Green Fund Offers Sustainability Problem-Solving Workshop on Nov. 13

The University of Mississippi Green Fund Committee will host a sustainability problem-solving workshop on Nov. 13 to help participants identify sustainability issues and explore realistic solutions.  The workshop’s activities will ultimately help students, faculty, and staff write competitive Green Fund proposals to submit during the spring funding cycle. The workshop will also help individuals who…

Meet the Fall 2016 Change Agents

Throughout the academic year, the University of Mississippi Office of Sustainability offers several leadership opportunities to students interested in advancing sustainability on campus. Students go through a competitive application process to join the office’s Green Student Intern Program, EcoRep Leaders cohort, or Green Grove Ambassador program. They then dedicate a significant amount of time to sustainability…

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…

University Mounts For An Exciting Bike Month

University To Hold Series of Events Celebrating Bike Month BY: JOE SCOTT The University of Mississippi will be celebrating cycling all May, with UM Bike Month. Oxford and UM will join other communities across the nation in celebrating biking and encouraging people to get out and pedal all month. The month’s activities are being supported…

Green Week 2016

So today begins the count down until next year’s Green Week. It seems like every year the festivities go by so fast, Green Week feels more like a Green Minute. There were so many great educational events that attending them all was difficult to keep up with. Well here is a brief break down of what…

UM’s Eighth Annual Green Week Begins April 16

Campus, community organizations collaborate for weeklong series of sustainability-focused events APRIL 8, 2016 BY MAGGIE MOSCO The University of Mississippi’s eighth annual Green Week celebration, coordinated by the Office of Sustainability, is set for April 16-24. Established in 2009, Green Week features a variety of interactive events that allow UM students, faculty, staff and Oxford…

UM Dance Program Brings Awareness to Water Issues

by Joe Scott, Marketing & Communications Intern University Of Mississippi student dancers will join dance groups across the nation to bring awareness to water issues as part of the National Water Dance 2016. The Mississippi River Water Dance will take place on April 16 at 2:30 p.m., at the Mud Island River Park in Memphis….

The University Green Fund Accepting New Proposals For Spring Cycle

BY: Joe Scott jwscott1@go.olemiss.edu The UM Green Fund (UMGF) was created in spring of 2013.The UMGF provides funding for the implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability projects, programs, and policies. University administration supplies the UMGF with an annual budget of $15,000 and matches donations by 50%. Proposals can be made by any students,…

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…