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Greenhouse gas emissions down

October 22, 2010 — [Originally published in MyVU] Vanderbilt released an updated inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for calendar years 2005 through 2009. The report shows that total GHG emissions decreased by 7.8 percent from 2008 to 2009 and by 2.4 percent overall from 2005 to 2009. Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) compiled the report, which...... KEEP READING »

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New SustainVU website features expanded functionality, improved organization and easier navigation

October 21, 2010 — The Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) is proud to unveil a new look for the SustainVU website. “Interest in and the variety of Vanderbilt’ s sustainability initiatives has increased exponentially since the creation of the original SustainVU website in 2007,” said Andrea George, SEMO director. “To better accommodate the breadth of these efforts...... KEEP READING »

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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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