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Tiger Blue Goes Green 2013

Tiger Blue Goes Green 2013 was held Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in the UM Student Plaza from 10 am-2 pm. It represented the University’s 6th annual sustainable technologies event. Tiger Blue Goes Green 2013 featured the University of Memphis’ commitment and progress toward eco-responsibility. Our theme was “Sustainable Memphis”, focusing on a collaborative vision of eco-responsibility in our community.

The free, campus-wide event was designed to encourage environmental awareness, inquiry, and activism among students, faculty and staff. Organized by the Center for Biofuel Energy & Sustainable Technologies (BEST), the event featured 44 eco-friendly initiatives developed by the University and its community partners. BEST includes faculty in Engineering, Public Health, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, and Economics who want to promote causes that will improve the quality of life for future generations through sustainable energy systems and practices.

The event was supported by campus funding from Green Fee Funds, Public Service Funds, and Student Leadership Funds. Additional in-kind support was provided by Auxiliary Services and U of M Marketing and Communications.

Again this year, we sponsored group bicycle rides to campus the morning of the event, leaving from Shelby Farms and from Cooper-Young at 8 a.m. Dr. Doug Campbell coordinated the group bike rides.

The following organizations featured car exhibits: FedEx; Chuck Hutton Chevrolet; Wolfchase Honda; Wolfchase Toyota; Shelby County Health Department; Memphis Light, Gas and Water; UM Police Services; and UM Physical Plant.

Provost Rudd welcomed participants to the event and also introduced Mayor Mark Luttrell, who spoke about the County’s commitment to sustainability. Midday Moves, the University’s daily fitness break, was also celebrated at the event. President Martin’s trainer led the group in fitness activity.

Faculty Coordinators: Dr. Marian Levy (Public Health) and Dr. John Hochstein (Engineering); Project Coordinators: Rivers Powers, Lisa Krull (both of Public Health) and Raihan Mir (Engineering)

The following lists participating organizations and sponsors:

Campus Sponsors (Groups/Organizations)
Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST)
Herff College of Engineering
School of Public Health
Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Student Group Co-Sponsors
Public Health Student Association
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Cycling Club
Graduate Student Association

EXHIBITORS - Community
Bartlett Green Zone Team
Chuck Hutton Chevrolet
City of Memphis Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program
City of Memphis Storm Water Program
Clean Memphis
Engineers Without Borders
Federal Express
Greater Memphis Greenline
Highland Area Renewal Corp. (HARC)
Keep Tennessee Beautiful
Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis City Beautiful
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Mississippi River Corridor- TN
Morris S. Fogelman Jewish Student Center at Hillel of Memphis
Sharp Manufacturing Company of America
Shelby County Health Department - Air Quality Improvement Branch
Sierra Club Toyota

EXHIBITORS – University of Memphis
Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Physics (continued)
Ecological Research Center
Environmental Studies
Ground Water Institute
Interdisciplinary Studies
Memphis Healthy U
Office of Academic Internships
Physical Plant
Physical Plant & Sustainability
Police Services
Residence Life
School of Public Health
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
Tiger Dining
TIGUrS Urban Garden
University Libraries

University of Memphis Sustainability (Green) Fee
University of Memphis Public Service
University of Memphis Student Leadership
University of Memphis Auxiliary Services
University of Memphis Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

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