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Light, the natural way.

Use sunlight instead of electricity whenever you can. This helps create a warmer atmosphere while saving energy.

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Green fee

What is the green fee? 

All full-time students pay a $10 Sustainable Campus Fee, commonly known as the Green Fee, each fall and spring semester. This fee was initiated by students and began in 2007. The purpose of the fee is to support projects and practices that make our campus more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable.

In the spring of each year, the Sustainable Campus (Green) Fee Committee, with representation from students, faculty and administration, invites proposals for use of the fee. The committee then makes recommendations for funding, which must be approved by the president. The committee has also invited all students, faculty and staff to submit ideas on how the fee could be used to make our campus more sustainable. In 2010 approximately 70 members of the campus community submitted ideas, many of which are represented in funded projects.

For more information on the Green Fee, contact the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at 901/678-2188.

Projects funded by the Sustainable Campus Fee (Green Fee) for 2013-14:

Green Internships - Undergraduate internships involving campus or community partners that are intended to enhance the student's understanding of sustainability and to assist in the organization's efforts to promote sustainability.

Tiger Blue Goes Green 2013 - Event open to all student, faculty and staff, promoting environmental initiatives.

TIGUrS Garden - Demonstration urban garden that demonstrates environmental and economic sustainability.

Carbon Footprint Reduction – use of propane as a clean burning alternative fuel for use in campus equipment that burns gasoline or diesel.

Campus Sustainability Initiative - Promotes living a sustainable lifestyle with ease through recycling and conservation techniques.

Tiger Bikes Program - Bicycle share program available for use by students.

PowerSave Campus - Student leadership program designed to deploy energy efficiency solutions on campus.

Ecological Enhancement of Park Avenue Campus – Enhance the ecological function and environmental experience of the Park Avenue Campus through the development of signage explaining various habitats and plants and by expanding the presence of wildflowers and plants that will attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Presidential Trees – Planting of trees on campus in recognition of all previous University presidents and development of plan to acknowledge future University presidents in a similar manner at the appropriate time.

Lambuth Campus Projects funded by the Sustainable Campus Fee (Green Fee) for 2013-2014

Green Internships - Undergraduate internships involving campus or community partners to enhance the student's understanding of sustainability and to assist in the organization's efforts to promote sustainability.

TIGUrS Garden - Demonstration urban garden that demonstrates environmental and economic sustainability.

Tiger Bike Racks – Two bike racks for Lambuth.

 

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