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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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Have a clean Spring: Add some green to your cleaning routine

April 28, 2011 — Now that spring is well underway and the weather is warmer, thoughts turn to freshening up your surroundings. Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition, and can result in simplifying and organizing your home and/or office without impacting the environment by following some simple strategies. “Spring cleaning is a great time to think about your environmental...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt turns in solid performance in RecycleMania competition

April 25, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in myVU] by Missy Pankake The RecycleMania competition is now over and has official winners for 2011. RecycleMania is a friendly recycling competition among colleges and universities across the country sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Keep America Beautiful. Together, participating colleges and universities recycled or composted...... KEEP READING »

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Show love for the Earth this Valentine’s Day

January 28, 2011 — Valentine’s Day, February 14, is a day filled with cards, sweets, flowers and gifts. Like many holidays, its celebration can create unintentional environmental side effects, such as the consumption of natural resources and the generation of solid waste. But that doesn’t have to be the case. When showing their affection for each other, Americans tend...... KEEP READING »

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Help Vanderbilt catch Recyclemania on campus during February and March

January 27, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Vanderbilt will compete in Recyclemania for the first time this year. Recyclemania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities to determine who is the grand champion recycler. It begins Feb. 6 and ends April 2. Students, faculty and staff can all help Vanderbilt win Recyclemania. Most...... KEEP READING »

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Listen: Recycle during basketball games

December 31, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball games continues for the second year, thanks to a partnership between the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Athletics. Sporting events provide the opportunity to recycle much material that otherwise ends up in local landfills, according to Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator,...... KEEP READING »

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Recycling now available at basketball games

December 28, 2010 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Vanderbilt Athletics have teamed up to offer recycling at every Vanderbilt men’s and women’s home basketball game during the 2010-2011 season. Each home basketball game can generate up to 150 bags of waste. Recycling all the plastic bottles and...... 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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Celebrate the holidays sustainably

December 3, 2010 — The holiday season brings joy and merriment to many people. Unintended side effects of the holidays include an excessive generation of waste and over-consumption of natural resources. As you prepare to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, take a moment to check out SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide that includes tips for minimizing your holiday...... KEEP READING »

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Celebrate America Recycles Day with a mass paper shredding Nov. 12

November 8, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU.] If you have papers, magazines or books that need to be shredded and recycled, Friday, Nov. 12, also known as America Recycles Day, is the day to do it. VU’s confidential paper shredding partner, Cintas, will have two trucks open to Vanderbilt students and employees to...... KEEP READING »

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