MICHAEL NEWSOM: Green Grove Volunteers Grab Tons of Recyclables Each Year

This semester, the University of Mississippi’s Green Grove volunteers pulled 4,780 pounds of recyclable cans and plastics from Ole Miss football game-day trash – the equivalent weight of a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Most people don’t think much about the things they throw away, but the 186 volunteers who participated in the program did theRead the story …

Transportation Fair, Bike Share Demo Set for Sept. 12

Event helps Ole Miss community explore alternative ways to travel on campus, in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will highlight modes of transportation, including busing, biking, ride-sharing and car-sharing, Wednesday (Sept. 12) during the 2018 UM Transportation Fair and Ride O’Rama. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Galtney Lott Plaza on Business Row. “As campus continues to grow, so doRead the story …

UM Waste-Reduction Work Leads to ‘Recycler of the Year’ Award

Recycling, compost program and educational outreach cited among university's achievements

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s campuswide work to reduce waste that winds up in landfills has led to the university being named “Recycler of the Year” among educational institutions in the state and recognized at Recycling Day at the State Capitol. The Mississippi Recycling Coalition honored the university with the award for itsRead the story …

UM Food Day Celebration Features Day of Service, Pop-Up Market, More

Events scheduled throughout October to educate and get community involved

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will observe Food Day, a nationwide celebration that focuses on the importance of improving American diets and food policies, throughout October. Food Day events commence with a composting workshop hosted by Sustainable Oxford at 6 p.m. Monday (Oct. 3) at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Campus events kickRead the story …

UM Green Fund Seeks New Proposals

Applications for campus sustainability projects accepted through Oct. 19

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Green Fund is accepting project proposals from faculty, staff, and students through Monday (Oct. 19). Green Fund projects vary in scale, ranging from the installation of several campus hydration stations to providing refills for reusable containers to the launch of a composting program that has diverted more thanRead the story …

UM, Oxford Improve Safety for Cyclists, Pedestrians

Complete Streets pop-up experiment to affect sections of University Avenue in July

OXFORD, Miss. – Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can take to the streets, all part of an innovative experiment throughout July when a section of University Avenue is temporarily transformed to include two bicycle lanes, mid-block crosswalks and other infrastructure. “The city of Oxford Pathways Commission and the University of Mississippi Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee are collaborating toRead the story …

McCauley, Bombelli Win 2015 Frist Student Service Awards

Honorees lauded at Commencement for dedication to helping students

OXFORD, Miss. – All University of Mississippi employees contribute in some way to the overall student experience, but some faculty and staff go beyond the call of duty in their commitment to helping students. The annual Frist Student Service Awards honors those dedicated individuals. During the university’s Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 9), Anne McCauley, UMRead the story …

University to Celebrate Green Week April 21-24

Events include lectures, a film and annual Sustainability Fair

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will observe Green Week April 21-24 with the goal of raising awareness on campus and in the community about the importance of environmental sustainability. “For me, Green Week is a high point in the academic year, since it offers a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about ourRead the story …

Columbia University Anthropologist is UM Earth Day Lecturer

Paige West will discuss Papua New Guinean research April 22 at Overby Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned Columbia University anthropologist Paige West is the featured speaker for Earth Day at the University of Mississippi. Paige West will discuss “Imagining Pacific Futures: Climate Change, Local Livelihoods and International Environmentalist Rhetorics.” The free program is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 22) in the Overby Center Auditorium. “Dr. West’s workRead the story …

UM Campus Leaders Work to Achieve Climate Neutrality

University establishes Broad Council for Sustainability, works on environmental education and research

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi leaders gathered recently to discuss an action plan to advance sustainable initiatives on campus, with the long-term goal of achieving climate neutrality. The Feb. 24 gathering took place as part of the university’s first-ever meeting of the Broad Council for Sustainability, a group that will advise, adopt and beginRead the story …