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

5 Reasons to Visit the Hummingbird Festival

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

Catch a Ride with Zimride!

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!

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