of Memphis will host its annual Tiger Blue Goes Green Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6. 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 is free and open to the public.

Tiger Blue Goes Green Day is designed to encourage environmental awareness, inquiry and activism among students, faculty and staff. The event features numerous eco-friendly initiatives developed by the University and its community partners. Visitors may sign up for volunteer opportunities at more than 40 exhibits and learn about green transportation, eco-friendly activities, recycling, job opportunities and more.

Again this year, there will be a "Bike to Campus Day." The group bicycle ride will leave from First Congregational Church in Cooper-Young at 8 a.m. and arrive at the Student Plaza by 8:30. For more information, contact the ride coordinator, Doug Campbell, at 678-3754.

"This is an opportunity to showcase the University's many sustainability initiatives with exhibits, vendors and the annual group ride to campus," said sustainability communications coordinator Greg Russell. "It is fun, educational and a way to make our campus even greener."

Tiger Blue Goes Green organizers include the Center for Biofuel Energy & Sustainable Technologies (BEST), the Herff College of Engineering, the School of Public Health and the Fogelman College of Business & Economics. Student group co-sponsors include the Public Health Student Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Memphis River Warriors and Graduate Student Association.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey