Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Volunteer for 2017! 

Volunteer to hand out recycling bags on gameday or sort collected recycling the Monday & Tuesday after each home football game.

Sign up for gameday volunteering here. 

Sign up for recycling sorting here. 

Green Grove Program


The Green Grove Program at the University of Mississippi is a popular volunteer-driven program that aims to incorporate recycling into the game day experience by engaging and educating tailgaters in the Grove and Circle. Through the program, the university also aims to decrease the amount of waste that ends up in landfills as a result of tailgating.

Green Grove volunteers help work toward these goals by speaking with fans and passing out recycling bags in the Grove on gamedays and also by helping sort the collected recycling bags from the tailgating areas at the Oxford Recycling Center during the days following a home game. Additionally, Green Grove participates in the Game Day Recycling Challenge, a national collegiate competition that measures the recycling efforts and diversion rates produced from tailgating areas and stadiums around the country.

How to Get Involved

There are two ways for students to get involved in the Green Grove Program during the fall 2017 semester:

1.)  Volunteer – Volunteer opportunities include educating tailgaters on football home game Saturdays and sorting recycling the following Monday and/or Tuesday at the Oxford Recycling Center. Additional volunteer opportunities may be available throughout the semester. Click here to view and sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

2.) Apply to be a Green Grove Ambassador – Green Grove Ambassadors serve in a leadership role and are an integral part in the success of the program. All of the Green Grove Ambassador positions have been filled for 2017.

 Click the following links for more information:

Contact Information

For further information on the program or to sign up your group/student organization to volunteer, contact us at