Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi


Green Week 2013
April 22-26

Enough for all forever.

Green Week celebrates is 5 year anniversary on the University of Mississippi campus. With events throughout the week, we invite you to come and learn about sustainability and what does it mean to have enough, for all, forever.

Program of Events

Earth Day! Green Week Kick-off Event

Monday, April 22, 10 AM at the Phi Mu Fountain

  • Words of introduction with Sustainability Director, Ian Banner, and Green Week Student Coordinator Cortez Moss
  • Green Step Performance, by Regional Champions Alpha Phi Alpha
  • 2013 Rebel Energy Challenge Winners Announced!

Growing a Wilder Planet, Janisse Ray, Green Week Keynote Address

Monday, April 22, 7:00 PM @ Overby Center

Writer, naturalist, activist Janisse Ray lectures from her most recent bookThe Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food

Sponsored by: The University of Mississippi English Department, Office of Sustainability, College of Liberal Arts, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Department of Biology and Media and Documentary Projects Center

“Few people are aware of what’s happening with seeds,” said Ray, who lives on a farm using self-sustaining methods to produce her family’s own food. “Organic and local are major components, and so is our seed supply which is, after all, our food supply.”

Sustainability Fair

Wednesday April 24, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Union Plaza

    • Booths –  Games and Giveaways
    • “Farmers Market”
    • Buy a student artist made GW T-shirt, or bring something to be printed for free
    • h2otty toddy water bottles for sale!

The Color of Environmental Racism

Wednesday April 24, Speaker and Panel discussion – Reception at 5:30, Panel at 6 pm; Bryant Hall, Room 200

Medicinal Plant Garden Tour and Open House

Thursday April 25, 12:00-1:00 PM and 4:00-5:00 PM

Bike to Campus Day

Friday April 26, Breakfast @ Union Plaza 7:30-10 AM

Arbor Day Ceremony

Friday April 26, 10 AM, Second Baptist Church

Second Annual Eco-fashion Show

Friday April 26, 7:00 PM, Jackson Avenue Center