by Lindsey Abernathy, Project Coordinator | February 1, 2016
Fall 2015 saw the launch of several new sustainability initiatives on the University of Mississippi campus, including the establishment of the UM Garden Club and the inaugural Red, Blue & Green Freshman Interest Group, as well as the growth of already existing initiatives such as EcoReps and efforts to advance biking. Read a recap of sustainability projects below:
Garden Groundbreaking – Volunteers broke ground on the university’s first on-campus community garden in September. Members of the new UM Garden Club maintain the garden, growing produce for themselves and to be donated to the UM Food Bank. The garden is open to students, faculty and staff.
Fostering Residential Leaders in Sustainability – The EcoReps program grew during fall semester, with 10 students working to advance sustainability in Crosby Hall and Residential College South. EcoReps organized monthly activities and served as sustainability hot-spots in their halls.