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

Book Club Highlights Natural World, Conservation Action

A new book club is bringing together individuals with an interest in conservation, sustainability topics and the natural world. The Mississippi Hill Country Book Club, which meets monthly, is facilitated by Strawberry Plains Audubon Center (SPAC) and is free and open to the public. The club meets the first Tuesday of every month, and the … More Book Club Highlights Natural World, Conservation Action

University of Mississippi Offsets Electricity Use Through Purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates

The University of Mississippi has offset a portion of electricity used by the institution through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). The purchase, which came about as a recommendation of the UM Energy Committee, allows the university to lower its carbon footprint, support the development of renewable energy technologies and practice resource stewardship, a … More University of Mississippi Offsets Electricity Use Through Purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates

Green Fund Offers Sustainability Problem-Solving Workshop on Nov. 13

The University of Mississippi Green Fund Committee will host a sustainability problem-solving workshop on Nov. 13 to help participants identify sustainability issues and explore realistic solutions.  The workshop’s activities will ultimately help students, faculty, and staff write competitive Green Fund proposals to submit during the spring funding cycle. The workshop will also help individuals who … More Green Fund Offers Sustainability Problem-Solving Workshop on Nov. 13

Pathways Seeks Student Representative to Support Active Transportation in Oxford

The Oxford Pathways Commission seeks a University of Mississippi student to join the commission and provide a student perspective to its discussions and decisions. The Pathways Commission works to improve support of people choosing to walk or bike for transportation and recreation. The commission is an advisory group to the Mayor and Board of Alderman that holds meetings … More Pathways Seeks Student Representative to Support Active Transportation in Oxford

Sustainable Oxford Hosts Composting Workshop to Kick Off Food Day Celebrations

  Composting will be the focus of Sustainable Oxford’s first fall workshop, which will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 3 at the Powerhouse. The workshop is the first in a series of food-related events offered throughout October as part of the university and city’s observance of Food Day. The workshop is for people … More Sustainable Oxford Hosts Composting Workshop to Kick Off Food Day Celebrations

Meet the Fall 2016 Change Agents

Throughout the academic year, the University of Mississippi Office of Sustainability offers several leadership opportunities to students interested in advancing sustainability on campus. Students go through a competitive application process to join the office’s Green Student Intern Program, EcoRep Leaders cohort, or Green Grove Ambassador program. They then dedicate a significant amount of time to sustainability … More Meet the Fall 2016 Change Agents