Students Form New Campus Audubon Chapter

Written by Emma Counce A group of passionate students at the University of Mississippi have banded together this semester in the name of the land, the community, and its resources and creatures to create the Magnolia Grove Audubon Campus Chapter. The campus chapters initiative is a new program from National Audubon Society with the hopes…

Experiencing Oxford with Earth Day Keynote Drew Lanham

  Green Student Intern, biology major and environmental studies minor Emma Counce reflects on Earth Day Keynote Speaker Drew Lanham’s visit to Oxford By Emma Counce Dr. Drew Lanham, a professor of songbird ecology, ornithologist, and creative writer, delivered the UM Earth Day Keynote Address on April 24th during Green Week. The Earth Day Keynote…

Local Holiday Recipes

by Timothy Ankenman, graduate student in UM Coordinated Program in Dietetics With the autumnal colored leaves falling and colder nights comes a bountiful harvest of colorful fruits and vegetables. Remembering where your food comes from is important during this season because you want the highest quality fresh fruit and produce in your meals and the closer…

Don’t be Haunted by Waste this Halloween!

By Emma Counce, Outreach Coordinator Halloween is a fang-tastic holiday! But, things like brand-new costumes, single-use decorations, spooky party waste, and more can definitely make this time of year scary in more ways than one. Here are some tips for how you can keep it festive without being haunted by your waste. Costumes – Eighty-five percent…

October Events Recap: Pollination Celebration and Food Day

By Brenna Gardner, Food Waste Reduction Intern, and Jade Chalkley, Sustainability Fellow October has kicked off highlighting some of the most important animals on the planet: pollinators. We hosted two fantastic events, coming to a close with a BIG announcement. On October 2, the Office of Sustainability and Landscape Services hosted a Pollination Celebration. The…

Important 2019 Gameday Recycling Tips – New Recycling Dispensers and More

Tailgating on the University of Mississippi campus generates more than 100 tons of waste each season. Since 2009, the Office of Sustainability, Landscape Services and Oxford Recycling Department have offered gameday recycling services through the Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program. Several adjustments have been made to the program this year, including how to get a…

The University of Mississippi takes strides to BEE friendly landscapes

  On Wednesday October 2nd, the Office of Sustainability and Landscape Services will be hosting a Pollination Celebration from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm outside the Music building! Mitch Robinson, the Conservation Education Manager at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, will be giving a presentation on the importance of pollinators and creating native habitats and food…

Trashy’s Back-To-School List

  Hey y’all! My name is Trashy and I work for the Office of Sustainability! I help answer questions and educate students, staff, and faculty about recycling, waste reduction, and other eco-friendly habits at the University of Mississippi. I am SOOO excited for the new semester and I have some great ways to get ready…

Attend the UM Transportation Fair, Sept. 11

    As campus grows, it becomes more and more important to share information about transportation options available–not only for our convenience, but our health and wallet too! The 2019 UM Transportation Fair will take place on Saturday, Sept 11 from 10am-1pm on the Union Plaza. This annual event offers an opportunity for faculty, students…

Meet the UM Field Station: “The Best Kept Secret on Campus”

Did you know the University of Mississippi has a 740 acre research and educational facility located just 11 miles from campus? The UM Field Station is a fantastic resource for our campus community, both for education and research as well as recreation. We decided to ask the UM Field Station’s very own director, Dr. Scott…