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World Water Day examines where water comes from in urban areas

March 16, 2011 — Do you know where the water comes from that you drink? Cook with? Bathe in? Access to clean water is central to our well-being. It is a critical resource necessary for survival, contributing to human health, irrigation and transportation. When we turn on the faucet or shower or flush a toilet, we don’t often think...... KEEP READING »

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Springfield/Joelton bus starts March 1; Discount passes available

February 28, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Trip # 890 5:43 a.m. – Depart Springfield Downtown Park-N-Ride 5:55 a.m. – Depart Springfield Wal-Mart 6:14 a.m. – Depart Joelton Park-N-Ride 6:36 a.m.  – Arrive Music City Central Bay 8 6:47 a.m. – Arrive 10th and Broadway 6:51 a.m. – Arrive 21st and West End 6:54 a.m. –...... KEEP READING »

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Jump start your St. Patrick’s Day with a Green Careers Fair on March 16

February 24, 2011 — Are you looking for a way to add more GREEN to your St. Patrick’s Day? Vanderbilt University’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and The Vanderbilt Career Center are teaming up to host a Green Careers Fair on Wednesday, March 16 from 3 – 5 pm in Ballroom C of the Student Life Center. The...... KEEP READING »

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High school students partner with VU students to promote energy conservation on Commons campus

February 24, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Each year, the different houses of The Commons compete for the “Commons Cup,” which is awarded at the end of the academic year to the House with the most points. This year, the energy conservation component of the competition has been given a twist with the help of Metro...... KEEP READING »

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Operation at BP Macondo spill in Gulf of Mexico (photograph by J Henry Fair, 2010)

Noted photographer, environmental activist J Henry Fair talks ‘Industrial Scars’ March 1 at Vanderbilt University

February 23, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] by Princine Lewis Noted photographer and environmentalist J Henry Fair will give a talk on and do a slide presentation of images from “Industrial Scars,” his exploration of the detritus of consumer society through large-scale aerial photographs and documentary research, Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University....... KEEP READING »

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Incentives from TVA for energy-related retrofits are paying off for local businesses

February 3, 2011 — Businesses in middle Tennessee have saved enough energy to power 1,000 homes for a year due to the completion of lighting fixture retrofits and cooling system overhauls as part of an energy-efficiency rebate program. Vanderbilt University, one of the program’s participants, anticipates energy savings equivalent to $40,000 per year for just one of its projects....... KEEP READING »

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Show love for the Earth this Valentine’s Day

January 28, 2011 — Valentine’s Day, February 14, is a day filled with cards, sweets, flowers and gifts. Like many holidays, its celebration can create unintentional environmental side effects, such as the consumption of natural resources and the generation of solid waste. But that doesn’t have to be the case. When showing their affection for each other, Americans tend...... KEEP READING »

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Help Vanderbilt catch Recyclemania on campus during February and March

January 27, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Vanderbilt will compete in Recyclemania for the first time this year. Recyclemania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities to determine who is the grand champion recycler. It begins Feb. 6 and ends April 2. Students, faculty and staff can all help Vanderbilt win Recyclemania. Most...... KEEP READING »

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Bus Service from Springfield, Joelton Available

January 27, 2011 — [Originally published by VUMC Communications in MyVUMC] Beginning Jan. 31 through Feb. 11, employees who live in the Springfield and Joelton areas can ride to and from Vanderbilt for free on a Gray Line coach provided by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). If enough riders use the service (and final funding is approved), the schedule...... KEEP READING »

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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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