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…

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…

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…

Mississippi Recycling Coalition Recognizes UM Students for Waste Reduction Leadership

By Lindsey Abernathy Four University of Mississippi students were selected to receive scholarships from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition in January based on leadership experience related to recycling and waste reduction, including composting. The students who received the scholarships were: civil engineering major Jay Rao; psychology major Taylor Robertson; biology major Megan Stubbs; and communication sciences and disorders…

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…

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…