Student Sustainability Opportunities
We have regularly occurring volunteer opportunities through the Green Grove and UM Compost programs, but we also occasionally have other opportunities as well, including work days at the Woodlawn-Davis Nature Center. If you are interested in volunteering but don’t know where to begin, or if you would like to inquire about a particular opportunity, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a student group
The University is home to several sustainability-related student groups, like the UM Garden Club, UM Beekeepers, and the Magnolia Grove Campus Audubon Chapter. Learn more about these student groups.
Serve as a leader
The Office of Sustainability employs student interns each semester to work on its initiatives as a part of the Green Student Intern Program (GSIP). These internships are paid opportunities that span a wide variety of topics. Internships offer valuable opportunities for personal and professional development.
Take a sustainability-related class
The Environmental Studies program at the university offers an exciting, multidisciplinary minor that focuses on diverse aspects of environmental thought, research, and awareness.
The Disaster Studies program offers an interdisciplinary minor that exposes students to the science and practice in fields such as emergency management and disaster mental health.
Propose a project
Do you have an idea for a sustainability-related project? Get it funded through the UM Green Fund! The Green Fund supports innovative sustainability projects on campus. Since its establishment in 2013, the Green Fund has awarded more than $58,000 of funding to 22 projects. Learn more here.
Attend an event
Our office plans fun, engaging sustainability events all year long. Popular events our office has facilitated in the past have included film screenings, interactive panels, farmers markets, and festivals. Check our calendar or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with the latest events from our office.
There are recycling bins in every academic building and almost every other building on campus. You can recycle #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum cans, cardboard, and mixed paper. Check out the recycling guide for more information about recycling on campus and in Oxford.
Split your commute
There are many ways to get around the University and Oxford! Ride a bike, rent a car for a few hours, or ride the bus to get around. Learn more about alternative transportation options at the University of Mississippi.
Bring your own cup
The University of Mississippi creates about 400 tons of trash a day. Help reduce this amount by swapping single-use water bottles with a reusable one. The University has over 55 hydration stations on campus that make refilling your bottle easy and convenient!
Go meatless one day a week
Reduce the environmental impact of your diet by going meatless just one day a week! Learn more about vegetarian and vegan dining at the University of Mississippi.