The Office of Sustainability facilitates the implementation of the Southern Miss Climate Action Plan by providing services to the campus community that ensures fulfillment of the institution's participation in the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
While working to educate the Southern Miss campus on how to live a more sustainable and low-impact lifestyle, the department also strives to reduce the university's carbon footprint through university-wide recycling efforts, programs, and initiatives.
News and Announcements
Our office may be small, but we make a HUGE impact.
Check out the links below to stay up to date on recycling results, upcoming events, programs and initiatives.
The Southern Mississippi recycling program is universal, comprehensive, single-stream, and desk-side. These items collected from residence halls and academic facilities, as well as the paper, plastic, aluminum cans and cardboard collected in the West Fourth Street recycling bins all help reduce the university's environmental impact.
Diversion from Landfill (Weight by Year)
2018 -- 552,409
2017 -- 573,131
2016 -- 578,944
2015 -- 553,257
2014 -- 451,254
2013 -- 385,016
2012 -- 393,194
2011 -- 339,460
2010 -- 315,280
Stay connected with the Office of Sustainability by following us on our official social media accounts:
FACEBOOK: Southern Miss Office of Sustainability