University of Mississippi, Sustainability Fair 2022
An Office of Sustainability Event
Monday, April 18th, 11:00-2:00 PM @ The UM Student Union Plaza
Green Week 2022 will kick off with the Office of Sustainability’s yearly Sustainability Fair. The Sustainability Fair is a fun, free event that brings together campus and Oxford community organizations from every dimension of sustainability (social, economic, and environmental). This event is a great way to learn about issues of sustainability in the LOU community, find ways to get involved with sustainability both on and off-campus, and win prizes!
This year’s Sustainability Fair will take place on Monday, April 18th from 11:00-2:00 PM at the UM Student Union Plaza. In the event of inclement weather, the fair will be moved to the Student Union Ballroom.
How To Participate
Volunteer: Volunteers are needed throughout the Sustainability Fair event. Volunteers for the Sustainability Fair will help facilitate set-up, tear-down, or Sustainability Fair activities (i.e. yard games, face painting, prize distribution) depending on which time they choose to volunteer. All volunteers will be given an Office of Sustainability lanyard and Green Week tote bag as a token of our appreciation.
10:00-11:00 AM Shift: Event Set-Up
11:00-2:00 PM Shifts: Event Facilitation
2:00-3:00 PM Shift: Event Tear-Down
Table: All campus and community organizations are welcome to participate! All we ask is that your display emphasizes at least one of the three dimensions of sustainability (social, economic, or environmental). If you have questions about this event or whether your organization should table, please contact our Green Week Coordinator, Delaney Smith (email@example.com)!
TABLE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Attend: All campus and community members are welcome to attend the Sustainability Fair! Come learn about sustainability work in the LOU community, play games, and win prizes. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to get updates on what you can expect to find!
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Meet Our 2020 Sustainability Fair Organizations & Businesses
Established in 2014, the Ole Miss Bike Shop is home to the Rebel Pedals bike rental program. The Bike Shop is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Bring your bike in to get it registered, serviced, or rent a bike.
Aqua Culture is an organization with the goal of protecting and conserving marine and freshwater environments, all while introducing University of Mississippi students to waterways that surround our campus in an exciting and meaningful way. The organization hosts trash clean-ups, invasive species removal, water testing, and a range of other service projects relating to protecting the aquatic environments throughout our state.
The Office of Community Engagement was founded in early 2020. The office was converted into a limited scope center in 2021 to advance the institutionalization of community-engaged research, learning, and service and engaged scholarship. The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is housed under the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, along with the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement (CICCE). CCE supports the mission of UM by transforming people, institutions, and communities through partnership, access, and engagement that fosters belonging, enriches learning and development, enhances research, and creates equitable opportunities for all.
Ole Miss Outdoors (OMOD) is offered through the Department of Campus Recreation. The program aims to get students, faculty, staff, and community members alike out into the great outdoors through a variety of inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities, such as taking a group to Zion over Spring Break. OMOD encourages adventure, environmental awareness & education, and personal development through its activities.
The City of Oxford Recycling manages all of Oxford/Lafayette County’s recycling. They accept corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, white paper, aluminum cans, steel cans, and plastic bottles #1 and #2. They offer curbside recycling in most areas and have three drop-off locations as well. Oxford Recycling partners with the Office of Sustainability through a variety of events and programs, such as our Green Grove program.
Period@UM is a local chapter of a global non-profit organization fighting to end period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, and/or waste management. 1 in 10 college students experiences period poverty.
The Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement works enthusiastically to develop programs and services that support the University of Mississippi’s core value of inclusiveness. The center works to foster an environment that is characterized by open and ongoing communication that deepens students’ understanding of their own and others’ identities, cultures, and heritage. It is dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive campus environment that complements the academic experience, connects and engages students with the university community, and provides opportunities for success in a multicultural society.
The William Magee Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs and Wellness Education, provide programs that help students learn how to balance the physical, mental, social, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of their life.
The Environmental Coalition (ECO) is a student organization that aims to spread awareness and information about the negative environmental effects of human activities through outreach to the community and enacting positive change.
The Mississippi Geographic Alliance helps prepare Mississippians to interact with the world around us by increasing geographic literacy through high-quality geography education services including outreach to civic leaders and policymakers, awareness-raising among the general public, unique student outreach programs, and professional development for K-12 educators. Located at the University of Mississippi, MGA works statewide to help educators prepare students to embrace a diverse world, succeed in the global economy, and steward the planet’s resources.
The University of Mississippi is a part of the Planet Forward University Consortium, which focuses on the use of multimedia and digital storytelling to educate and give voices to sustainability issues such as food security, water, energy, and climate change.
Commute with Enterprise is the largest vanpool provider in North America. Their goal is not only to save commuters time and money but to connect and improve our communities. They work closely with partners and public transit to reduce congestion and wear and tear on public roads.
Magnolia Grove Audubon Conservation Chapter aims to promote education and awareness surrounding environmental concerns and conservation through community service, student-led activities, and creating initiatives to get others involved in conservation.
SASI is a horizontally-led group of students fighting for economic and social justice at the university and in the surrounding community. Since 2015, SASI has empowered students and workers to work towards creating a more just campus by prioritizing liberation over inclusion.
Mississippi Farm to School Network seeks to strengthen the local agricultural economy and educate Mississippians on the importance of eating locally-grown, nutritionally-dense foods. By gathering a diverse community of farm-to-school advocates, the network strives to reach all students and their families.
The Grove Grocery: UM Food Pantry was established in 2013 to help alleviate food insecurity among the University of Mississippi students and employees on campus. The Food Pantry is operated by a student committee with the help of student volunteers.
Mississippi Votes is an organization of intergenerational synergy centering and led by young people invested in the progression of Mississippi. They do this through programming and outreach strategies that empower young people, encourages civic engagement, and educates communities on voting rights through place-based grassroots organizing.
UM Beekeepers is a student-led organization that promotes the study and safekeeping of honeybees.