Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Mission

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to be a catalyst for environmentally positive change by educating, connecting and empowering the members of our community for the wellbeing of people and our ecological systems.

Goals

1.)   Advance sustainability at an institutional level and leverage our impact through cross-campus collaboration. This requires an understanding of qualitative and quantitative sustainability indicators and facilitating partnerships and relationships among university constituents.

2.)   Develop leaders among the university community through co-curricular learning experiences, campus partnerships and academic collaboration.

3.) Increase collective knowledge and awareness of sustainability concepts.

Core Values

Inclusivity

We believe in maintaining an open, safe and welcoming work environment.

Adaptability

We understand change is inherent. We embrace adaptability in pursuit of resiliency.

Environmentally Centered

We recognize the interdependency of nature and remain environmentally centered in decision making, processes and operations.

Intentional

We believe in deliberate and thoughtful work; we work hard on behalf of the greater good.

Growth Mindset

We embrace a growth mindset in acknowledging accountability and responsibility for our actions and impacts.

Wellbeing

We believe that to best serve our mission we must invest in individual wellbeing.