Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Become a Green Grove Volunteer

Volunteer Support

The Green Grove Initiative is supported by individual volunteers as well as local/campus organizations, businesses, and alumni. You can help either by volunteering on game days to educate tailgaters on how to recycle in the Grove, or by volunteering throughout the weeks following home games to sort the collected recyclables at the Oxford Recycling Center with the Green Grove Initiative Team.

Education and Outreach

Volunteers will provide education and outreach on the Green Grove Initiative to tailgaters in the Grove and Circle by informing them on the recycling system, as well as make sure each tent has a recycling bag. For further information on volunteering or for additional questions, please email

Why should you volunteer?

There are many perks to volunteering with the Green Grove initiative:

  • Community service hours
  • Free Green Grove T-shirt
  • Reserved lower student section seating (You must purchase your own ticket to the game.)

The EPA Gameday Challenge is an annual competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. Through this initiative everyone in the Ole Miss community can improve our efforts while working to win this challenge.

Thanks for a great 2014 season!

More than 400 students volunteered to  during the 2014 football season. Thank you to all of our Green Grove volunteers – we would not be able to run our program without you! Check with us in the spring for opportunities with baseball recycling.

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