Posted: 10/05/23

Texas A&M International University Celebrates Energy Awareness with Solar Smoothies


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Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) celebrated October Energy Awareness Month with a unique event – solar smoothies for students. On Thursday, October 12, 2023, TAMIU shared smoothies made with blenders powered by the sun in the Breezeway between Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall and Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall.

This exciting event was part of the Conserve My Planet IGNITE program which aims to educate students about the importance of solar power, energy efficiency, and resource stewardship. Students gained knowledge and skills to minimize energy use and make a positive impact on campus. They also got to enjoy a delicious solar-powered smoothie.

"We were thrilled to offer this fun and educational event to our students," said Trevor Liddle, TAMIU’s Senior Director of Campus Safety and Planning, "It's a great opportunity to engage students in energy awareness and empower them to create change."

TAMIU has partnered with Schneider Electric to help student residents live energy-smart by implementing cutting-edge upgrades and improvements in its residence halls. This long-term partnership is transforming student living, in addition to facilities across campus. At TAMIU, the Dustdevil community is proud to embrace #MaroonIsTheNewGreen.

For more information on how Schneider Electric helps TAMIU and other higher education institutions tackle their top priorities with energy efficiency, please visit www.schneider-electric.us/enable.

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A Member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is a primarily Hispanic-serving, State-assisted university founded in 1970. Its 300-acre campus is located in northeast Laredo on former ranchland. 

The campus is home to a diverse enrollment of over 8,500 students from 31 countries and 28 US states. TAMIU offers transformative undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in the arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing. The University’s 29,000+ graduates lead lives of change and impact around the world.

TAMIU has been recognized as one of the nation's Top Ten-ranked Southern Colleges in Washington Monthly Magazine's 2023 College Guide "Best Bang for the Buck" ranking.  TAMIU was the highest-ranked public/state University, # 3, among colleges and universities in the South.   TAMIU also earned a # 2 ranking for its low net price cost.

For more, visit the University’s website, tamiu.edu, and social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Threads, Twitter, and YouTube.