Monday, October 12, 2009


Last week I represented MLGW at the Sustainable Technologies Awareness Day at the University of Memphis. It was a really great event with lots of participation from the community.

Highlights (for me) included being a part of an event that had recycling built in. Although they decided to use bottled water rather than bulk water dipensers, they did have plenty of bins nearby for the empties. They also supplies cardboard recycling for the vendors' empty boxes.

I also enjoyed talking to the TigUrs Garden volunteers. They were onsite making seedballs and demonstrating how easy it is to grow food in small containers. Campus wide they have several raised beds with vegetables free for the taking. They also do outreach with the kids at Campus School.

Sharp was also on hand to show the latest in solar technology. Project Green Fork was promoting the 14 local restaurants that have been certified. A woman from Temple Israel, I believe, was showing off sustainable products like insulation made from old jeans. The Ground Water Institute had a lot of good info on protecting our aquifers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

All in all, it was a great event!

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