Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
The Southern Miss Office of Sustainability is hosting Earth Week 2021, April 22nd – April 28th. Throughout the week, organizations on and off campus will participate and promote environmental awareness and concerns as well as share ideas on best practices for a sustainable future. These events are open to all members of the university and Hattiesburg communities, and we hope that everyone will join us in celebrating the beautiful planet we call home. Those who do participate in our events or games may be eligible for prizes from Moore’s Bike Shop, Subway, and Papa John’s Pizza. For additional information, visit: www.usm.edu/sustainability or follow us on social media.
Saturday, April 22nd; Campus-Wide Clean Up. 10 am until. Join the students from the Academic Center to Enhance Success as they team up to conduct a campus-wide cleanup. Grabbers, gloves, bags, and safety vests will be provided. Participants will meet at 9 am at the fountain in Shoemaker Square. Please RSVP on the volunteer.usm.edu website.
Monday, April 24th; Parking Garage Clean Up. 10 am until. Join the students from AmericCorps, the Office of Sustainability, and other volunteers as they team up to conduct a parking garage cleanup. Grabbers, gloves, bags, and safety vests will be provided. Participants will meet at 10 am in front of Bond Hall. Please RSVP on the volunteer.usm.edu website.
Tuesday, April 25th; Seymour’s Pop-Up Shop. 10 am – 1 pm. Swing by Spirit Park to browse through various business attire from Seymour’s Career Closet. Clothing items are free and while visiting, learn about how bad fast fashion is, how you can upcycle unwanted clothing, and where you can send textiles to be recycled.
Wednesday, April 26th; Earth Fair. 10 am-1 pm. Come visit us at Shoemaker Square where many organizations from campus and the surrounding community will be sharing their environmental messages and sustainable ideas.
Thursday, April 27th; Hattiesburg Shred Event. 8am – 12 pm. Shredding services for sensitive documents will be available at Winn Dixie, 4400 Hardy Street and is sponsored by Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s office. This event is a first-come, first-served service until the truck is full.
Thursday, April 27th; Hattiesburg Earth Fair. 3 pm-6 pm. Town Square Park. The City of Hattiesburg will host an Earth Fair with the Downtown Farmers' Market. There will be booths representing local organizations, as well as live music, fresh local food, and fun.
Friday, April 28th; USM Shred Event. 10 am – 2 pm. Shredding services for sensitive documents will be available at the Physical Plant for USM faculty, staff, and students only. Please have your ID ready to show upon arrival. This event is a first-come, first-served service until the truck is full.