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Vanderbilt Power Plant Now Coal Free

December 17, 2014 — Read the Vanderbilt News article here. At 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, the Vanderbilt co-generation power plant burned off its last lump of coal! The plant, which produces 23 percent of Vanderbilt’s electricity, 90 percent of its heat and 40 percent of its cooling, now runs exclusively on natural gas. The decommissioning of the plant’s last...... 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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New locations for glass recycling available on campus

December 4, 2014 — Read the MyVU article here. Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has added six new glass recycling locations to main campus this semester, bringing the total to eight. In addition to existing glass recycling drop-off locations outside the Commons Center and on the Rand Hall loading dock, the VU community can now place glass...... 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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The Vanderbilt Hustler issued an update on the power plant conversion

November 12, 2014 — Read the full “Plant Conversion ’40% Complete’” article from the Vanderbilt Hustler here.... 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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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down 27 percent per person

October 21, 2014 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. To mark Campus Sustainability Day, October 22, Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has released an updated inventory of the university’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the calendar years 2005 to 2013. According to the accompanying report, GHG emissions from the campus and medical center decreased by 17...... KEEP READING »

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Teresa Goddu receives 2014 Chancellor’s Cup

October 14, 2014 — Original Story posted on MyVU on October 8th, 2014. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2014 Chancellor’s Cup to Associate Professor of English Teresa Goddu during a surprise ceremony Oct. 7 in Benson Hall with many of Goddu’s colleagues and students looking on. The Chancellor’s Cup is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the...... 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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