Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

2018 Green Week Exhibit — Call for Proposals

Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2018 Green Week Exhibit. Each spring semester, as a part of our Green Week programming, the Office of Sustainability creates an educational exhibit that is displayed on campus to encourage dialogue and promote sustainability. Students and members of the UM community are invited to share their ideas for an opportunity to be sponsored to create next year’s exhibit.

Subjects for the Green Week Exhibit may include (but are not limited by) the following:

  • Climate Change
  • Waste Reduction
  • Food Sustainability
  • Environmental justice
  • Issues of pollution/toxicity
  • Social sustainability

Competitive proposals will highlight a specific issue relating to sustainability in an educational and engaging way.

The author of the winning proposal will receive up to $500 for the execution of their design and will be responsible for acquiring all materials used and for facilitating the full assembly of the exhibit.

To submit an exhibit idea, click here. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., March 9th, 2018.

 Past Exhibits

2017 Exhibit – A Littered Landscape

The 2017 exhibit was proposed and created by UM alumna Anna Brigrance. While she was still in school studying art and English, she conceived the idea of “A Littered Landscape.” She displayed an original photo of a natural landscape and gradually covered it with trash collected from campus throughout the week. After proposing the concept, her idea was then sponsored by the Office, featured on the Green Week website and integrated into the scheduled week of events.


2016 Exhibit – Food For Thought

The exhibit “Food for Thought,” illustrated the environmental effects of food waste and ways individuals can mitigate those effects. The exhibit tank was separated into three sections, each representing a tier of the Food Recovery Hierarchy, which indicates the best ways to prevent food waste. The sections in the exhibit showcased the effects of landfilling food, composting food and source reduction, or reducing the volume of surplus food that is thrown away

2015 Exhibit – Trash Tank

For Green Week 2015, the Center for Manufacturing Excellence helped construct the “Trash Tank Exhibit” illustrating the amount of litter disposed of improperly on the University of Mississippi campus. Because Landscape Services employs individuals to pick up litter, students don’t always realize that this is a problem. Landscape Services staff filled the tank through the week with real campus litter, and volunteers sorted the recyclables from waste at the end of the week.

2014 Exhibit – Consumption Cube

Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

The “Consumption Cube” was a 9 foot by 9 foot cube covered in trash and designed to raise awareness of how our habits and consumption create a large amount of waste. The cube informed students with a visual of the amount of waste created on the campus, state, nation and planet. Messaging on the cube offered wide range of sustainable solutions to reduce the amount of waste we generate from recycling on campus and in the residence halls, curb side recycling with the City of Oxford and even submitting project proposals to the Green Fund.