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
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
Trashy here! Did you know Americans throw out 35% more trash during the holidays!? A lot of this waste goes to landfills where the runoff can leach into water systems, and microplastics can end up in our oceans and eventually the fish we eat. Be good to the SEA-son this year and make sure you … More 12 Days of Trash Talk
The leaves are changing from green to orange, yellow, red, and brown. The fall breeze brings cooler weather and promises of delicious food with family and friends. Show your gratitude to the Earth this holiday season by taking steps to make Thanksgiving a little greener. Reduce the Impact of Your Shopping Shopping Tip #1- When … More Have an Earth Friendly Turkey Day!
The Office of Sustainability is pleased to welcome Jade Chalkley as the university’s third Sustainability Fellow. Jade, who is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, joined the office in August 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, and worked extensively on sustainability projects during her time as an undergraduate. … More Sustainability Spotlight: Meet Sustainability Fellow Jade Chalkley
Volunteers needed to help sort materials Nov. 26 OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability is seeking faculty, staff and community member volunteers to help sort recyclables collected from this year’s Egg Bowl as part of UM’s Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program. “Sorts-Giving” will take place at the Oxford Recycling Center from … More University Hosts Faculty and Staff “Sorts-Giving” at the Oxford Recycling Center
By Kathryn Rensing OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will observe Food Day, a national celebration of “real food” and the importance of sustainable food systems, throughout October. The UM Office of Sustainability will host its annual Food Day Festival and Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Oct.18) on Galtney-Lott Plaza. … More UM Food Day Festivities Kick Off October 11
by Wesley Gerard, Active Transportation Intern On September 12, the University of Mississippi hosted its second Transportation Fair. The fair was intended to promote sustainable transportation on and off campus by encouraging students to use bikes, carpools, or public transportation to get to school and around Oxford. The fair was organized by the Office of … More In Case You Missed It: UM Transportation Fair
By Jay Rao, ASB Sustainability Director 5 Reasons to Visit the Hummingbird Festival by Jay Rao, Director of Sustainability, ASB It’s a beautiful day in North Mississippi. The sun is shining; the birds are…humming? That’s right, the birds are humming! Less than one month away is the 19th Annual Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration at … More 5 Reasons to Visit the Hummingbird Festival
Commuting is expensive. Reduce the cost of your commute with Zimride! The Zimride rideshare program was designed to help decrease commuting costs of university faculty, staff and students. Registering with Zimride is quick and posting and finding rides is easy. Interested in Zimride? Get an inside scoop of how to use Zimride below. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Getting … More Catch a Ride with Zimride!