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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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Nobel Peace Prize winner to deliver Senior Day address

December 3, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2011 when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day. Senior Day, which will be...... KEEP READING »

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Route 91X Franklin/Brentwood Express now serves Vanderbilt

November 15, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] On Nov. 1, Route 91X Franklin/Brentwood Express expanded and began service to Vanderbilt University. Buses travel from Franklin to Music City Central (MCC) in downtown Nashville and then continue to the campus. Two timepoints were added, one at 21st and West End and the other at...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center to Host ECOtality’s Blink Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

November 11, 2010 — [Originally published by Medical Center News and Communications] VUMC Joins The EV Project and Will Install Blink Level 2 and DC Fast Charging Stations by June 2011 Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be installed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as part of The EV Project, the largest deployment of EV charging infrastructure in history,...... KEEP READING »

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Celebrate America Recycles Day with a mass paper shredding Nov. 12

November 8, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU.] If you have papers, magazines or books that need to be shredded and recycled, Friday, Nov. 12, also known as America Recycles Day, is the day to do it. VU’s confidential paper shredding partner, Cintas, will have two trucks open to Vanderbilt students and employees to...... KEEP READING »

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Climate Connections Carnival and Green Unity Gala highlight Climate & Energy Week Nov. 8-11

November 5, 2010 — [Originally posted by News and Public Affairs in MyVU.] Events are part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge sponsored by the German Embassy Vanderbilt University students will celebrate Climate & Energy Week Nov. 8-11 with a variety of activities open to the Vanderbilt community. The Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment (VIEE) and the German Embassy...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt University to host one-day workshop Nov. 12 about ‘Service Learning for Sustainability’

November 4, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs] The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and the Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association will co-host a one-day workshop on integrating service learning and sustainability education. The workshop will illustrate how this engagement and synergy can be fostered, building stronger bonds between the campus and the city. Special attention...... KEEP READING »

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The Commons Residence Halls / Photo by John Russell

Vanderbilt improves grade on College Sustainability Report Card 2011

November 1, 2010 — [Originally published in MyVU by VU News and Public Affairs] Vanderbilt University’s results on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card improved in five of the nine sustainability categories and stayed consistent in the other four categories. The university received an overall grade of “B,” an improvement from the C+ in the 2010 Report Card. The...... KEEP READING »

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