University Hosts Faculty and Staff “Sorts-Giving” at the Oxford Recycling Center

Volunteers needed to help sort materials Nov. 26 OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability is seeking faculty, staff and community member volunteers to help sort recyclables collected from this year’s Egg Bowl as part of UM’s Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program. “Sorts-Giving” will take place at the Oxford Recycling Center from…

UM Food Day Festivities Kick Off October 11

By Kathryn Rensing OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will observe Food Day, a national celebration of “real food” and the importance of sustainable food systems, throughout October. The UM Office of Sustainability will host its annual Food Day Festival and Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Oct.18) on Galtney-Lott Plaza….

5 Reasons to Visit the Hummingbird Festival

By Jay Rao, ASB Sustainability Director 5 Reasons to Visit the Hummingbird Festival by Jay Rao, Director of Sustainability, ASB It’s a beautiful day in North Mississippi. The sun is shining; the birds are…humming? That’s right, the birds are humming! Less than one month away is the 19th Annual Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration at…

Volunteer for the 2018 Sift-A-Thon, April 25

By Navodit Paudel, Green Student Intern If you are passionate about meeting new people and getting involved in campus activities, the Office of Sustainability provides many volunteer opportunities all throughout the academic year. To volunteer with us during the Spring semester, sign up for the Sift-A-Thon on April 25. By 2017, the UM Compost team…

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…

University Mounts For An Exciting Bike Month

University To Hold Series of Events Celebrating Bike Month BY: JOE SCOTT The University of Mississippi will be celebrating cycling all May, with UM Bike Month. Oxford and UM will join other communities across the nation in celebrating biking and encouraging people to get out and pedal all month. The month’s activities are being supported…

Green Week 2016

So today begins the count down until next year’s Green Week. It seems like every year the festivities go by so fast, Green Week feels more like a Green Minute. There were so many great educational events that attending them all was difficult to keep up with. Well here is a brief break down of what…

UM’s Eighth Annual Green Week Begins April 16

Campus, community organizations collaborate for weeklong series of sustainability-focused events APRIL 8, 2016 BY MAGGIE MOSCO The University of Mississippi’s eighth annual Green Week celebration, coordinated by the Office of Sustainability, is set for April 16-24. Established in 2009, Green Week features a variety of interactive events that allow UM students, faculty, staff and Oxford…

UM Dance Program Brings Awareness to Water Issues

by Joe Scott, Marketing & Communications Intern University Of Mississippi student dancers will join dance groups across the nation to bring awareness to water issues as part of the National Water Dance 2016. The Mississippi River Water Dance will take place on April 16 at 2:30 p.m., at the Mud Island River Park in Memphis….