Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Volunteer with Green Grove!

 Sign up for GAMEDAY Volunteering 

Sign up for RECYCLING SORTING Volunteering

 

Why Green Grove?

The Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program strives to educate tailgaters, students, faculty and staff about the importance of recycling in the Grove and Circle on game days. Each year, thousands of pounds of waste are produced from tailgating. Our goal is to educate student volunteers on the importance of recycling, and in turn to divert as much of that waste as possible away from the landfill so it can be recycled and reused. Volunteers are responsible for educating tailgaters and distributing recycling bags before home football games, two of which the university will be competing in the EPA’s Gameday Challenge, a nation-wide competition to reduce waste generated on football gamedays. Volunteers also sort recycling collected from home football games each week following the game.

When:

Game day volunteering begins about 4 hours before two designated home gamedays. Volunteers work 2 hours and will be done working about 30 min. before the team goes down the Walk of Champions.

Sorting volunteering occurs on the Mondays and Tuesdays after all home games from 1-3 p.m. Volunteers may arrive or leave at anytime depending on their schedule.

 

 

Where:

Game day volunteers meet at the white recycling trailer.

Sorting volunteers work at the Oxford Recycling Center down S. Lamar. Rides are available to the Recycling Center at 1 p.m. and back to campus at 3 p.m.

Volunteer Support

The Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program is supported by individual volunteers as well as local/campus organizations, businesses, and alumni. You can help either by volunteering on game days to educate tailgaters on how to recycle in the Grove, or by volunteering throughout the weeks following home games to sort the collected recyclables at the Oxford Recycling Center with the Green Grove team. If your campus organization would like to sponsor a game or sorting shift with volunteers, please contact greengrove@olemiss.edu. 

Click here to sign up for GAMEDAY Volunteering

Click here to sign up for RECYCLING SORTING Volunteering 

Education and Outreach

Volunteers provide education and outreach on the Green Grove program to tailgaters in the Grove and Circle by informing them on the recycling system, as well as make sure each tent has a recycling bag. Additionally, Green Grove volunteers can help sort collected recyclables in the days following game day. For further information on volunteering or for additional questions, please email greengrove@olemiss.edu.

Why should you volunteer?

There are many perks to volunteering with the Green Grove:

  • Earn community service hours
  • Receive a free Green Grove T-shirt
  • Build relationships with others
  • Take part in making a difference on campus
  • Learn about recycling on campus and in Oxford

Thanks for a great 2017 season!

Thanks to over 200 student volunteers during the 2017 football season, we diverted over 2.78 tons of recyclables from the landfill! Thank you to all of our Green Grove volunteers – we would not be able to run our program without you!

 

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