The University of Mississippi - Fall 2013

Open Dates: 
Sunday, December 08, 2013

Journalism students at the University of Mississippi have taken a look around their community to find examples of everyday sustainability and green programs that are changing the way the community of Oxford, Missisipi runs.

Be sure to check out the videos from the spring semester.

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Planet Forward Green Grove Initiative
Planet Forward Green Grove Initiative
Ole Miss
The Green Grove Campaign is one of the projects of the UM Green Initiative at the University of Mississippi to encourage recycling in the Grove on game days. 
Food Deserts in Mississippi
Food Deserts in Mississippi
University of Mississippi
This story is about food deserts in rural Mississippi. It effects the people of Mississippi greatly. The lack of healthy, fresh foods in Mississippi directly contributes to the poor health of many of the state's people. Due to the agricultural... Read More
TVA wanting customers use less electricity
TVA wanting customers use less electricity
The energy efficient person, David Sparks, explains why TVA, an electric company wants the customers/ people to use less electricity to help the environment.
The CME building's quest for "Silver"
The CME building's quest for "Silver"
University of Mississippi
The Center for Manufacturing Excellence building at the University of Mississippi is powered by more than 400 solar panels that have been installed on the roof. The building was built to promote green energy and for educational purposes. The solar... Read More
Oxford, Mississippi's Yokna Bottom Farms CSA project.
Oxford, Mississippi's Yokna Bottom Farms CSA project.
Community Supported Agriculture is rapidly growing around the country and it is putting a huge impact on the food market. The food is all-natural, pesticide free. Yokna Bottom Farms is in Oxford, MS and is a proud part of CSA. 
Sustainability in the Oxford City Market
Sustainability in the Oxford City Market
University of Mississippi
This video describes the new Oxford City Market that was put into action by Katie Morrison in May of 2013. Between her and the help of the community and vendors localized this market and made it what it is today with over 20 vendors. In this video... Read More
Oxford Schools use gardens and greenhouses to learn
Oxford Schools use gardens and greenhouses to learn
Ole Miss
This video shows elementary school children getting fired out about eating vegetables they planted, and working in a garden. It describes what the organization (Good Food for Oxford Schools) is doing with the gardens to teach the students about the... Read More
Oxford Cleaning Co. uses safer products to help environment.
Oxford Cleaning Co. uses safer products to help environment.
University of Mississippi
Adriana Rodriguez of Oxford Cleaning Company discusses her staff's use of safer cleaning products in clients' homes in order to help the environment and protect her employees' health.