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

UM Green Fund Implements New Projects

Three University of Mississippi Green Fund projects, which received funding during the spring semester funding cycle, will be implemented this fall. Funded projects include Lenoir Dining’s efforts to seek Green Restaurant Association certification and incorporate sustainable practices into daily operations; the establishment of Ole Miss Market Days, a series of events aimed at promoting local … More UM Green Fund Implements New Projects

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

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