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Learn about air quality at Walking Wednesdays event

April 28, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Join Health Plus, the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) on Wednesday, April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for the weekly Walking Wednesdays event. Steve Gild with SEMO will lead the walk and discuss air quality as part of National Air Quality...... KEEP READING »

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Diamond named Udall Scholar

April 28, 2014 — [Originally published by MyVU] The Office of Honor Scholarships is pleased to announce that Michael Diamond, a junior in the College of Arts and Science, has been named a 2014 Udall Scholar. The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency that was established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students...... KEEP READING »

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The Kefi Project is taking art to unexpected places

April 23, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Can art help define our public spaces? Who gets to make this art, and does it have value beyond its aesthetic appeal? These are questions senior Kion Sawney wanted to explore when he won a 2013 Creative Campus Innovation Grant to start a public art initiative at Vanderbilt. The result is...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt again included in ‘Princeton Review’ green colleges guide

April 22, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University has been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014. The book is available as a free download. Schools were chosen for the guide according to their course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation to measure their commitment...... KEEP READING »

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SEMO Celebrates Earth Day with No Impact Week

April 22, 2014 — Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) celebrated Earth Day a little early by organizing a “No Impact Week” April 14-18 on campus. SEMO staffers converged on the Rand Wall to encourage the Vanderbilt community to improve their conservation efforts—including eating locally, conserving water and using only items that can be recycled—and then talk about...... KEEP READING »

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Don’t Toss it!—Vanderbilt’s Earth Friendly Move Out Tips

April 22, 2014 — With the hustle and bustle of finishing up the semester, moving out can be a hectic process of trying to fit a year’s worth of items into cars, suitcases, and storage. For all the items that don’t fit, Vanderbilt’s Earth Friendly Move Out provides opportunities to keep a large volume of material out of the...... KEEP READING »

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‘If You Stay, Use a Tray’: A Dining debate over convenience

April 10, 2014 — [Originally published by InsideVandy] Since Vanderbilt Campus Dining unveiled an HOD group’s “If You Stay, Use a Tray” campaign in Rand, which began March 24, 687 fewer to-go boxes were taken out of Rand Dining Center on weekdays during breakfast and lunch hours, a decrease of about 137 boxes per day. Through posters, social media, stickers,...... KEEP READING »

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Changes made to VU office supply procurement policy promote sustainability

March 31, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Vanderbilt Procurement recently announced several changes to Vanderbilt’s office supply procurement policy through Guy Brown, with two focusing on further aligning procurement with VU’s committment to sustainability. Automatic substitutions for selected products Beginning Tuesday, April 1, Guy Brown orders for many brand-name printer toner cartridges and various general office supplies will...... KEEP READING »

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Follow these tips to make your spring garden grow

March 27, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] One of the best things about spring is the amazing assortment of flowers, trees and plants that bloom on Vanderbilt’s campus and in our area. Vanderbilt landscapers and groundskeepers take care to ensure that the products and practices they use to keep campus grounds healthy and vibrant do not have a...... KEEP READING »

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SEMO Sustainability Intern Position for Summer 2014

March 24, 2014 — A student intern position in the VU Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) will be available full-time from mid-May through mid-August. Funding for this position is provided by Waste Management, Inc. Objective: The sustainability intern will assist SEMO in coordinating and promoting sustainability programs across campus and the medical center. The sustainability intern will assist...... KEEP READING »

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