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TICUA Partners with EPA to ìGo Green!î

Nashville, TN—The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association
(TICUA) announces a collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region
IV, titled “TICUA Go Green!”  Thirty TICUA members from across the state of Tennessee are
participating in this new initiative that includes peer environmental audits. 
“The purpose of TICUA Go Green! is to ensure our campuses continue to preserve and
protect the environment,” said Dr. Susanna Baxter, Vice President for Member Services and
Grants at TICUA. “Our member institutions take the responsibility of caring for the environment seriously and this unique agreement is yet another example of their commitment to good environmental stewardship.”
Earlier this week, EPA hosted a signing ceremony to launch this collaboration. 
Representatives from six TICUA member institutions participated in this event in addition to
state private college executives from each participating Region IV state.  
EPA Region IV includes eight states and six tribes.  During Monday’s formal signing
ceremony, the following independent college and university associations signed the agreement: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  
One hundred one private colleges and universities, 30 of which are in Tennessee
[complete list is attached], and three public institutions in Alabama are participating in the peer- audit program facilitated by their state association.

The peer-audit environmental program is a great example of a public-private partnership
with the goal of further “greening” the independent college sector in Tennessee.  The
participating TICUA colleges will take part in educational seminars and training events to gain
further knowledge regarding environmental issues and the ways in which campuses can
positively contribute to the environment.  The TICUA Go Green! project supports teaching and 
learning, a primary focus of TICUA members.  Through this new project, faculty and staff will
serve as a model for their students and communities for appropriate environmental stewardship.

“While the program focuses its efforts at the campus-level,” stated Baxter, “the impact of
TICUA Go Green! will reach far beyond the physical campus and into the lives of students, their families and other college constituencies.”  

For more information on the TICUA Go Green! project, please visit  www.ticua.org/gogreen.

TICUA engages Tennessee's private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in
areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens.  For more information about TICUA, please visit www.ticua.org
TICUA Participating Members in the Agreement with EPA
Aquinas College, Nashville
Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis
Belmont University, Nashville
Bethel College, McKenzie
Bryan College, Dayton
Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City
Christian Brothers University, Memphis
Crichton College, Memphis
Cumberland University, Lebanon
Fisk University, Nashville
Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville
Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson
Hiwassee College, Madisonville
Johnson Bible College, Knoxville
King College, Bristol
Lambuth University, Jackson
Lee University, Cleveland
Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate
Lipscomb University, Nashville
Maryville College, Maryville
Memphis College of Art, Memphis
Milligan College, Milligan College
Rhodes College, Memphis
Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee
Southern Adventist University, Collegedale
Southern College of Optometry, Memphis
Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens
Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville
Tusculum College, Greeneville
Vanderbilt University, Nashville