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Another look at the coal plant

February 1, 2009 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt Student Communications in InsideVandy] By Simon Hirsch President Barack Obama’s inauguration last month and a December coal spill in Kingston, Tenn. both may lead to an increased focus on campus coal safety. Obama’s energy plan aims to simultaneously provide short-term relief to American families, eliminate current imports from the Middle East...... KEEP READING »

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Seven easy actions you can do today to save the environment and gas

October 20, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Want to save gasoline, lower your power bills and help save the environment? New Vanderbilt research identifies seven simple actions individuals can start today that have the potential to dramatically reduce energy use and carbon emissions. Individuals generate up to 40 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions....... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt under energy curtailment

July 24, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Because of the soaring temperatures and the accompanying demand placed on energy resources, the Tennessee Valley Authority has issued an energy curtailment beginning July 24 and lasting at least 15 days. During this period, members of the Vanderbilt community are being asked to reduce their energy consumption....... KEEP READING »

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EcoSuds hand soap, used in several restrooms on campus, is made from a byproduct of the biodiesel produced by the student-led Vanderbilt Biodiesel Initiative.

Going Green

April 1, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in The Vanderbilt View] Some of Vanderbilt’s initiatives to reduce energy usage and help make the university more Earth-friendly include: Lightbulbs: Projects like a recent lighting retrofit at Kirkland Hall are saving energy. Replacing old-style incandescent bulbs with more energy efficient lighting has reduced electricity consumption in the building...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt’s sustainability office and Plant Operations hosted the Green St. Patrick’s Day phone book and paper recycling drive March 17, part of the campus's ongoing efforts to reduce waste.

Black + Gold = Green

April 1, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in The Vanderbilt View] When it comes to sustainability, Vanderbilt is rewriting the equation. By David Green Photography by Steve Green and John Russell When Andrea George took the helm of the newly created Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, she had no idea she’d spend so much time talking...... KEEP READING »

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Podcast: GreenVU Informational Panel Discussion

January 28, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] The GreenVU organization arranged a Jan. 24 panel presentation to discuss sustainability projects at Vanderbilt University. Listen to podcasts of the presenters: Andrea George, PhD, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Management Office Jack Barkenbus, Research Fellow, Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies Jennifer Hackett, Vanderbilt University Recycling Coordinator Keith Loiseau,...... KEEP READING »

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Green effort at Vanderbilt extends into virtual world

January 2, 2008 — [Originally published in MyVU] The computing revolution comes with a not-often acknowledged environmental cost. Computers – and the servers which allow them to run – use energy and give off heat. Then they have to be cooled down, using more energy. At Vanderbilt, officials with Information Technology Services are using a “server virtualization” strategy to...... KEEP READING »

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Campus asked to conserve electricity in anticipation of long, hot summer

June 25, 2007 — [Originally published in The Vanderbilt Register] By Kara Furlong June 21 marked the official start of summer, and though the daylight hours have begun their slow but steady decline toward fall, summer – and its heat – are far from over. That has some Vanderbilt administrators thinking about the university’s energy consumption, and they are...... KEEP READING »

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Kissam Quad wins Freshman Energy Conservation Contest

April 3, 2007 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt Student Communications on InsideVandy] By Harish Krishnamoorthi Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Recycling announced Kissam Quad as the winner of its Freshman Energy Conservation Contest. The contest, a pilot program for the organization’s sustainability and conservation initiative, took place March 18-31. “We decided to sponsor the competition for several reasons. One...... KEEP READING »

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The Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters Test the Effects of Turning off the Lights

December 13, 2006 — In an episode of the Discovery Channel’s hit popular science show, Mythbusters, the cast tests if turning the lights off every time you leave the room really conserves energy. Details about the experiment and its results are included below… This myth is featured in Episode 69: Lights On or Off?, which was originally aired on December...... KEEP READING »

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