April is for Accessibility

April is known for rain, flowers and of course EARTH DAY! But, did you know it is also Disability Awareness Month? In order to support the planet, we must first support people; this means people of all backgrounds and abilities. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have teamed up with the International Disability Alliance…

Songbird Ecologist and Author J Drew Lanham to Deliver UM Earth Day Keynote

Written by Kendall McDonald Songbird ecologist and award-winning author and poet J Drew Lanham is the University of Mississippi’s 2019 Earth Day keynote speaker. Lanham will deliver his address, “Head to Heart- Creatively Writing the Bridge Between Science and Art,” on April 24 at 7pm in Weems Auditorium, located in the UM Law School. Dr….

Catch a Ride with Zimride!

Commuting is expensive. Reduce the cost of your commute with Zimride! The Zimride rideshare program was designed to help decrease the commuting costs of university faculty, staff, and students. Registering with Zimride is quick and posting and finding rides is easy.  If you don’t have an account with Zimride yet, follow the steps below to…

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. During this month we recognize female contributions across the globe and their impact in society. In the field of sustainability, gender equality and the education of women and girls is a crucial part of creating a just and sustainable world. Female scientists and researchers have always been and continue to…

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…

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…