Paper Power Program

Join us in September for the 5th annual Paper Power competition!

On Saturday Sept. 29, 2018, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host Paper Power, a competition for teams of Memphis-area high school students to construct innovative structures using only reclaimed paper products and other recyclable materials. This is the fifth year for the program, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council Tennessee (USGBC Tennessee) community, and supported by the Memphis Public Libraries.

Paper Power builds teamwork, encourages creativity and increases students’ awareness about waste management and sustainability. A professional division draws competition participants from local design and construction companies who also provide students with insight into careers in green building. Students will present their submissions to the judging panel and will be awarded prizes for their originality and structural integrity.

Paper Power is part of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Apple Day of Service, an international campaign utilizing schools to prepare the next generation of global leaders in sustainability.

Green Apple Day of Service

The competition is open to teams of high school students, as well as teams of professional building and design leaders. Registration is free for student teams. Professional teams may register for a fee, with proceeds supporting the event.

View the brochure!

Learn More at the USGBC Site.

Sign up for the Student Competition here!

Sign up for the Professional Competition here!

Join us at the informational session

September 4th, 5:30-6:30pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Meeting Room C

5th Annual Paper Power Program

September 29th, 9am-5pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111


Hosted by USGBC Tennessee, with support from International Paper.