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 …

UM to Screen ‘Fed Up’ on Thursday, October 8

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with Students for a Green Campus, the Environmental Studies minor, the Student Dietetics Association, and Real Food Rebels to screen Fed Up, a documentary about the obesity epidemic in America. The free screening will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Overby Center Auditorium. ObesityRead the story …

Receive Funding for a Sustainability Project on Campus

Find out how you can support environmental sustainability at Ole Miss

From submitting a project proposal to getting involved in existing projects as part of a class, there are multiple ways to support the Green Fund. What is the UM Green Fund? The University of Mississippi Green Fund is a pool of university funds combined with donations from the campus community. These funds are allocated to projects proposed by students, faculty,Read the story …

Green Fund Implements New Projects for Fall 2014

Projects include compost program expansion, energy-reduction initiatives

This semester, the UM Green Fund has provided funding to three campus projects including the expansion of the pilot composting program, which is projected to divert 36,000 pounds of pre-consumer food waste from the landfill during fall semester, and its first-ever initiatives targeting energy reduction. Composting Project Expansion The pilot composting program began in the fall 2013 and hasRead the story …

Faculty and Staff engage students through UM Green Fund

The UM Green Fund collaborates with faculty and staff to engage  students and utilize the campus as a living laboratory. This collaboration allows students to apply academic knowledge, stimulate interests, and sharpen critical thinking skills. In the past, the UM Green Fund has worked with: Civil Engineering 471 – Instructor: Dr. Cristiane Surbeck Dr. Surbeck’sRead the story …

Office of Sustainability Goes Big with Guerrilla Marketing

The University of Mississippi Office of Sustainability resorted to a little bit of guerrilla marketing to help draw attention to Green Week this year.  Students walking to class Monday morning were surprised to find a giant, 8′ cube of trash sitting next to the Lyceum.

UM Announces Commitment to ‘Climate Neutrality’

Chancellor signs American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, renewing campus focus on environmental issues

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones announced a major campuswide commitment Tuesday (April 22) to the goal of making Ole Miss “climate neutral,” saying the university community is focused on making sure its operations will benefit the environment as much as they take away from it. At the ceremony, Jones signed theRead the story …

Award-winning Writer, Environmentalist to Present Earth Day Lecture

Rob Nixon to discuss 'slow violence' and its long-term impact on the earth and human beings

OXFORD, Miss. – Rob Nixon, the Rachel Carson and Elizabeth Ritzmann Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will discuss the slow, yet violent, impact created by events ranging from toxic drift to climate change for the University of Mississippi’s Earth Day keynote lecture. The lecture, which is part of the university’s 2014Read the story …

UM Hosts Annual Green Week Celebration April 22-25

Author Rob Nixon to deliver Earth Day keynote lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s sixth annual Green Week celebration kicks off on Earth Day (April 22) with the goal of opening a campuswide dialogue about sustainability. Rob Nixon, author of “Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor” (Harvard University Press, 2011), will deliver the Earth Day keynote lecture at 7 p.m.Read the story …

On Location: Sustainability Goes High Fashion

Recently, a few of us had the chance to get out of the office for the afternoon and head over to the Oxford Recycling Center, which is kind of a photography goldmine, I think—tons of old electronics, crushed cans and a truck full of wet newspapers. What more could you ask for? The weather wasRead the story …