Going Green in Oxford

Kory Keys

Trash is something that we all deal with on a daily basis. However, Jim Morrison, the Director of Strategic Planning for the University of Mississippi, has no intention of dealing with any more trash than he has to.

Morrison is leading a “Going Green” initiative at the University of Mississippi with the intention of cutting the school’s trash load in half.

“Anything that can be recycled, we’re going to try and create an infrastructure that can support that, ” says Morrison.

Morrison hopes to focus on the home football weekends as a key factor in cutting down the university’s trash load. As it stands today, trash crews come in over night and clean up the Grove before daybreak the morning after a home football game in Oxford.

This initiative carries over to the city of Oxford, as well. “My goals are getting more people to recycle,” says Recycling Coordinator for Oxford Amberlyn Liles. “Currently we have 38% participation. I’d like to see 70% participation.”

Many recycling tips can be found at numerous places on the web as well as at your local recycling center.


~ by Kory Keys on October 5, 2009.

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