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Students Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer (Photo courtesy School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt)

Two Nashville juniors place third in national sustainability challenge

May 26, 2011 — By Missy Pankake, Vanderbilt News Service Two members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer, finished third out of 24 finalists in the Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge, a national sustainability challenge. They will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and the School for Science and Math...... KEEP READING »

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Operation at BP Macondo spill in Gulf of Mexico (photograph by J Henry Fair, 2010)

Noted photographer, environmental activist J Henry Fair talks ‘Industrial Scars’ March 1 at Vanderbilt University

February 23, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] by Princine Lewis Noted photographer and environmentalist J Henry Fair will give a talk on and do a slide presentation of images from “Industrial Scars,” his exploration of the detritus of consumer society through large-scale aerial photographs and documentary research, Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University....... KEEP READING »

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Owen Net Impact Chapter to host panel of sustainability experts

January 10, 2011 — The Owen Net Impact Chapter is proud to announce “The Triple Bottom Line: How to Sustain Profits, People, and the Planet” on Wednesday, January 19 from 6-7 pm in the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Averbuch Auditorium at Vanderbilt University. This is a unique opportunity to learn how leading companies integrate sustainability into core business...... KEEP READING »

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VU professor to discuss human rights in climate change and natural disaster on Jan. 20

January 7, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Brooke A. Ackerly will discuss “Human Rights in Climate Change and Natural Disaster” at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at a seminar sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the United Nations Association. The free seminar will be held at Belmont United Methodist Church. Ackerly is an...... KEEP READING »

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Cumberland Project workshop to assist faculty in the design of sustainability-related courses

January 4, 2011 — Instructors teaching a course during the 2011-2012 academic year with sustainability as a major theme may be interested in participating in the Cumberland Project, a two-day workshop hosted by Vanderbilt’s Program in American Studies and the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching on May 9-10 that is designed to assist faculty in the design of courses around...... KEEP READING »

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Engineering School collaborates with Metro Water on pilot wind-solar based power generating facility

December 13, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] The mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering is setting up a small scale, wind-solar research and teaching power generating facility at Love Circle in Hillsboro Village. The pilot project is being done in collaboration with Nashville Metro Water Supply. The facility should produce about...... KEEP READING »

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Nobel Peace Prize winner to deliver Senior Day address

December 3, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2011 when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day. Senior Day, which will be...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt University to host one-day workshop Nov. 12 about ‘Service Learning for Sustainability’

November 4, 2010 — [Originally published by News and Public Affairs] The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and the Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association will co-host a one-day workshop on integrating service learning and sustainability education. The workshop will illustrate how this engagement and synergy can be fostered, building stronger bonds between the campus and the city. Special attention...... 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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The New Wal-Mart Effect

August 6, 2007 — [Originally published in The Vanderbilt Register] American companies and consumers can encourage foreign suppliers to follow environmental rules, researcher finds By Amy Wolf Most of America’s low-cost stores have much of their merchandise made in foreign countries, such as China. What’s become better known, because of recent news reports, are the serious safety and environmental...... KEEP READING »

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