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Fill your bottle with filtered tap water.

2,500,000 water bottles are used and thrown away every day in America. Refilling a bottle with filtered tap water instead of purchasing bottled water is an easy way to save our resources.

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The U of M's 2014 EARTH DAY events are scheduled April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the TIGUrS Urban Garden behind the Elma Roane Fieldhouse!

Come one, come all! JOIN US FOR food, fun, frolic and festivities. 

The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. with morning yoga at 10:30; a polar bear conservation talk with Memphis Zoo expert Katrina Knott at 11 a.m.; lunch at 11 a.m.; live music at 11:30 a.m. by No Drama; a butterfly release at 12:30 p.m. with live classical music by Aaron Brock; a 1 p.m. talk about Memphis Zoo conservation research projects by Erin Loeding; 1:30 p.m. zumba; 2 p.m. primate conservation talk by Coffy Bennis with the Zoo; 2:30 p.m. Penguin conservation talk by Erin Brown of the Zoo; 2:50 p.m. award and announcements; 3:15 afternoon Tai Chi with Michael Coplon; and 4 p.m. giveaways and closing ceremony.

Be sure to attend!!!



We are all stewards of our home, Planet Earth.  The University of Memphis community has demonstrated its deep commitment to this idea by launching a variety of projects and initiatives designed to conserve natural resources or to use them more effectively, as well as by imparting the concept of sustainability to its students, who will in turn carry it out into the greater community.  From designing buildings that meet LEEDS standards, to conducting biodiesel research, to working in the ever-expanding TIGUrS community garden, tiger blue goes green!

Are you a faculty member, staff member, or student who is involved in a green activity supporting a goal in our campus sustainability plan?

  • Stewardship of the built environment
  • Stewardship of the natural environment
  • Building a campus culture of sustainability
  • Integrating sustainability into the curriculum and research
  • Engaging with the community to advance sustainability

If so, we would love to hear all about it!

Tell us now


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