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…

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…

April is for Accessibility

April is known for rain, flowers and of course EARTH DAY! But, did you know it is also Disability Awareness Month? In order to support the planet, we must first support people; this means people of all backgrounds and abilities. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have teamed up with the International Disability Alliance…

Songbird Ecologist and Author J Drew Lanham to Deliver UM Earth Day Keynote

Written by Kendall McDonald Songbird ecologist and award-winning author and poet J Drew Lanham is the University of Mississippi’s 2019 Earth Day keynote speaker. Lanham will deliver his address, “Head to Heart- Creatively Writing the Bridge Between Science and Art,” on April 24 at 7pm in Weems Auditorium, located in the UM Law School. Dr….

Catch a Ride with Zimride!

Commuting is expensive. Reduce the cost of your commute with Zimride! The Zimride rideshare program was designed to help decrease the commuting costs of university faculty, staff, and students. Registering with Zimride is quick and posting and finding rides is easy.  If you don’t have an account with Zimride yet, follow the steps below to…

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. During this month we recognize female contributions across the globe and their impact in society. In the field of sustainability, gender equality and the education of women and girls is a crucial part of creating a just and sustainable world. Female scientists and researchers have always been and continue to…

Black History Month 2019: A Celebration of Black Environmentalist Leaders

By Jade Chalkley On the 27th of September in 1962, Rachel Carson’s seminal book Silent Spring was released. This book would lead to the formation of legislation that continues to protect natural spaces and the health of communities,  and would eventually spark the formation of the modern environmental movement. Three days after the release of her book, a…

Trashy’s New Year Resolutions for 2019

Hello, My name is Trashy. I work in the Office of Sustainability and I am the official host of #TrashTalk, a segment where we learn together about recycling and waste in the University and around Oxford. As my friends know, I am passionate about sustainability and I try my best to be a little greener…