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…

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…

Sustainability Spotlight: Meet Sustainability Fellow Jade Chalkley

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to welcome Jade Chalkley as the university’s third Sustainability Fellow. Jade, who is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, joined the office in August 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, and worked extensively on sustainability projects during her time as an undergraduate….

Sustainability Spotlight: UM Arborist Nathan Lazinksy

Interview by Leta Rowan, Green Student Intern The University of Mississippi’s award-winning landscaping is a very visible part of campus. The work that goes into planning, installing and maintaining the landscape is lesser known, in part because it often happens early in the morning or late at night. Nathan Lazinsky,  assistant superintendent for UM Landscape Services and a…