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…

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…

12 Days of Trash Talk

Trashy here! Did you know Americans throw out 35% more trash during the holidays!? A lot of this waste goes to landfills where the runoff can leach into water systems, and microplastics can end up in our oceans and eventually the fish we eat. Be good to the SEA-son this year and make sure you…

Have an Earth Friendly Turkey Day!

The leaves are changing from green to orange, yellow, red, and brown. The fall breeze brings cooler weather and promises of delicious food with family and friends. Show your gratitude to the Earth this holiday season by taking steps to make Thanksgiving a little greener. Reduce the Impact of Your Shopping Shopping Tip #1- When…

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…

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…

How to Go Green: Meetings and Events

As you plan your meeting or conference, think about the possible ways to reduce your environmental impact. These tips will help save money as well as resources. Registration & Meeting Materials Allow participants to register online or RSVP electronically. Communicate with participants by email as much as possible. Provide all meeting materials, or as many materials…

How to Go Green: Recycling and Reducing Waste

A greener lifestyle is a lifestyle that creates less waste. These tips help you to start reducing the waste you produce and reduce the waste that enters the landfill by recycling. Recycling Recycling on campus There are several recycling bins on campus to deposit aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Bins are located near: Student Union,…

How Go To Green: Being A Green Consumer

Be a Smarter Consumer “The manufacture, use, and disposal of certain products might have adverse impacts on human health and the environment…that impose costs that…ultimately, society as a whole, end up paying for in one way or another.” — EPA To be a greener consumer, consider a product’s environmental impact in addition to its price…

How To Go Green: Conserving Energy

Conserving Energy By: Staff Conserving energy can be as simple as the flip of a switch. Your everyday actions play a critical role in the University of Mississippi’s commitment to the principles of sustainability and resource stewardship. These simple tips provide a starting point for living green by conserving energy. Lighting   Turn off the…