Oxford and University Green Week

University of Mississippi

Past Green Week Events

Check out Green Week events from past years.

UM Master Plan: Planning for a Pedestrian-Friendly Campus” Lunch & Learn
The newly updated UM Master Plan includes a mobility framework, which emphasizes pedestrian movement and university sponsored transit and includes plans for an expanded bicycle network, a series of transit hubs and more. Learn about these these long-term plans, as well as current efforts, during this Green Week Lunch & Learn featuring university architect Ian Banner and director of parking and transportation Mike Harris. Lunch and coffee will be provided.

Oxford Community Market Season Kick-Off
Celebrate the kick off of farmers market season by visiting the Oxford Community Market. Shop for produce, baked goods, and other locally produced items. Live music, free cake, kids’ activities and more.

First Market Feast: Oxford Community Market Fundraiser Dinner
The Oxford Community Market’s First Market Feast fundraiser will feature chefs Vishwesh Bhatt (Snackbar), Corbin Evans (Oxford Canteen), Nick Reppond and Heath Johnson (GRIT), Joel Miller (Ravine) and John Stokes (Tarasque). Tickets required.

Sustainability Fair
Campus and community organizations gather on the university’s campus to promote sustainable practices.

Arbor Day Celebration
Join UM Landscape Services and the Office of Sustainability in celebrating Arbor Day. There will be a hands-on tree planting ceremony and a catalpa seedlings giveaway (while supplies last).

Give Back to SPAC
The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is hosting a volunteer day at their site in Holly Springs. The Office of Sustainability will be providing a van for volunteers from Oxford to Holly Springs and back.

Earth Day Yoga
Join Ole Miss Outdoors for a relaxing Earth Day celebration, and enjoy yoga in nature. No prior yoga experience necessary. Instruction and yoga mat provided. $5 students & $10 community.

Earth Day Keynote Address: “It’s All Environmental Writing”
Camille Dungy, editor of Black Nature, will be Green Week 2018’s Keynote speaker.  The keynote address will be given at 7 pm in the Overby Center Auditorium.

Ole Miss Tree Trail Walk
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.

Ole Miss Arbor Day Celebration
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
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.

The UM Master Plan for the Oxford Campus: A Sustainable Vision of Campus Development
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
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. 

Earth Day Yoga
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.

Oxford Community Market
The Oxford Community Market will return for the 2017 season with music, children’s activities and plenty of fresh, local produce, baked goods, eggs, meats and more!

Green Drinks Happy Hour
Sustainable Oxford will host the first Green Drinks event, an informal happy hour for individuals interested in sustainability in the North Mississippi area. Green Drinks will take place at the Growler, which will offer $1 off select local brews.

Woodlawn-Davis Volunteer Work Day
Learn to identify and help remove invasive plant species at Oxford’s newest habitat park, Woodlawn-Davis Nature Center.

March for Science
Local march occurring in conjunction with national March for Science.

Earth Day at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
Earth Day festivities including presentation on the history of Earth Day; invasive plant removal and cleanup project at new Kids’ Area; kids Wonder Walks in Sandy Creek and more. Learn more.

Magnolia Montessori School Earth Day Yard Sale
Spring Cleaning for Scholarships. Click here to learn more about this event!