Oxford and University Green Week

University of Mississippi

Green Week Campus Events

Check out Green Week events taking place on the University of Mississippi campus. Click on each individual event below for more information. View the full Green Week schedule for events taking place in Oxford.

Monday, April 17

Ole Miss Tree Trail Walk
10 a.m., Meet at Quad Fountain
Enjoy a guided walk along a portion of the Ole Miss Tree Trail led by UM arborist Nathan Kazinsky. Participants will receive a digital map of the full Ole Miss Tree Trail to use for future self-guided walks.

Tuesday, April 18

Ole Miss Tree Trail Walk
1 p.m., Meet at Quad Fountain
Enjoy a guided walk along a portion of the Ole Miss Tree Trail led by UM arborist Nathan Lazinsky. Participants will receive a digital map of the full Ole Miss Tree Trail to use for future self-guided walks.

Wednesday, April 19

Ole Miss Arbor Day Celebration
12:00 p.m., Meet at Grove
UM Landscape Services will plant a tree in the Grove in observation of Arbor Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to take home a tree seedling from the champion Catalpa tree on campus.

“Eat to Live” Cooking Demo & Meal
5 p.m., meet at the UM Garden (located behind the RC South)
Join the UM Garden Club and UM Food Bank for a healthy meal created from produce grown in the campus garden and shelf-stable ingredients available at the Food Bank! Attendees will meet at the UM Garden (behind RC South) to help harvest veggies and then walk over to the Honors College kitchen for a quick cooking demo. The meal will consist of kale grilled cheese, tomato-basil soup, sautéed carrots with rosemary and thyme and strawberry basil lemonade. This event is free, but registration is required. Reserve your spot here.

Thursday, April 20

The UM Master Plan for the Oxford Campus: A Sustainable Vision of Campus Development
12:15 p.m., Meet at Lamar 323
University architect Ian Banner, who is also director of Facilities Planning and the Office of Sustainability, will speak on sustainability related aspects of the newly updated UM Master Plan, which acts a guide for future campus growth plans.

Earth Day Keynote Address: “The Song of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors” by David Haskell
7 p.m., Overby Center Auditorium
David George Haskell, an American biologist, author and biology professor at Sewanee: the University of the South, will deliver the 2017 Earth Day Keynote Address, “The Song of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors.”  Haskell is the author of The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature, which explores the local diversity in one square meter of the forest floor in Shakerag Hollow, atop the Cumberland Plateau in Sewanee, Tennessee over a calendar year. The keynote will follow the April 4 release of his second book, The Songs of Trees. 

Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day)

Earth Day Yoga
4 p.m., Meet at head of South Campus Rail Trail
Join Ole Miss Outdoors and the Campus Recreation fitness team for a free outdoor yoga class. A certified yoga instructor will teach the session beneath the beautiful tree canopy of the South Campus single track trails. No prior yoga experience necessary. Instruction and yoga mat provided; you provide the zen. This is a free event, but registration is required. *Click here to register online, or visit Turner Center 110.

 

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