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Think about the environment before ordering print copies of directory

September 1, 2010 — The Sustainabilty and Environmental Management Office, in line with the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability, urges employees to use the online PDF Vanderbilt directory in conjunction with PeopleFinder instead of ordering large numbers of the printed version of the Vanderbilt University Telephone Directory. This year’s edition of the directory, a longtime resource for the Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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Students moving onto campus recycle tons of packing materials

August 16, 2010 — Move-In, the weekend when the majority of undergraduate students move into their residence halls at Vanderbilt University, can generate a lot of potential waste. All those cardboard boxes, plastic bags and covers and Styrofoam packing materials start to add up when more than 1,500 first-year students leave home for the first time. That’s why Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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Toner and battery recycling offered at main campus and Vanderbilt Valet locations

July 9, 2010 — Vanderbilt Valet, Vanderbilt Procurement and Disbursement Services, Guy Brown and the VU Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) are pleased to announce the availability of recycling for toner cartridges, batteries and cell phones at Vanderbilt University. Drop-off locations for toner cartridges and cell phones have been established at the following locations: –Commons Center and Sarratt...... KEEP READING »

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New paper shredding vendor saves green

June 17, 2010 — Recently, Vanderbilt University changed confidential paper collecting and shredding vendors to Cintas. The switch allows Vanderbilt to save green by saving money (Cintas costs almost 65 percent less) while helping the environment. To be more environmentally friendly and lower their costs, Cintas condensed their 5-day routes in Nashville to 4-day routes and installed idle shutoff...... KEEP READING »

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Flood Relief Swap

May 5, 2010 — [Originally published on Vanderbilt University's 2010 Nashville Flood Information website] Many in the Vanderbilt and greater Nashville family have been adversely affected by the flood and are in need of resource items immediately. We will be hosting a flood relief swap on Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7, to help. The event is for...... KEEP READING »

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Student ‘Move Out’ presents the opportunity to recycle tons of items – literally

April 30, 2010 — [Originally published in MyVU] Vanderbilt students are moving out of their residence halls. This process can generate a lot of discarded items, such as linens, futons, small chairs, bedding, small drawer sets, mini-fridges, microwaves, lamps, TVs, computers, books and clothing. Rather than have all of those items end up in dumpsters and eventually the landfill,...... KEEP READING »

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Sustainability and Environmental Management Office to kick off basketball game recycling program at Jan. 2 game against Southern Miss.

December 18, 2009 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) along with Vanderbilt Athletics will offer recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s home basketball games, beginning Saturday, Jan. 2, with the game against Southern Mississippi. “Major events on campus present the opportunity to recycle a large amount of material...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt University to create mountain of trash on Earth Day April 22

April 20, 2009 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Services in MyVU] The Vanderbilt University SustainVU office, in conjunction with Plant Operations and Housekeeping staff, will construct a one-day exhibit – Mt. Trashmore – for Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, on Alumni Lawn near the flagpole. Housekeeping crews who work in buildings surrounding Alumni Lawn will take their trash...... KEEP READING »

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Net Impact group creates illustration of wasted paper

January 28, 2009 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] The Net Impact group at the Owen Graduate School of Management recently built a special display in the school’s stairwell. The Smart Printing display was built using wasted paper found near Owen printers over a three-week span. The display is part of an educational campaign to discourage...... KEEP READING »

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James Berry, M.D., and Leland Lancaster, M.D., with the recycling system they developed to collect and reuse anesthesiology gases. Photo: Susan Urmy

New technology collects, recycles exhaled anesthetic

November 7, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt Medical Center's Office of News and Communication in The VUMC Reporter] By Leslie Hast A new technology, called the Dynamic Gas Scavenging System (DGSS), could have an impact on both the environment and health care economics. The system, invented by James Berry, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology, along with Leland Lancaster, M.D,...... KEEP READING »

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