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MTA wants Vanderbilt employee feedback

August 10, 2011 — By Vanderbilt News & Communications The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is holding a third round of community conversations Aug. 24-25 to gain feedback from the public regarding ideas for improving the city’s transit investments along the Broadway/West End Corridor. The community conversations are scheduled to take place at the East Park Community Center on...... KEEP READING »

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Reduce pollution on Air Quality Alert days and everyday

July 27, 2011 — Throughout the hot summer days, air pollutant levels can rise contributing to reduced lung function, wheezing, coughing, and possibly triggering asthma attacks. One of the pollutants that is harmful to human health is ground-level ozone*. Ground-level ozone is created by chemical reactions between nitrous oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the presence of sunlight....... KEEP READING »

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Incorporate sustainability into summer excursions

June 23, 2011 — As vacation season heats up, cars and planes rev up to meet the needs of eager travelers. By putting a little extra effort into the planning of your vacation, you can reduce the environmental impact of your trips with these handy and sustainable travel tips. Tourism’s Impact on the Environment Tourism takes a toll on...... KEEP READING »

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Many employees were eager to check out the look and feel of the new, no emission, electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf. Owner David Lifferth was happy to show it off. (Vanderbilt University/Susan Urmy)

Commuting options save money, reduce pollution

April 22, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] By Missy Pankake Almost 20 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions produced at Vanderbilt are from employees commuting to and from work. Combine that with gas prices on the rise, and many employees are exploring their commuting options. A Clean Air Fair focused on commuting was held...... KEEP READING »

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VU providing free shuttle to public meeting about street cars in the midtown area

April 8, 2011 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] by Missy Pankake Vanderbilt employees will have a say about whether or not street cars and other transit modes to be described at a meeting sponsored by MTA, Thursday, April 14, from 4 -6:30 p.m. at Blakemore United Methodist Church, 3601 West End. Free continuous shuttle...... KEEP READING »

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Save the Earth, save the air, save $$$ commuting: Find out how at the Clean Air Fair April 21

April 5, 2011 — Come celebrate Earth Day with games, prizes and giveaways on Thursday, April 21, from 11 am to 2 pm in Medical Center Plaza Across from Langford Auditorium* at the first-ever Vanderbilt Clean Air Fair. This fair is a unique forum for employees and students to learn about alternative transportation and commuter choice programs and products...... KEEP READING »

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Celebrate Transit Week 2011 by signing the Pledge to Ride

April 4, 2011 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] Join Transit Now in committing to ride transit at least once during Transit Week, April 17-23. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE PLEDGE. Vanderbilt offers employees a number of alternative transportation options including: Free rides to and from work in Davidson County on the Metro Transit Authority...... 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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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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Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

December 17, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner. Listen to a brief discussion of SustainVU’s holiday greening tips Media...... KEEP READING »

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