Make a Difference
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle
These slogans are familiar to all of us. The global community we have today is opening
up some new challenges. Improvements in technology, and its widespread availability,
have led to improved conditions for many people, worldwide. At the same time, those
opportunities have begun to stretch resource usage to unsustainable limits. Where
does the line get drawn?
Environmental Studies is an opportunity for all students -- a chance to plug into
a program that is going to help you be a global partner in the key issues of the 21st
You might be working toward a degree in engineering. Have you ever wondered how you
might improve that project to make a good design even better and more beneficial?
You might be a business major. How can your business knowledge play a role in evaluating
the benefits of sustainable activities?
You might be an art major. How can you use your talents to make other more aware?
Or, you could be in any program on campus. Wherever you are, you've got a stake in
the future, and you can take a leading role in those endeavors.
Of course, you might already be a concerned individual and just want to know more.
This program could offer you just the background you need to be informed. So, break
out of your cocoon, and take part in something that will be important to you and your
For more information contact:
Dr. Joy Clay
107 Scates Hall
Declare your minor (Click here)
Capstone Project Proposal (Click here)
U of M Library Environmental Studies References (including course syllabi) (Click here)
Tennessee Energy Education Initiative Resources (Click here)
Princeton Review lists University of Memphis Among Top "Green" Colleges
The Princeton Review has named the University of Memphis as one of the most environmentally
responsible colleges in the United States and Canada. The education services company
known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles
the U of M in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted
in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools’
commitment to the environment and sustainability. The institutional survey included
questions about course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
The U of M’s green initiatives include the Tiger Bike Share Program, with a fleet
of 55 bicycles for rent and more than 85 members. Recycling on campus has taking
new strides by going single stream. The University’s recycling program started in
2009 with a total of 150,000 pounds for the entire year. So far in 2014, that number
is just 250,000 pounds shy of reaching a 1 million pound goal by June 30. The annual
Tiger Blue Goes Green Day spotlights the many eco-friendly initiatives developed
by the University and the surrounding community.