To help with understanding how small green changes can make a big impact, both on the environment and on your wallet, today’s Green Week activities are focused on helping with energy audits. Outside the student union, members of Habitat For Humanity is working with low-income residents in the Oxford area to provide free consultations and upgrades to lower electric bills. Several university buildings are also competing to see who can reduce their energy consumption the most. A workshop on energy conservation will be open to the community at 2:30 today which looks at the many ways to reduce the amount of energy consumed.
(April 21, 2010, Page 1)
In honor of Equal Pay Day, the Sarah Isom Center is hosting a brown bag lecture on April 26 at noon in the Faulkner Room in the Archives and Special Collections on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library. The lecture, “Gender Gap in Retirement Wealth in honor of Equal Pay Day,” will be presented by Yunhee Chang. (April 20, 2010, Page 7)
The theme of this year’s Green Week, hosted by the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi, is “walk the walk,” which is well suited for one of the main concepts in Sustainability: Transportation. Sustainable living, as defined by the Earth Policy Institute, is “shifting to a renewable energy-based, reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system.”
A challenge to all community members this week comes from the Green Week pledge drive at the Student Union. Members of Oxford, Lafayette County and the university are encouraged to pledge to use an alternative means of transportation at least one day a week. While this could include biking or walking to work or using the OUT bus, it could also mean sharing a ride to work with someone else.
(April 20, 2010, Page 1)
- Lafayette PTO Meeting set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
- Oxford High School Class of 1970 Reunion set for Double Decker Weekend
- Local students receive highest academic award at Honors Day convocation
- Lafayette Upper Elementary will host an open house for upcoming third-graders on Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
- Lafayette School District has two national winners in the Classworks WIN contest.
- Six inductees to enter NWCC Sports Hall of Fame with former Ole Miss player Don Kessinger as the keynote speaker.
- Summer Ecology camp offered and registration now underway.
(April 20, 2010, Page 6)
A police officer since June 2000, Randall K. Davis is now the head of the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit. His number one goal — to make Oxford a safer place to live. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)
GREEN WEEK 2010 — The idea of going green has been a growing trend in the nation for years but the larger concept, sustainable living, actually focuses on more than just recycling or changing to more efficient lightbulbs. Focusing on transportation, energy consumption and diet, sustainable living can be a major philosophical life change for people.
The City of Oxford and University of Mississippi, in hosting Green Week beginning today through Friday, hope to introduce the community to small steps to begin leading a sustainable life.
(April 19, 2010, Page 1A)
With Thursday being the deadline to file taxes, today marks a different deadline — and this one won’t cost a penny.
Today is the deadline for residents across the U.S. to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires. (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)
For the second annual green week in Oxford April 19-23, organizers wanted to do more than educate citizens on the issues; they want to reach out and get people involved. By focusing on community service projects and asking people to pledge to make at least one change in their green lifestyle, the Green Week committee is looking to promote community involvement.
(April 16, 2010, Page 1A)
Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)
Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)