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….

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….

In Case You Missed It: UM Transportation Fair

by Wesley Gerard, Active Transportation Intern On September 12, the University of Mississippi hosted its second Transportation Fair. The fair was intended to promote sustainable transportation on and off campus by encouraging students to use bikes, carpools, or public transportation to get to school and around Oxford. The fair was organized by the Office of…

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…

Students: Apply by March 9 to Join the UM Green Fund Committee

by Haley Renschler, Public Relations Intern The University of Mississippi Green Fund Committee is now accepting applications for an open student position on their team. This is a great opportunity to get involved and play a meaningful role in the sustainability efforts on campus. The UM Green Fund Committee is made up of students, faculty and…

UM to Screen Food Chains Feb. 21

The University of Mississippi Environmental Studies Minor and Office of Sustainability will host a screening of the film Food Chains on Wednesday, February 21, as part of UM’s environmental film series. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in the Overby Auditorium on the UM campus and is free and open to the public. Food…

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…