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A dozen ways to go green for the holidays

December 10, 2014 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. The average American household generates 25 percent more trash during the holiday season. (Need proof? Look at your neighborhood’s overflowing garbage cans on the first collection day after Christmas.) Between all that extra trash, thrown-out leftovers and the carbon footprint of holiday travel and entertaining, this time of year...... KEEP READING »

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

December 5, 2014 — See the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are going to be away from their residence halls, offices, classrooms or homes for an extended period of time over the holidays should remember to shut off lights and appliances, unplug electronics, and lower thermostats before leaving. Doing so is a great way to...... KEEP READING »

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America Recycles Day is November 15th

November 14, 2014 — November 15th is America Recycles Day! Celebrate by snapping a selfie while you recycle now until November 20th, then tag it with #RecyclingSelfie on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram for a chance to receive a prize! Join us in pledging online to recycle more.  Sign up with your Vanderbilt email address to pledge to: Learn-...... KEEP READING »

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SPEAR named greenest group on campus

November 13, 2014 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. The Vanderbilt student organization Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) has been named winner of the 2014 football sustainability competition and can boast the title “greenest group on campus.” The group celebrated its win with a VIP catered tailgate before the Nov. 8 home football game versus Florida...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Green Fund Applications Now Open

November 4, 2014 — The Vanderbilt Green Fund, established in 2011 by members of SPEAR and VSG, is a fund set aside for sustainability projects proposed by students. We are looking for innovative and educational ideas that conserve utilities. To submit a project proposal, go to the VSG page on Anchorlink, then click on “Forms” on the left-hand side...... KEEP READING »

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2014 Football Sustainability Challenge Going on Now!

September 29, 2014 — Are YOU the greenest group on campus? VU Athletics, the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s football Sustainability Challenge. Your group could win a private catered VIP tailgate, tickets for 25 people, and on-field recognition at the Vanderbilt vs....... KEEP READING »

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Another Record Year For Move In Cardboard Recycling

September 17, 2014 — The cardboard recycling results from Move-In 2014 make it another record year with 37.26 tons of cardboard recycled! This is a 5.31% increase over last year and a 453.64% increase since 2007! The nearly 75,000 pounds collected this year average to about 11 pounds for each of the undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. The collection of...... KEEP READING »

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Help Tackle Recycling During 2014 Football Season

August 25, 2014 — Vanderbilt has partnered with Waste Management again to support the university’s environmental initiatives throughout campus, and Commodore fans can help protect the environment by recycling items at each home football game. The partnership is in conjunction with the continued campus-wide efforts of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility...... KEEP READING »

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Earth-friendly Move In Tips for Students

August 6, 2014 — Download the Move In flier here!... KEEP READING »

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August SustainVU Newsletter Now Available!

August 1, 2014 — Check out what’s going on this month in the August SustainVU newsletter! It has been really quiet on campus this summer without the students around, so we’re excited that they’ll be moving back in this month! Be sure to check out our Earth-friendly move in tips if you are a Vandy student, and we can’t...... KEEP READING »

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