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Lecture on The Supreme Court and the Environment: 2011

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Oct. 26 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on backyard composting

October 20, 2011 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the second installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, October 26 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join the Metro Beautification & Environment Commission and All Seasons Gardening & Brewing Supply Company for a presentation and...... KEEP READING »

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A tricycle recycling collection system is used to capture recyclables generated during the tailgate. (Bill Randles/Vanderbilt University)

Get caught ‘green-handed’ during Game Day Challenge Oct. 29

October 18, 2011 — On Oct. 29, Vanderbilt will compete with more than 65 schools across the country in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s second year taking the challenge. Last year, participating schools diverted 500,000 pounds of waste from the landfill, and Vanderbilt ranked first in the Southeastern Conference and seventh overall in the...... KEEP READING »

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Van Jones will deliver the 2011 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Oct. 19. (Photo courtesy of Van Jones)

Pioneering activist for clean-energy economy to speak at Vanderbilt

October 14, 2011 — By Ann Marie Deer Owens Van Jones will deliver the 2011 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Oct. 19. (Photo courtesy of Van Jones) Van Jones, a pioneering leader in the clean-energy movement and author of The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Cinema...... KEEP READING »

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Electric vehicle charging station coming to campus

October 3, 2011 — By Princine Lewis [Originally published by Vanderbilt University News and Communications] Vanderbilt University has teamed with the Electric Power Research Institute and the Tennessee Valley Authority to build an integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station on campus. Known as a Smart Modal Area Recharge Terminal, or TVA SMART™ station, the facility will be part of...... KEEP READING »

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Solar film has been installed at the Vanderbilt co-generation power plant in a project sponsored by the Vanderbilt Green Fund. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt Green Fund solar installation combines student initiative, renewable energy technology

September 23, 2011 — An innovative solar energy installation now adorns a concrete silo at the Vanderbilt co-generation power plant. The unique, 8.16-kilowatt, student-initiated solar project – made possible by funding from the Vanderbilt Green Fund – incorporates renewable energy technologies while providing access to usable, real-time electricity generation data that will be available to the public online. Last...... KEEP READING »

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MTA improves West End bus service

September 22, 2011 — On Sept. 25, MTA bus service will be expanded along the busy West End corridor. Two new routes and a modified Route 3 West End will create unprecedented access and improved frequencies between downtown Nashville and West End Avenue. Buses will operate along the West End corridor from Music City Central to West End and...... KEEP READING »

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Green screen film series explores environmental issues

September 19, 2011 — [Article originally published on InsideVandy.com] By Lauren Koenig Throughout the fall semester, the Alternative Energy Club (AEC) will be screening five documentaries on a variety of environmental topics as part of the Green Screen film series. While some of the movies focus on familiar environmental issues such as energy consumption, others present subject matter that...... KEEP READING »

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Walker named recycling coordinator, spearheads recycling effort at Move In

September 12, 2011 — by Kara Furlong Lindsay Walker was named campus recycling coordinator July 1, in time to spearhead recycling efforts at first-year student Move In in August. At this year’s Move In, Vanderbilt recycled 34 percent more cardboard than last year – almost 18 tons in one day. This effort was accomplished in collaboration with Students Promoting...... KEEP READING »

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A sustainable Vanderbilt

September 5, 2011 — by Lucas Loffredo [Article originally featured on InsideVandy] Sustainability is, as defined by Vanderbilt University’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), “the development of a process or management system that helps to create a vibrant campus economy and high quality of life while respecting the need to sustain natural resources and protect the environment.” Opinions...... KEEP READING »

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Year-long Green Bag luncheon series to address current sustainability topics

September 1, 2011 — Starting in September, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project are sponsoring a Green Bag luncheon series that focuses on the environment and sustainability, both at work and at home. This educational series features informal lunchtime discussions and workshops – from sustainable food and dining choices to backyard composting...... KEEP READING »

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Sustainability speaker series kicks off Sept. 22 with Bill McKibben

August 30, 2011 — By Jim Patterson Environmentalist Bill McKibben will kick off a year of nationally recognized sustainability experts who will speak at Vanderbilt University as part of the American Studies Sustainability Project. McKibben, author of one of the first books on climate change for a general audience (The End of Nature, 1989), and founder of the activist...... KEEP READING »

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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos speaks Aug. 25 at the Student Life Center during Fall Faculty Assembly (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

Chancellor: University getting greener, needs to be less dependent on federal dollars

August 26, 2011 — by Jim Patterson Vanderbilt must continue to develop new revenue streams to ensure its financial health in the face of federal budget deficits that are likely to impact government grants and awards, said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at Fall Faculty Assembly. “We must, to the greatest extent possible, control our own destiny,” Zeppos said Aug....... KEEP READING »

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Students moving into the Ingram Commons. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

Vanderbilt students return to campus Aug. 20, move-in will be green

August 19, 2011 — By Princine Lewis, Vanderbilt News & Communications Vanderbilt University will begin welcoming first-year students to campus first thing Saturday morning, Aug. 20, when move-in begins at 7 a.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year student community. The students will live in residence halls known as “houses” – each of which is headed by...... KEEP READING »

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Sustainability theme to mark Vanderbilt 2011-12 academic year

August 12, 2011 — By Jim Patterson Issues of sustainability will be incorporated into many phases of the coming academic year at Vanderbilt University, including curriculum, a speaker series, documentary film series and field trips. “The Sustainability Project represents a compelling application of the full diversity of Vanderbilt’s academic expertise to one of the most complex and urgent human...... KEEP READING »

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