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USM’s School of Coastal Resilience Featured in the 2023 Sustainable Campus Index

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www.ourmshome.com of Southern Mississippi – 2023-09-17 11:37:20

SUMMARY: The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Coastal Resilience has been in the 2023 Sustainable Campus Index. The index highlights the new sustainable majors offered in the School of Coastal Resilience, specifically the Sustainability Studies and Sustainability Sciences programs. Dr. Westley Follett, the Interim Director of the School, expressed pride in the recognition and hopes to attract more to the program. Dr. David Holt, an Associate Professor in the School, discussed the importance of understanding sustainability in a changing world and mentioned the of an accreditation body for national sustainability programs. The index is recognized by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating ().

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Newspapers Aren’t Just for Reading…Read On

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-06-25 09:22:08

SUMMARY: Last , while using old newspapers to wash windows, I considered their many purposes beyond reading. My mother taught me to use vinegar, , and newspapers to prevent streaks; a tip likely passed down from her mother or Heloise's Hints. Newspapers, better than rags or paper towels, windows squeaky-clean. Besides cleaning, newspapers are excellent fire starters, wrapping fragile items, and protecting surfaces during messy projects. They also serve as barriers, liners, and wrapping materials. Clippings of obituaries, photos, and wedding announcements found in old newspapers make sentimental keepsakes. Newspapers, whether read or repurposed, remain valuable in various household tasks.

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Farmers’ Markets Sprout Up for the Summer Season

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-06-24 13:49:31

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The bounty of fresh produce from Mississippi is best appreciated at local farmers markets, where the connection with farmers enriches the experience. Notable markets include:

  1. Hernando Farmers Market: Located in the historic Town Square, it offers fresh food, crafts, music, yoga, and demonstrations from April to October.
  2. Fresh Market: Open year-round, it features local produce, plants, and flowers in a friendly setting.
  3. Mississippi Farmers Market: In , this market provides a wide range of fresh produce, crafts, and culinary demonstrations every Saturday.
  4. Natchez Farmer's Market: Known for its local-only rule, it offers fresh veggies, preserves, dairy, and handmade goods every Saturday.

All these markets ensure fresh, locally-produced goods directly from farm to table.

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Grilling Season is Here: Tips and Tricks for the Best Summer Meals

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ourmshome.com – Julian Brunt – 2024-06-23 12:34:24

SUMMARY: During weekends, backyard grilling fills the neighborhood with a smoky aroma. Sunday brunch is an ideal time, paired with wine and friends. Start by using hardwood charcoal like hickory or mesquite for better flavor, setting it up 20 minutes before cooking. Ensure wood burns down to a charcoal-like . Variety in grilling includes vegetables, seasoned and seared, alongside traditional items like hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, and steaks, each with specific seasoning tips. Pork tenderloin is recommended for its ease, marinated well and grilled to slightly pink perfection. Serve with goat cheese and mac and cheese with grilled corn.

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