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Help Vanderbilt win EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge at Homecoming Oct. 23

October 14, 2010 — At the Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 23, Vanderbilt won’t just be taking on South Carolina. While the Commodore Nation is gearing up to cheer for Vandy on the field, we can also be helping Vanderbilt score off the field in the Environmental Protection Agency Game Day Challenge. Vanderbilt will compete with other universities around...... KEEP READING »

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Pollinating gardens created around Library Lawn as part of Fulbright Eco-Leadership Grant

October 13, 2010 — Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR), with the assistance of Campus Planning and Construction and the Plant Operations Grounds Department, planted six pollinating gardens near Library Lawn this past fall. The gardens are designed to rebuild habitats for pollinators such as butterflies, birds, bats, and honey bees that stimulate the growth of plants. Funding...... KEEP READING »

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Vandy included in the Nashville Post’s 50 most eco-friendly businesses in Middle TN

October 13, 2010 — Vanderbilt was recently ranked among the Nashville Post’s 50 most eco-friendly companies in Middle TN! The list defined green businesses as those who provide goods or services intended to improve the sustainability of others and those who employ sustainable principles in their facilities and services. VU’s LEED-certified buildings, power generation on campus, and research on...... KEEP READING »

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Saturday University series to feature lectures on energy and the environment

October 13, 2010 — This fall’s Saturday University series, “Heat, Light and Water: Lectures on Energy and the Environment,” will be presented in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute on Energy and the Environment (VIEE) and will feature lectures by Vanderbilt professors Jonathan Gilligan, Jack Barkenbus, Mike Vandenbergh, and Jim Fraser on topics including Climategate, electric vehicles, behavioral aspects of...... KEEP READING »

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One Hundred Oaks facility achieves LEED certification

October 8, 2010 — By: John Howser, Originally published in the VUMC Reporter 10/07/2010 – Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks (OHO) has attained LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors (CI) by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). One Hundred Oaks is Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s first facility to achieve LEED Certification. According to the USGBC, LEED is an internationally recognized...... KEEP READING »

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Get to know VU’s new special events recycling coordinator, Lindsay Walker

September 13, 2010 — Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator for residential and events operations, is the latest addition to SEMO’s team! In this role, Lindsay will manage the campus residential recycling program, special events recycling operations, and recycling student workers and volunteers. Walker recently graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, where she served as Vice-President...... KEEP READING »

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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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Green Zipcars have arrived on campus

August 31, 2010 — Vanderbilt is pleased to announce the arrival of two new “green” Zipcars on campus.  The success of the campus-wide car sharing program prompted the University and Medical Center parking offices to request that two hybrid Toyota Priuses be placed in Lot 113B, located at the corner of 21st & Pierce Avenues across from the Village...... KEEP READING »

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Urban Land Institute Nashville Honors Two Vanderbilt Projects with Second Annual Excellence in Development Awards

August 25, 2010 — Press release reprinted from the Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council’s web site. CONTACT: Nancy DeKalb 615-218-9655 ndekalb@kvbpr.com Nashville, Tenn— May 21, 2009 — The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Nashville District Council honored 11 area development projects with Excellence in Development Awards last night at the Noah Liff Opera Center. Award entries represented projects from...... KEEP READING »

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One Hundred Oaks and The Commons Center recognized with Urban Land Institute award

August 23, 2010 — Two Vanderbilt projects, One Hundred Oaks and The Commons Center, recently earned Excellence in Development awards from the Urban Land Institute’s Nashville District Council. Winners were selected based on criteria considering various design factors, such as land use, contribution to the community, financial practicality and sensitivity to the environment. The Vanderbilt Health/One Hundred Oaks facility...... 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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Everyone at VU asked to conserve energy during heat wave

August 3, 2010 — Temperatures are predicted to hit 100° F this week and to remain in the high 90s throughout the rest of August.   As one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, please help us to make reductions now in our energy use patterns that we can sustain all year round.    We in VU Plant Operations...... KEEP READING »

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Fairview to Vanderbilt Express Coach Service available August 2

July 26, 2010 — Anchor-Trailways, a private transportation company under contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), now offers direct “motor coach” transportation from Fairview to Vanderbilt at a special discount price of $27/month (unlimited rides in a calendar month pass). Passes go on sale July 28 and the service will begin on Monday, Aug. 2. SCHEDULE Morning...... 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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Don’t send $$$ down the drain: Water conservation saves money and resources

July 9, 2010 — [ Originally published in MyVU] In today’s economic climate, every little bit of savings helps. Plant Operations, VUMC Plant Services and SustainVU have been working for more than a year to find new and better ways to save water through the Campus Water Conservation Project. Not only does conserving water preserve a valuable resource and...... KEEP READING »

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