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

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

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

Mississippi Water Security Institute Hosts Lecture on Changing Delta Waterscape

Christopher Morris, professor of history at the University of Texas, Arlington, will speak on the environmental history of the lower Mississippi Delta, with a focus on the area’s waterscape as part of a public seminar hosted by the Mississippi Water Security Institute. Morris’ lecture, “Water, Water, Everywhere: A Wet History of the Delta,” will take … More Mississippi Water Security Institute Hosts Lecture on Changing Delta Waterscape