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Celebrate the Planet During U of M’s Earth Day Event April 18th

For release: April 4, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

University of Memphis students, faculty and staff, and the wider Memphis community are invited to celebrate the planet at the University of Memphis Earth Day event Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festivities will take place at the TIGUrS Urban Garden, which is located directly behind the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.  The rain location for the “zero waste” event will be the Michael D. Rose Theatre lobby.

Those attending the Earth Day celebration will have the chance to browse information tables featuring sustainability initiatives by organizations both on and off campus. They also can get an “up close and personal” view of the TIGUrS Garden and participate in the planting of summer crops.

There will be Zumba demonstrations, a farmer’s market, live music from local artists and prize giveaways, including a bicycle and recycling bins. A butterfly release will take place at noon; anyone who is interested may release a butterfly. A free lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about Earth Day, contact Karyl Buddington at or 901-678-2359.

Details of the U of M’s sustainability efforts are available at


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