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Talk by Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economics

February 29, 2012 — On Thursday, March 1 at 4 pm at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Elinor Ostrum, Nobel Laureate in Economics and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, will speak.  Her talk is titled “Updating the Theory of Collective Action and the Commons.” Professor Ostrom is the first woman to win...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Printing Services to become FSC certified

February 29, 2012 — [Originally featured by Vanderbilt News and Communications in MyVU] Tom Fox, director of Vanderbilt University Printing Services, has announced that his facility has begun the process of becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certified. Upon completion of the work to implement the FSC rules and procedures within the organization, VUPS will be able to provide...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt campus expands plastic recycling

February 20, 2012 — Just in time for a strong finish in RecycleMania, the Vanderbilt campus recycling program is expanding plastics recycling to include all plastic containers. Previous recycling vendor restrictions only allowed for recycling plastic bottles with resin codes 1 and 2 in the past on Vanderbilt’s main academic campus and in student areas. The campus recycling program...... KEEP READING »

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Feb. 29 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on green spring cleaning

February 15, 2012 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, February 29 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas for an up close look at the chemicals in conventional cleaners, ways to...... KEEP READING »

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Show love for the Earth this Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2012 — 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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New Waste Disposal and Recycling Support Service awarded to Waste Management

February 2, 2012 — After nearly 30 years with another disposal service, Vanderbilt has awarded the contract for waste disposal and recycling support service to Waste Management, effective January 1. The majority of equipment owned by the previous supplier was replaced with new dumpsters and compactors over the holiday break. Waste Management is now handling all Vanderbilt service requirements...... KEEP READING »

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Pitch In for RecycleMania

February 1, 2012 — Recycling is a positive thing to do all the time, but RecycleMania provides an extra incentive to recycle during the months of February and March. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It has grown to an international competition among over 600 colleges and universities. With recycling bins...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Ventures awards re{cycle}, brings bike rental to campus

January 31, 2012 — [Originally featured on InsideVandy] by Camille Parker Biking as a means of transportation on campus and around Nashville will now be more accessible to students through a new on-campus bicycle rental business. Starting in mid-March, re{cycle} will offer all undergraduates daily bicycle rental for $10 a day, payable on the Commodore Card. Re{cycle}, a student-led...... KEEP READING »

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Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review to discuss future of residential renewable energy

January 26, 2012 — THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY ANNUAL REVIEW The Future of Energy Law: Residential Renewable Energy By Whom?* When: February 23, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN First 50 in attendance receive a free boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli Featuring: Professor Joel B. Eisen, University of...... KEEP READING »

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Cumberland Project 2012 Call for Proposals

January 24, 2012 — DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2012 RATIONALE Humanity faces a set of intensifying sustainability crises that both fundamentally challenge our understandings of human impacts on the natural world and demand new capacities for averting or coping with environmental change. In this time of urgency and uncertainty, institutions of higher education have a vital role in helping the...... KEEP READING »

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‘Cultural commons’ focus of writer’s talk at Vanderbilt

January 16, 2012 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News and Communications] by Ann Marie Deer Owens Esteemed writer Lewis Hyde, whose books include Common as Air and The Gift, will speak at Vanderbilt University Jan. 19 as part of the American Studies Sustainability Program. Hyde will address “Defending the Cultural Commons” at 4:10 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center’s...... KEEP READING »

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Listen: Vandy basketball fans encouraged to recycle

January 9, 2012 — Ann Marie Deer Owens, senior public affairs officer for Vanderbilt News and Communications, recently spoke with SEMO staff regarding recycling opportunities available to fans at Vanderbilt men’s and women’s home basketball games.  Commodore fans are encouraged to use large green bins located throughout the concourse in Memorial Gym to recycle their empty plastic bottles, commemorative...... KEEP READING »

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Jan. 25 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on campus sustainable food options and cooking with herbs

January 4, 2012 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the fifth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, January 25 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189.  Join Suzanne Herron of VU Dining for a presentation and discussion on sustainable food options offered in dining establishments...... KEEP READING »

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RTA increases fare for five bus routes

January 4, 2012 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News and Communications] Effective Jan. 6, 2012, rates will increase for five RTA bus routes: Route 89X Springfield/ Joelton Express Route 91X Franklin/ Brentwood Express Route 92X Gallatin/ Hendersonville Express Route 95X Spring Hill Express Route 96X Nashville/ Murfreesboro Relax & Ride Regular fare (one way) is $4 and not sold...... KEEP READING »

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Listen: Stay green over the holidays

December 21, 2011 — by Ann Marie Deer Owens Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener. Listen to an interview with SEMO staff to...... KEEP READING »

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