Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Green Grove Kick-Off Party

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by khdeross


Jillian Cowart, Game Day Coordinator 2014, cuts cake at the Green Grove kick-off party during Creed Week 2013.

During the event Whitman Smith, Director of Admissions, spoke about the history of tailgating in the Grove and how it has grown into a beloved event over the years.  After he spoke of the rich tradition of southern hospitality the Game Day coordinators tied in the university creed with the Green Grove Initiative.

“I believe in good stewardship of our resources”-UM Creed

Community members were then educated on how to recycle in the Grove and quizzed on which materials are recyclable in the grove.  Several items donated by Ole Miss Athletics were given away and students were encouraged to live out the creed by signing up to volunteer with the initiative.

Learn More about Green Grove here.