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

How to Go Green: Meetings and Events

As you plan your meeting or conference, think about the possible ways to reduce your environmental impact. These tips will help save money as well as resources. Registration & Meeting Materials Allow participants to register online or RSVP electronically. Communicate with participants by email as much as possible. Provide all meeting materials, or as many materials … More How to Go Green: Meetings and Events

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

How Go To Green: Being A Green Consumer

Be a Smarter Consumer “The manufacture, use, and disposal of certain products might have adverse impacts on human health and the environment…that impose costs that…ultimately, society as a whole, end up paying for in one way or another.” — EPA To be a greener consumer, consider a product’s environmental impact in addition to its price … More How Go To Green: Being A Green Consumer

Go Green This Spring

by Steven Wild, Green Student Intern | November 16, 2015 Though it’s hard to fathom, this fall term is already coming to a close, and students have begun setting their schedules for spring semester. As you start to make your own plans for the upcoming spring, be sure to consider some of the following opportunities … More Go Green This Spring

No Car? No Problem: A Guide to Going Carless in and around Oxford

by Ellen Olack, AmeriCorps VISTA | September 14, 2015 College comes with many expenses—tuition, books, housing, groceries, etc. Luckily for me, a car was not one of them. People are always shocked to learn that I do not have a car, but in Oxford it’s easy! I don’t have to worry about car notes, insurance, gas, repairs or … More No Car? No Problem: A Guide to Going Carless in and around Oxford

8 Ways to Go Green Over the Holidays

by Kelli Coleman, Green Student Intern | November 17, 2015 The holiday season is a time of joy, community and giving back. With festive dinners, extravagant decorations, and beautiful presents it is easily the best time of the year.  Unfortunately it can also be a time of increased waste production and energy use around your home. Thankfully … More 8 Ways to Go Green Over the Holidays

Plate Thoughtfully: Food Waste at UM

by Kendall McDonald, Post Baccalaureate Fellow | October 12, 2015 As part of the university’s Food Day observation in October, Office of Sustainability staff recently collected food waste data on two dining locations on campus: the Rebel Market and the Marketplace at the Residential Colleges. The measured amount of post-consumer waste (food left on plates by diners) … More Plate Thoughtfully: Food Waste at UM