Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Green Grove Initiative

The University of Mississippi is committed to environmental stewardship and leadership in sustainability. During the fall 2008 football season we implemented a gameday recycling program called “Green Grove Initiative” that is aimed at generating more efficient and sustainable practices on Ole Miss football Saturdays.ilovegrove

During the 2013 football season, we collected 498 tons of waste on gamedays just from the Grove alone! Our goal is to decrease the amount of waste that ends up in landfills by increasing recycling and increasing the use of reusable containers.

Ole Miss fans, we need your help! We are rising to the occasion to step up our recycling efforts and to take the tailgating experience to a whole new level. Help us minimize waste and keep the grove a fun,clean and beloved tailgating experience . As an Ole Miss football fan you, have the power to create a greener grove that will last for generations. Click the following links for more information.

The success of the Green Grove Campaign will depend on the collective engagement of the entire Ole Miss Family so we greatly appreciate your support of this initiative. With the enhanced gameday recycling plan, UM will significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and ultimately the costs associated with the gameday cleanup and waste removal.

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We recognize that this effort is not an easy feat but we are excited about working with the Ole Miss community as we move forward with this initiative one step at a time. We are encouraged by the support we have received so far from volunteers, departments and campus organizations, and corporate partners.

For further information on the campaign, email us at