Oxford Adopts New Complete Streets Policy

March 27, 2015 by Grace Haines, Green Student Intern The City of Oxford has adopted a new amendment to its Complete Streets policy intended to increase the safety of all road users including pedestrians, bicyclists, disabled persons, transit riders, motorists, and others. This amendment revises the previous policy adopted in 2011, targeting the need for…

Inaugural Sustainability Fellow Works to Advance Biking in Community

March 27, 2015 by Lindsey Abernathy, Project Coordinator When Sara Douglass joined the University of Mississippi Office of Sustainability’s as its first post baccalaureate fellow, she saw a potential to get more students, faculty and staff on two wheels rather than four. Douglass, who started her yearlong fellowship in August, facilitated the establishment of the…

Meet Your Ole Miss Bike Mechanic

March 27, 2015 by Madeleine Achgill, Green Student Intern Growing up biking around his neighborhood, UM Bike Mechanic Steve Valliant has loved bikes from a young age. Valliant began working in the Ole Miss Bike Shop in the fall of 2013. His career with bikes began in high school at a local bike shop, where…

UM Forms Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

March 27, 2015 by Joe Bell, Green Student Intern A new future for bicyclists and pedestrians is being forged at the University of Mississippi. In the fall 2014, the university established the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee following the recommendation of the League of American Bicyclists as a result of the university’s Bicycle Friendly University…

DamNation Screening

DamNation Screening to take place May 12, 2015 Join us for a screening of DamNation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that…