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Sustainability and Environmental Management Office to kick off event recycling program at football game against Duke

October 8, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) will offer coordinated recycling at Vanderbilt’s last three home football games this season, beginning this Saturday, Oct. 25, at the game against Duke. “Major events on campus present the opportunity to recycle a large amount of material that would otherwise...... KEEP READING »

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Cutting through the hype: What science tells us about climate change

August 15, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] “Global Warming – What do we know and what we should do?” is the title of a free public lecture that will be given Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, on the Vanderbilt University campus. The speaker will be Richard Somerville, a coordinating lead author of the United Nation’s...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt extends ‘Free Ride to Work’ to graduate and professional students

August 14, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Beginning Aug. 15, Vanderbilt University will extend its Free Ride program to graduate and professional school students, allowing them to commute to and from campus for free. The Free Ride to Work program, offered in partnership with Metro’s Transit Authority, has been offered to Vanderbilt employees since...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt under energy curtailment

July 24, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Because of the soaring temperatures and the accompanying demand placed on energy resources, the Tennessee Valley Authority has issued an energy curtailment beginning July 24 and lasting at least 15 days. During this period, members of the Vanderbilt community are being asked to reduce their energy consumption....... KEEP READING »

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Need some environmentally friendly printing done?

July 23, 2008 — [Originally published in MyVU] Vanderbilt Printing Services is committed to being environmentally responsible. Vanderbilt Printing Services offers green printing options such as: Recycled stock or paper made from renewable resources Inks formulated and manufactured to be environmentally responsible and incorporate the use of renewable resources of vegetable oils (soy oil included) All standard business cards...... KEEP READING »

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The Commons earns environmental award from the state

June 23, 2008 — The Commons is an award-winning facility even before it opens this fall for the class of 2012. Vanderbilt received a Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award last week for The Commons, one of 14 winners recognized for their positive impact on the state’s natural resources. The Commons includes five new and five renovated residence houses, The Common’s...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt University goes for the gold and wins for ‘green’ building efforts

June 16, 2008 — Vanderbilt University is the first university in the state to receive Gold level certification for its environmentally friendly construction from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Vanderbilt earned the recognition for The Commons Center, which is part of the university’s new community for first-year students,...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt University’s electronics recycling event is huge success

May 21, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Last week, Vanderbilt University helped sponsor an electronics recycling drive. The first three days, higher education institutions, K-12 schools, school districts, government agencies and nonprofit organizations brought equipment to LP Field to be recycled. The fourth day was open to the public. An amazing amount of electronics...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt takes first steps toward ‘greening’ Commencement and related activities

May 7, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Vanderbilt University is examining Commencement and related activities this year to see where “greener” practices can be adopted. Some changes have been implemented this year with hopes that the university can do more each year. One of the biggest initiatives for this year is recycling plastic water...... KEEP READING »

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EcoSuds hand soap, used in several restrooms on campus, is made from a byproduct of the biodiesel produced by the student-led Vanderbilt Biodiesel Initiative.

Going Green

April 1, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in The Vanderbilt View] Some of Vanderbilt’s initiatives to reduce energy usage and help make the university more Earth-friendly include: Lightbulbs: Projects like a recent lighting retrofit at Kirkland Hall are saving energy. Replacing old-style incandescent bulbs with more energy efficient lighting has reduced electricity consumption in the building...... KEEP READING »

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