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 …

New Residential Learning Community Focuses on Sustainability

Apply now to the Red, Blue, & Green Freshman Interest Group

The University of Mississippi will be home to a new residential learning experience focused on environmental sustainability beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The Red, Blue, & Green Freshman Interest Group (FIG) is now accepting applications for its inaugural community. A freshman interest group (FIG) is a specific community for first-year students with shared interestsRead the story …

Campus Leaders Join Sustainability Broad Council

Sustainability Broad Council works to advance sustainablity on UM campus

Representatives from all corners of the university community will convene for the first- ever meeting of the Sustainability Broad Council on Tuesday, February 24. The council was established to enact the measures recommended by the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), signed by Chancellor Dan Jones in April 2014. A collaboration of more thanRead the story …

Five New Sustainability Projects Receive Funding

UM Green Fund receives record number of project proposals from students, faculty and staff

During fall 2014, the University of Mississippi Green Fund Committee received a record number of project proposals from students, faculty and staff. After careful consideration following the presentations given at the public hearing, the committee awarded $11,580 to fund five projects. The funded projects are: The Law School Student Body (LSSB) received funding to installRead the story …

UM Named ‘Tree Campus USA’

Arbor Day Foundation recognizes UM's efforts to protect trees, educate campus community

The Arbor Day Foundation recently named the University of Mississippi a “Tree Campus USA,” thanks largely to the work of Landscape Services. The designation recognizes UM for meeting high standards of protecting trees and educating community members. “Anytime you get anything like this it’s a recognition of the work that’s already being done,” said JeffRead the story …

Green Grove Initiative Needs Faculty and Staff Help!

Volunteers needed to sort recycling Dec. 1, Dec. 2 at Oxford Recycling Center

With the end of the semester just around the corner, the Office of Sustainability is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to help sort game day recycling from the Egg Bowl to give students time to prepare for final exams. Volunteers are needed on Monday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 2 from 2 p.m. until 4Read the story …

UM Receives Honorable Mention as Bicycle Friendly University

National designation recognizes achievements; helps lay foundation for improvements

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been recognized for its efforts to support and improve cycling on campus with an honorable mention nod as a Bicycle Friendly University from the League of American Bicyclists. Ole Miss is the first university in the state to receive this designation. “The designation recognizes that we are makingRead the story …

UM, Oxford to Celebrate Food Day

Oct. 16 celebration to feature on-campus farmers market, festival and panel discussion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and Oxford community will observe Food Day – a nationwide movement toward healthy, affordable and sustainable food – Thursday (Oct. 16) with a festival and panel discussion. The Food Day Farmers Market and Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Student Union.Read the story …

UM, Oxford to Celebrate Food Day Oct. 16

Festival to feature market, cooking demonstration, mobile farm bus and more

The University of Mississippi Student Union Plaza will transform into an on-campus farmers’ market and festival on Thursday, Oct. 16 as part of the fourth annual Food Day celebration, a nationwide celebration and movement toward healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The Food Day Farmers’ Market and Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2Read the story …

Panel discussion to focus on “The State of Food at UM”

As part of the Food Day celebration, the University of Mississippi is hosting a student discussion panel on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. in the Overby Center Audtiorium. “The State of Food at UM” discussion will be led by Catarina Townes, Assistant Professor of Southern Studies and Anthropology, and will feature short talks fromRead the story …