Green Tiger Project

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Green Tiger Project


Green Tiger Project is a vision of the LSU Foundation to integrate campus beautification with Campus Sustainability.  Projects include Endow an Oak, Enhancing the Core, Paw Pride, and Spring Greening Day. [more]




"Where stately oaks and broad magnolias shade inspiring halls..........There stands our dear Old Alma Mater who to us recalls..."





Spring Greening Day and Sustainability Expo




SGD is a dedicated day in April each year to improve and maintain LSU's campus through a day of landscaping.



This event was initiated for a number of reasons:



* to allow the student body to make a service contribution to campus beautification


* to allow Facility Services to consolidate the many asks they receive from student organizations wishing to help the campus


* to celebrate our students


* to reward an organization who provides the most students


* to assist the grounds crew (do in a few hours what take weeks to do)


See Also:

  • Campus Beautification [LINK]
  • Campus Lakes [LINK]









Press Release (2010)



Photos (2010)



Athletes involved (2011)



Horticulture students (2012)








Over 300 volunteers help beautify the campus through annual and perennial plantings, by spreading mulch and caring for our campus oak.  By participating in the project, students, faculty and staff actively contribute to helping keep LSU a beautiful place to study, live, and work.  The Sustainability expo provides an opportunity to learn more about sustainability efforts locally and nationally, as well as proper recycling procedures.







New in 2012:  


* Students from LSU’s Campus Sustainability Class (HORT 4012) showcased their new sustainability ideas for our campus including wildlife habitat restoration, edible landscape and sustainability education. 


* Organic Gardening students held the first ever Bengal Fresh Market - photos and more information










Spring Greening Day is organized through a joint operation between the Division of Student Life’s Campus Life office and the Office of Facility Services with support of the Green Tiger Project and corporate sponsor the Albemarle Foundation. The Spring Greening Day service project was created in support of the LSU Green Tiger Project, a movement led by LSU First Lady Jan Martin and the LSU Foundation to allow alumni, friends and fans to make gifts that will assist with campus beautification efforts.










“The goal is to beautify campus by planting sustainable growth, so you see a lot of shrubbery and grasses with just enough splash of color for everyone to enjoy,” said Fred Fellner, assistant director of Landscape Services.   



2012 Spring Greening Day! [PRESS RELEASE]

Participation from LSU Athletics! [LSU]

Check out LSU Athletics Getting Involved! [PHOTOS]