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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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Volunteers Make Move-In and Game Day Challenge Recycling Successful

October 31, 2013 — VU Collects 1.26 Tons of Recycling at EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge 18 volunteers, including members of SPEAR and Deputy Dores, assisted with the EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge after the October 19 game against Georgia to collect recycling within the stadium seating area. These volunteers collected 2,507 pounds, or 1.26 tons of recycling (cardboard,...... KEEP READING »

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November SustainVU Newsletter Now Available!

October 30, 2013 — Check out what’s going on this month in the November SustainVU newsletter! In this month’s issue, we are excited to announce that Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions are now 19% less than in 2008! Wow! Since greenhouse gas emissions are directly tied to utility consumption and commuter behavior, a big pat on the back to everyone...... KEEP READING »

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Anchor down and tackle recycling at 2013 Game Day Recycling Challenge

October 9, 2013 — [Originally posted by MyVU] During the month of October, dozens of universities across the country will participate in the 2013 Game Day Recycling Challenge. In 2012, 79 participating schools with 5.4 million collective fans diverted more than 1 million pounds of waste from landfills. For the fourth consecutive year, Vanderbilt will participate in the Game Day Recycling Challenge...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market ends October 24

September 27, 2013 — The 2013 Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Medical Center Plaza until October 24. Stop by and shop for local fruits and vegetables, dairy products such as goat cheese, milk and yogurt, grass-fed beef, eggs, pasta, honey, healthy baked goods and flowers. Cash is accepted at all vendors....... KEEP READING »

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Happy Anniversary to the SustainVU Newsletter!

August 1, 2013 — Happy Anniversary to the SustainVU newsletter! In this month’s issue, we are celebrating the 5th anniversary of the SustainVU newsletter! We had a few early attempts in 2007/2008 but began our monthly newsletter in this format 5 academic years ago! What a great 5 years it has been! We hope you have enjoyed it as...... KEEP READING »

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MTA offers special Music City Star train tickets to Wilson County Fair August 17-24

July 16, 2013 — [Originally published by Music City Star News] The Music City Star will provide train service to the Wilson County Fair on Saturday, August 17th and Saturday, August 24th. An allotment of 400 tickets will be available to the general public for each day. Cost is $20 for ages 13 and older, $15 for ages 6-12,...... KEEP READING »

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