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U of M’s signature “green” event scheduled for today

Looking for a fun fall festival that is in easy reach? Tiger Blue Goes Green Day will offer group bike rides to campus, dozens of interactive exhibits and a festival-type atmosphere while promoting all things green at the University of Memphis. It will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Plaza. (The two group bike rides will leave at 8 a.m. from locations at Shelby Farms and Cooper/Young; contact U of M faculty member Doug Campbell at 678-3754 or dacampbe@memphis.edu for information.)

The event will encourage environmental awareness, inquiry and activism among students, faculty and staff. More than 40 campus and community partners will demonstrate their sustainable efforts in engineering, public health, recycling, the TIGUrS Urban Garden, architecture, physical plant and environmental research, and courses.

The U of M’s largest green event of the year, Tiger Blue Goes Green Day, is set for Oct 8 on the Student Plaza.
The U of M’s largest green event of the year, Tiger Blue Goes Green Day, is set for Oct 8 on the Student Plaza.

“A bike giveaway, exhibits that are both interactive and educational, and opportunities to learn how to become involved in sustainability efforts on campus will be in the many offerings,” said U of M sustainability communications coordinator Greg Russell.

“Cast your vote for eco-responsibility by attending Tiger Blue Goes Green Day,” said Marian Levy, event coordinator. “It will be an exciting celebration of all things green.”

Students can register for the bike giveaway at the Tiger Bike exhibit at the event. “This year the bike giveaway is going to be a recycled bicycle from lost and found,” said sustainability coordinator Amelia Mayahi. “That keeps with the campus mission of sustainability and recycling.”

Community exhibitors include Engineers Without Borders, Memphis Botanic Garden, Clean Memphis, Federal Express, Sierra Club and Greater Memphis Greenline, among others.

Tiger Blue Goes Green is sponsored by the Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies, Herff College of Engineering, School of Public Health and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Student group co-sponsors include Public Health Student Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Cycling Club and Graduate Student Association.

For more information on Tiger Blue Goes Green, visit memphis.edu/greencampus or contact Dr. Marian Levy at 678-4514 or mlevy@memphis.edu.

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