The mission of the Office of Sustainability (OOS) is to be a catalyst for environmentally positive change by educating, connecting and empowering the members of our community for the wellbeing of people and our ecological systems.
The goals of the OOS are the following:
1.) Advance sustainability at an institutional level and leverage our impact through cross-campus collaboration. This requires an understanding of qualitative and quantitative sustainability indicators and facilitating partnerships and relationships among university constituents.
2.) Develop leaders among the university community through co-curricular learning experiences, campus partnerships and academic collaboration.
3.) Increase collective knowledge and awareness of sustainability concepts.
The University of Mississippi is a signatory of the Second Nature Carbon Commitment and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability In Higher Education, the Southeastern Sustainability Network and the Sustainability Network for Schools of the SEC & Friends.
Whether through attending programming, advocacy within your department or school, submitting a proposal to the UM Green Fund, or volunteering with our programs, we welcome a diverse and inclusive audience to participate in UM's shared goal of sustainability and environmental responsibility.