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

10 Reasons Recycling Is Cooler Than Snuggies & Nextflix

Sure, binge watching shows with the convenience of blanket sleeves is the pretty cool, but recycling at Ole Miss is even cooler. Recycling also never gave anyone freshman 15 either, so it’s certainly healthier. Recycling is one of the most convenient and easiest ways to do our part for the environment, so here are the 10 … More 10 Reasons Recycling Is Cooler Than Snuggies & Nextflix

Community Spotlight: Sustainable Oxford

by Shannon Curtis, AmeriCorps VISTA – Sustainable Oxford In 1969, the United States committed itself to sustainability through the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. This statement defined sustainability as: …to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic, and other requirements of … More Community Spotlight: Sustainable Oxford

University Mounts For An Exciting Bike Month

University To Hold Series of Events Celebrating Bike Month BY: JOE SCOTT The University of Mississippi will be celebrating cycling all May, with UM Bike Month. Oxford and UM will join other communities across the nation in celebrating biking and encouraging people to get out and pedal all month. The month’s activities are being supported … More University Mounts For An Exciting Bike Month

Green Week 2016

So today begins the count down until next year’s Green Week. It seems like every year the festivities go by so fast, Green Week feels more like a Green Minute. There were so many great educational events that attending them all was difficult to keep up with. Well here is a brief break down of what … More Green Week 2016

UM’s Eighth Annual Green Week Begins April 16

Campus, community organizations collaborate for weeklong series of sustainability-focused events APRIL 8, 2016 BY MAGGIE MOSCO The University of Mississippi’s eighth annual Green Week celebration, coordinated by the Office of Sustainability, is set for April 16-24. Established in 2009, Green Week features a variety of interactive events that allow UM students, faculty, staff and Oxford … More UM’s Eighth Annual Green Week Begins April 16

Recent Graduate Fellow Grows Sustainability Education at UM

by Lindsey Abernathy, Project Manager Since beginning a yearlong fellowship in the UM Office of Sustainability in August, Kendall McDonald has worked to advance sustainability education among students on campus. The results of her work are evident in the university’s new EcoReps program, which has grown from one residence hall to include seven under McDonald’s … More Recent Graduate Fellow Grows Sustainability Education at UM

The University Green Fund Accepting New Proposals For Spring Cycle

BY: Joe Scott jwscott1@go.olemiss.edu The UM Green Fund (UMGF) was created in spring of 2013.The UMGF provides funding for the implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability projects, programs, and policies. University administration supplies the UMGF with an annual budget of $15,000 and matches donations by 50%. Proposals can be made by any students, … More The University Green Fund Accepting New Proposals For Spring Cycle

How to Go Green: Recycling and Reducing Waste

A greener lifestyle is a lifestyle that creates less waste. These tips help you to start reducing the waste you produce and reduce the waste that enters the landfill by recycling. Recycling Recycling on campus There are several recycling bins on campus to deposit aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Bins are located near: Student Union, … More How to Go Green: Recycling and Reducing Waste

Fall 2015 Semester In Review

by Lindsey Abernathy, Project Coordinator | February 1, 2016 Fall 2015 saw the launch of several new sustainability initiatives on the University of Mississippi campus, including the establishment of the UM Garden Club and the inaugural Red, Blue & Green Freshman Interest Group, as well as the growth of already existing initiatives such as EcoReps and efforts to advance … More Fall 2015 Semester In Review