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

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

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

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

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