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July SustainVU Newsletter Now Available!

June 27, 2014 — Check out what’s going on this month in the July SustainVU newsletter! Congratulations to the Vanderbilt baseball team for securing a national championship for the University…very exciting!  The temperatures outside have been just as hot as the baseball team this week, so please do your part to reduce energy consumption at by checking out our...... KEEP READING »

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‘Dump the pump’ June 19 and save money by riding public transit

June 16, 2014 — Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 19, by taking public transportation, such as an MTA bus or the Music City Star commuter train, for your traveling needs. In addition to the environmental benefits associated with removing individual cars from roads, a recent study also showed that there is a significant monetary benefit...... KEEP READING »

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Infographic: 2014 Commencement

May 8, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU]  ... KEEP READING »

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Learn about air quality at Walking Wednesdays event

April 28, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Join Health Plus, the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) on Wednesday, April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for the weekly Walking Wednesdays event. Steve Gild with SEMO will lead the walk and discuss air quality as part of National Air Quality...... KEEP READING »

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SEMO Celebrates Earth Day with No Impact Week

April 22, 2014 — Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) celebrated Earth Day a little early by organizing a “No Impact Week” April 14-18 on campus. SEMO staffers converged on the Rand Wall to encourage the Vanderbilt community to improve their conservation efforts—including eating locally, conserving water and using only items that can be recycled—and then talk about...... KEEP READING »

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Climate Connections: Bridging the Gap Between Students and Sustainability

March 19, 2014 — Join SPEAR and VSG on Thursday, March 20, from 5-7 PM in Sarratt Cinema for an inspiring and informative discussion of the intersection of the environment with society. Through two TED Talks and an open panel, how climate change is intertwined with nearly everything that influences daily life, including economics, entrepreneurship, policy, food, health, and faith,...... KEEP READING »

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University saves more than $200,000; Commons Center is Energy Bowl winner

January 26, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Energy conservation measures taken on the Vanderbilt campus during December’s Energy Bowl Challenge resulted in more than $200,000 in energy savings, according to Vanderbilt Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office. The Commons Center at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons was the campus winner, with an impressive 31 percent...... KEEP READING »

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2014 Basketball Athletics Sustainability Competition Going on Now!

January 6, 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 Basketball Athletics Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered, in-game VIP hospitality event, tickets for 20 people, a signed premium item, and...... KEEP READING »

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Reminder to University staff: Take the Energy Bowl Challenge to conserve energy (and win pizza!)

December 20, 2013 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Note: The Medical Center is going green for the holidays a little differently. VUMC employees, please refer to this story for more details. Last week, Plant Operations implemented several intensive energy-conservation measures throughout University Central for the three weeks of winter break and invited faculty, staff and students remaining on campus...... KEEP READING »

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Campus Dining Wins Annual Greenest Group on Campus Contest

November 18, 2013 — [Click here for MyVU story] Vanderbilt Campus Dining was the grand-prize winner Oct. 19 in the Game Day Recycling Challenge before the Vanderbilt vs. Georgia football game. Campus Dining won 25 tickets to the upcoming Kentucky football game, a catered tailgate by Whole Foods and will participate in an award presentation on the field at...... KEEP READING »

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