Written by Kendall McDonald Songbird ecologist and award-winning author and poet J Drew Lanham is the University of Mississippi’s 2019 Earth Day keynote speaker. Lanham will deliver his address, “Head to Heart- Creatively Writing the Bridge Between Science and Art,” on April 24 at 7pm in Weems Auditorium, located in the UM Law School. Dr. … More Songbird Ecologist and Author J Drew Lanham to Deliver UM Earth Day Keynote
You may have noticed a few new events on the Green Week schedule this year. One of these events is the Wonder Walk led by Katie Boyle, an environmental educator and the creator of Oxford Wonder Walks. The Oxford Wonder Walks are typically geared towards children ages 2-12, but the special Wonder Walk that will … More Meet Katie Boyle, Environmental Educator and the Creator of the Oxford Wonder Walks
April is known for rain, flowers and of course EARTH DAY! But, did you know it is also Disability Awareness Month? In order to support the planet, we must first support people; this means people of all backgrounds and abilities. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have teamed up with the International Disability Alliance … More April is for Accessibility
Commuting is expensive. Reduce the cost of your commute with Zimride! The Zimride rideshare program was designed to help decrease the commuting costs of university faculty, staff, and students. Registering with Zimride is quick and posting and finding rides is easy. As part of the March 2019 Spring Break Promotions, Zimride, the University of Mississippi’s … More Win a $50 Amazon gift card plus save the planet and your wallet!
March is Women’s History Month. During this month we recognize female contributions across the globe and their impact in society. In the field of sustainability, gender equality and the education of women and girls is a crucial part of creating a just and sustainable world. Female scientists and researchers have always been and continue to … More Celebrating Women’s History Month
By Jade Chalkley On the 27th of September in 1962, Rachel Carson’s seminal book Silent Spring was released. This book would lead to the formation of legislation that continues to protect natural spaces and the health of communities, and would eventually spark the formation of the modern environmental movement. Three days after the release of her book, a … More Black History Month 2019: A Celebration of Black Environmentalist Leaders
Hello, My name is Trashy. I work in the Office of Sustainability and I am the official host of #TrashTalk, a segment where we learn together about recycling and waste in the University and around Oxford. As my friends know, I am passionate about sustainability and I try my best to be a little greener … More Trashy’s New Year Resolutions for 2019
By Lindsey Abernathy Four University of Mississippi students were selected to receive scholarships from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition in January based on leadership experience related to recycling and waste reduction, including composting. The students who received the scholarships were: civil engineering major Jay Rao; psychology major Taylor Robertson; biology major Megan Stubbs; and communication sciences and disorders … More Mississippi Recycling Coalition Recognizes UM Students for Waste Reduction Leadership
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!