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Nashville Energy Works Program Launches

August 16, 2013 — Nashville Energy Works (NEW), a program created by Mayor Karl Dean’s Office of Environment and Sustainability and administered by Hands On Nashville, connects Davidson County homeowners with easy-to-understand information and the right resources to help lower utility bills by making home energy improvements. These improvements can help homeowners save energy and money; make homes more comfortable and help the environment....... KEEP READING »

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Amp Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project gets green light for funding from FTA

August 13, 2013 — [Originally published by Nashville MTA] The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the green light to officials at the Nashville Metro Transit Authority (MTA) on their quest to pursue federal funding for Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed Amp Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which will connect East and West Nashville. MTA was notified late last...... KEEP READING »

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State of the Climate in 2012 Report Released

August 8, 2013 — The American Meteorological Society (AMS) released their State of the Climate in 2012 report earlier this month. The peer-reviewed report uses climate indicators to track and identify changes and overall trends to the global climate system. Some indicators include greenhouse gas concentrations, cloud cover, sea surface temperature, sea-level rise, and snow cover. Scientists from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)’s...... 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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Grad student wins first place in DOE fuel cycle research competition

July 18, 2013 — [Originally posted by VUSE News] Lyndsey Morgan Fyffe, a doctoral student in environmental engineering, has been awarded a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition. Fyffe’s award is in the category of energy policy, and her award-winning research paper, “Developing Operational Safety Performance Measures for Nuclear...... 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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Krahn receives U.S. academy’s environmental engineering certification

July 15, 2013 — [Originally published by VUSE Alumni News] Steven L. Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, has been accepted by eminence into the the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member in the specialty practice of hazardous waste management. Krahn performs research in the technologies associated with...... KEEP READING »

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July SustainVU Newsletter Now Available

July 3, 2013 — Check out what’s going on this month in the July SustainVU newsletter! In this month’s issue, check out tips to conserve energy at work during the hot summer months and read about President Obama’s speech regarding his plan to address climate change.The Vanderbilt Farmer’s Market is in full swing with lots of yummy fruits, veggies, breads, cheeses and...... KEEP READING »

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As the weather gets hot, practice these tips to conserve energy

June 17, 2013 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Temperatures across the South are climbing into the 90s for the first time this summer. As one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center. Slight modifications to energy...... KEEP READING »

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Enterprise CarShare offers new transportation option on campus

June 12, 2013 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Using alternative transportation to get to work—such as MTA buses, the Music City Star, carpools or vanpools—helps the environment and saves you money, but it may leave you without a mode of transportation to attend a meeting, run a quick errand or grab a bite to eat during the work day....... KEEP READING »

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