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Download SustainVU’s Greening Guides

April 10, 2010 — By popular demand, SustainVU has developed a Departmental Greening Guide and an Event Greening Guide for use by the Vanderbilt community. If you are looking for ways to “green” your department, feel free to download the Departmental Greening Guide. Having an event like a retirement party, conference, or awards celebration? Feel free to use the...... KEEP READING »

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Go green this St. Patrick’s Day with sustainable foods

March 12, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Vanderbilt Dining will host a sustainable foods display in honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17. Stop by the Wall outside of Rand Hall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn about environmentally and socially-responsible food production, to...... KEEP READING »

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Benson Hall and Library Archives at Vanderbilt University awarded LEED certification

February 18, 2010 — Benson Hall and the Library’s Archival Storage Facility have received certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification recognizes buildings that were designed and constructed to certain specifications of water conservation, energy efficiency and waste minimization. Benson Hall is home of the English and History...... KEEP READING »

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Plant Operations using earth-friendly de-icer

January 6, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Plant Operations is ready this winter for snow and ice with a new de-icer that’s eco-friendly. Morton® Eco-Safe Ice Melter will be used in areas where Plant Ops staff distribute de-icing product by hand, such as walkways and stairwells. Eco-Safe Ice Melter uses potassium chloride instead of calcium chloride,...... KEEP READING »

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Sustainability and Environmental Management Office to kick off basketball game recycling program at Jan. 2 game against Southern Miss.

December 18, 2009 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) along with Vanderbilt Athletics will offer recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s home basketball games, beginning Saturday, Jan. 2, with the game against Southern Mississippi. “Major events on campus present the opportunity to recycle a large amount of material...... KEEP READING »

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Private incentives for carbon emissions reductions needed to fill gaps until public measures created

December 9, 2009 — As the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit continues, two Vanderbilt researchers suggest that regardless of whether or not the meeting is successful in bringing public governance measures to bear, significant carbon reductions can be achieved by creating private incentives to reduce carbon emissions. In a forthcoming NYU Environmental Law Journal article, the researchers outline a method...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Univ. saves water with new toilet technology

November 19, 2009 — [Originally published by News 2 WKRN] The World Toilet Organization declared November 19 as World Toilet Day when the organization, committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions world wide, was founded in 2001. Vanderbilt University used World Toilet Day to remind people to save water. Vanderbilt is using innovative technology on campus to save money...... KEEP READING »

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Toilet technology at VU in celebration of World Toilet Day

November 17, 2009 — [Originally published in MyVU] Vanderbilt is on the cutting edge in medical technology and academic research, but did you know the university is also on the cutting edge of toilet technology? In celebration of World Toilet Day on Thursday, Nov. 19, here’s some information to think about the next time you have to take a...... KEEP READING »

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VU neighborhood aiming for 5 percent energy reduction

November 2, 2009 — Go Green, District 18 is an initiative to reduce District 18’s energy consumption by 5 percent. Because Vanderbilt is located in District 18 and many faculty and staff members live there, the university is encouraging people to participate. Homeowners and businesses in District 18 are encouraged to sign up for an NES In-Home Energy Evaluation...... KEEP READING »

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Chef James Bistro receives LEED-CI Certification and design awards

October 27, 2009 — The Chef James Bistro, a 2,000-square-foot student dining facility located within Rand Hall,  has received certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Commercial Interiors (CI) program of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In order to receive LEED-CI certification, the design team incorporated several sustainable and environmentally-friendly elements including the specification of...... KEEP READING »

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