UM’s 10th Annual Green Week Begins April 16

  By Haley Renschler OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi will host its 10th Annual Green Week April 16 through April 22 with a series of events designed for students, faculty and staff and community members. The week is filled with programming to raise awareness about the importance of resource stewardship and includes events … More UM’s 10th Annual Green Week Begins April 16

Volunteer for the 2018 Sift-A-Thon, April 25

By Navodit Paudel, Green Student Intern If you are passionate about meeting new people and getting involved in campus activities, the Office of Sustainability provides many volunteer opportunities all throughout the academic year. To volunteer with us during the Spring semester, sign up for the Sift-A-Thon on April 25. By 2017, the UM Compost team … More Volunteer for the 2018 Sift-A-Thon, April 25

Sustainability Spotlight: Meet Recycling Coordinator Michelle Robinson and Educator Connie Hunter

sippi,Interview by Alexis Zosel, Green Student Intern The City of Oxford Recycling Department works closely with the University of Mississippi and the Office of Sustainability. Campus recycling is collected by the City of Oxford and is sorted and baled at the Oxford Recycling Center. Additionally, recycling department staff participate in on-campus educational events including the … More Sustainability Spotlight: Meet Recycling Coordinator Michelle Robinson and Educator Connie Hunter

Students: Apply by March 9 to Join the UM Green Fund Committee

by Haley Renschler, Public Relations Intern The University of Mississippi Green Fund Committee is now accepting applications for an open student position on their team. This is a great opportunity to get involved and play a meaningful role in the sustainability efforts on campus. The UM Green Fund Committee is made up of students, faculty and … More Students: Apply by March 9 to Join the UM Green Fund Committee

UM Food Day Events Celebrate Healthy, Local Food

By Maggie Smith, Green Student Intern The University of Mississippi will observe Food Day throughout October with a series of events meant to inspire thought about the importance of sustainable food systems. UM’s event takes place as part of the national Food Day celebration. Food Day festivities begin on campus Tuesday, Oct. 3, when Lenoir … More UM Food Day Events Celebrate Healthy, Local Food

Get Involved: Sustainability Volunteer Opportunities

by Taylor Robertson, Green Student Intern The Office of Sustainability offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to students each semester. Volunteering with the Office of Sustainability is a great way to get involved on campus and meet new people. Volunteer opportunities for this fall semester include gameday recycling and recycling sorting with Green Grove and … More Get Involved: Sustainability Volunteer Opportunities

Sustainability Spotlight: UM Arborist Nathan Lazinksy

Interview by Leta Rowan, Green Student Intern The University of Mississippi’s award-winning landscaping is a very visible part of campus. The work that goes into planning, installing and maintaining the landscape is lesser known, in part because it often happens early in the morning or late at night. Nathan Lazinsky,  assistant superintendent for UM Landscape Services and a … More Sustainability Spotlight: UM Arborist Nathan Lazinksy

Office of Sustainability Moves to New Location

The UM Office of Sustainability, previously located in Lyceum 304, has relocated to the John W. White Administration Building at 700 Hathorn Road. View the location on the campus map. The office is now housed in the brand- new addition of the John White Administration building. The space was designed specifically for the Office of Sustainability’s needs … More Office of Sustainability Moves to New Location

Program highlights importance of crayfish in Mississippi ecosystems, offers experience collecting crayfish firsthand

Article by Maggie Smith, Green Student Intern & UM English major Crayfish—commonly called crawfish— are on everyone’s mind this time of year as the weather begins to turn a little warmer. But have you ever wondered about the importance of crayfish in Mississippi, outside of their role as a spring diet staple? On March 18,, University … More Program highlights importance of crayfish in Mississippi ecosystems, offers experience collecting crayfish firsthand