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Green Zipcars have arrived on campus

August 31, 2010 — Vanderbilt is pleased to announce the arrival of two new “green” Zipcars on campus.  The success of the campus-wide car sharing program prompted the University and Medical Center parking offices to request that two hybrid Toyota Priuses be placed in Lot 113B, located at the corner of 21st & Pierce Avenues across from the Village...... KEEP READING »

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Fairview to Vanderbilt Express Coach Service available August 2

July 26, 2010 — Anchor-Trailways, a private transportation company under contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), now offers direct “motor coach” transportation from Fairview to Vanderbilt at a special discount price of $27/month (unlimited rides in a calendar month pass). Passes go on sale July 28 and the service will begin on Monday, Aug. 2. SCHEDULE Morning...... KEEP READING »

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Students help to promote ‘green’ luxury

June 4, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Luxury and the Lexus brand go hand in hand. But now the car company has created a new hybrid vehicle that is more fuel-efficient, lighter and leaner. Lexus’ challenge is to reach the customer who wants a car that is both luxurious and”green.” That’s why they’re turning...... 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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Seven easy actions you can do today to save the environment and gas

October 20, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Want to save gasoline, lower your power bills and help save the environment? New Vanderbilt research identifies seven simple actions individuals can start today that have the potential to dramatically reduce energy use and carbon emissions. Individuals generate up to 40 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions....... 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’s sustainability office and Plant Operations hosted the Green St. Patrick’s Day phone book and paper recycling drive March 17, part of the campus's ongoing efforts to reduce waste.

Black + Gold = Green

April 1, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in The Vanderbilt View] When it comes to sustainability, Vanderbilt is rewriting the equation. By David Green Photography by Steve Green and John Russell When Andrea George took the helm of the newly created Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, she had no idea she’d spend so much time talking...... KEEP READING »

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Podcast: GreenVU Informational Panel Discussion

January 28, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] The GreenVU organization arranged a Jan. 24 panel presentation to discuss sustainability projects at Vanderbilt University. Listen to podcasts of the presenters: Andrea George, PhD, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Management Office Jack Barkenbus, Research Fellow, Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies Jennifer Hackett, Vanderbilt University Recycling Coordinator Keith Loiseau,...... KEEP READING »

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The Udall Legacy Bus Tour, a group of 13 scholars traveling the country in a biodiesel-fueled bus, made a stop on campus July 1 to discuss Vanderbilt's biodiesel efforts.

From French Fries to Clean Fuel: Using recycled vegetable oil, biodiesel inititative seeks to improve air quality on campus

July 9, 2007 — [Originally published in The Vanderbilt Register] By Kara Furlong A Vanderbilt student group’s love of nature and desire to conserve natural resources has led to a project that will produce cleaner-burning fuel for use on campus. The Vanderbilt Biodiesel Initiative, started by participants of Vanderbilt’s Wilskills program, will take used vegetable oil – the stuff...... KEEP READING »

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