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Energy conservation urged as new semester begins

January 11, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] While many of our faculty, staff and students have been away from campus enjoying the holidays, Nashville has seen extremely cold temperatures and several snow events. Temperatures are predicted to continue in the teens this week as we welcome back the entire campus community. VU’s energy consumption...... KEEP READING »

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VU professor to discuss human rights in climate change and natural disaster on Jan. 20

January 7, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Brooke A. Ackerly will discuss “Human Rights in Climate Change and Natural Disaster” at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at a seminar sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the United Nations Association. The free seminar will be held at Belmont United Methodist Church. Ackerly is an...... KEEP READING »

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Cumberland Project workshop to assist faculty in the design of sustainability-related courses

January 4, 2011 — Instructors teaching a course during the 2011-2012 academic year with sustainability as a major theme may be interested in participating in the Cumberland Project, a two-day workshop hosted by Vanderbilt’s Program in American Studies and the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching on May 9-10 that is designed to assist faculty in the design of courses around...... KEEP READING »

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Listen: Recycle during basketball games

December 31, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball games continues for the second year, thanks to a partnership between the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Athletics. Sporting events provide the opportunity to recycle much material that otherwise ends up in local landfills, according to Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator,...... KEEP READING »

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Recycling now available at basketball games

December 28, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Vanderbilt Athletics have teamed up to offer recycling at every Vanderbilt men’s and women’s home basketball game during the 2010-2011 season. Each home basketball game can generate up to 150 bags of waste. Recycling all the plastic bottles and...... KEEP READING »

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Buttrick lighting upgrade saves 34 metric tons of GHG emissions

December 22, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] A recent upgrade to the lighting in Buttrick Hall, a classroom building on Vanderbilt University’s campus, saves both money and the environment. The Plant Operations crew replaced 150 50-watt MR-16 halogen light bulbs with 6-watt light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. The new LED lights will save 57,000 kilowatt...... KEEP READING »

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Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

December 17, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner. Listen to a brief discussion of SustainVU’s holiday greening tips Media...... KEEP READING »

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

December 15, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] If you are going to be away from work or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, remember to power down your office or home before you leave. This is a great opportunity to reduce your energy consumption and environmental impact. Turn off...... KEEP READING »

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Engineering School collaborates with Metro Water on pilot wind-solar based power generating facility

December 13, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] The mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering is setting up a small scale, wind-solar research and teaching power generating facility at Love Circle in Hillsboro Village. The pilot project is being done in collaboration with Nashville Metro Water Supply. The facility should produce about...... KEEP READING »

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Celebrate the holidays sustainably

December 3, 2010 — The holiday season brings joy and merriment to many people. Unintended side effects of the holidays include an excessive generation of waste and over-consumption of natural resources. As you prepare to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, take a moment to check out SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide that includes tips for minimizing your holiday...... KEEP READING »

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