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On-campus swap event to celebrate launch of new Vandy FreeSwap website

October 21, 2010 — Have you been wondering what to do with that spare bookshelf or old CDs or books lying around? Looking for a new coffee table or some movies to watch with the family? The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), VU Student Communications, and News and Public Affairs are pleased to launch Vandy FreeSwap, www.vanderbilt.edu/vandyfreeswap, a...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt recognized by the Summit for Campus Sustainability

October 15, 2010 — Vanderbilt University received the Energy Efficiency Leadership Award during this year’s Summit for Campus Sustainability: 2010 Campus Sustainability Awards. This award is given by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to universities that have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency through innovative design and policy. Having completed nearly a dozen LEED projects, including the recent...... KEEP READING »

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Help Vanderbilt win EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge at Homecoming Oct. 23

October 14, 2010 — At the Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 23, Vanderbilt won’t just be taking on South Carolina. While the Commodore Nation is gearing up to cheer for Vandy on the field, we can also be helping Vanderbilt score off the field in the Environmental Protection Agency Game Day Challenge. Vanderbilt will compete with other universities around...... KEEP READING »

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Pollinating gardens created around Library Lawn as part of Fulbright Eco-Leadership Grant

October 13, 2010 — Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR), with the assistance of Campus Planning and Construction and the Plant Operations Grounds Department, planted six pollinating gardens near Library Lawn this past fall. The gardens are designed to rebuild habitats for pollinators such as butterflies, birds, bats, and honey bees that stimulate the growth of plants. Funding...... KEEP READING »

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Vandy included in the Nashville Post’s 50 most eco-friendly businesses in Middle TN

October 13, 2010 — Vanderbilt was recently ranked among the Nashville Post’s 50 most eco-friendly companies in Middle TN! The list defined green businesses as those who provide goods or services intended to improve the sustainability of others and those who employ sustainable principles in their facilities and services. VU’s LEED-certified buildings, power generation on campus, and research on...... KEEP READING »

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Saturday University series to feature lectures on energy and the environment

October 13, 2010 — This fall’s Saturday University series, “Heat, Light and Water: Lectures on Energy and the Environment,” will be presented in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute on Energy and the Environment (VIEE) and will feature lectures by Vanderbilt professors Jonathan Gilligan, Jack Barkenbus, Mike Vandenbergh, and Jim Fraser on topics including Climategate, electric vehicles, behavioral aspects of...... KEEP READING »

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One Hundred Oaks facility achieves LEED certification

October 8, 2010 — By: John Howser, Originally published in the VUMC Reporter 10/07/2010 – Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks (OHO) has attained LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors (CI) by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). One Hundred Oaks is Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s first facility to achieve LEED Certification. According to the USGBC, LEED is an internationally recognized...... KEEP READING »

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Get to know VU’s new special events recycling coordinator, Lindsay Walker

September 13, 2010 — Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator for residential and events operations, is the latest addition to SEMO’s team! In this role, Lindsay will manage the campus residential recycling program, special events recycling operations, and recycling student workers and volunteers. Walker recently graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, where she served as Vice-President...... KEEP READING »

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Think about the environment before ordering print copies of directory

September 1, 2010 — The Sustainabilty and Environmental Management Office, in line with the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability, urges employees to use the online PDF Vanderbilt directory in conjunction with PeopleFinder instead of ordering large numbers of the printed version of the Vanderbilt University Telephone Directory. This year’s edition of the directory, a longtime resource for the Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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Green Zipcars have arrived on campus

August 31, 2010 — Vanderbilt is pleased to announce the arrival of two new “green” Zipcars on campus.  The success of the campus-wide car sharing program prompted the University and Medical Center parking offices to request that two hybrid Toyota Priuses be placed in Lot 113B, located at the corner of 21st & Pierce Avenues across from the Village...... KEEP READING »

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