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USAC and MCSAC partnering to promote ink/toner cartridge recycling program

October 18, 2012 — A new program is under way on campus to make it easy to recycle copier, fax, laser and ink jet toner cartridges, as well as old cell phones, iPods and mp3 players. It’s good for the earth and it also benefits some good causes that are close to home. The program, a partnership of the...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Green Fund application deadline extended!!

October 18, 2012 — The Vanderbilt Green Fund was established in the spring of 2011 as a way of connecting student sustainability ideas with the means to implement them. We are looking for ideas that are both visible and educational in nature. Past projects awarded have involved solar panels, light sensors, and shower timers. Applications for projects will be...... KEEP READING »

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Re(novated) Rand provides new home for re{cycle}

October 18, 2012 — [Originally posted by Maddie Hughes on Inside Vandy] When the renovated Rand space opened last week, it not only added additional seating space and new dining options, but also the first storefront for a student-run business: the bicycle rental company re{cycle}. The company was founded last year by four Vanderbilt students: then-seniors Juliette Cilia and Nissa...... KEEP READING »

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Anchor Down and Tackle Recycling at the EPA Game Day Challenge

October 11, 2012 — [Originally posted by MyVU] This month dozens of colleges across the country will participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s third year in a row taking the challenge. Last year, participating schools diverted nearly half a million pounds of waste from local landfills, and Vanderbilt ranked in the Top...... KEEP READING »

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Ecological art installation opens in Vanderbilt library café

October 1, 2012 — Originally posted by Vanderbilt News The importance of bees and Tennessee native flowers in local food production is a major theme of a new art installation at the Vanderbilt University Central Library’s Food for Thought Café. “From A to B” is housed within the display niches of the distinctive and original card catalogue that functions as...... KEEP READING »

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MTA announces University Connector route to begin September 30

September 25, 2012 — Originally posted by Nashville MTA eNews a On Sunday, Sept. 30, Route 21 University Connector, will begin. Route 21 University Connector will provide cross-town service connecting six universities including Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, Fisk University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Lipscomb University. a Buses will travel via the new 28th/31st Avenue Bridge every...... KEEP READING »

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VU move-in day sees 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling

September 24, 2012 — Originally posted by MyVU. a During the student move-in time period this year, Vanderbilt successfully recycled 32.66 tons of cardboard. This number is an 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling from last year, and a 400 percent increase in cardboard recycling since 2008. a This huge accomplishment was the result of strong collaboration between the...... KEEP READING »

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VU named among best colleges for food in America

September 17, 2012 — Originally posted by MyVU. Culinary website The Daily Meal conducted a study of 2,000 four-year educational institutions to determine the best in campus dining options nationwide and Vanderbilt was named among the top contenders. A broad range of institutions were considered, and of the top 52, Vanderbilt came in at 35. According to the article,...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt named to 2012 “Green Heroes” list by Nashville Post

September 17, 2012 — Originally posted by the Nashville Post Keith Loiseau thinks of himself as one small part of the school’s hearty network of environmentally conscious students, faculty, staff and administration members. Still, Loiseau shines as a leader, although the university does have an impressive web of people actively involved in the ‘greening’ of campus. As head architect...... KEEP READING »

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Help tackle recycling during 2012 season

September 14, 2012 — Originally posted by Commodore Athletics Vanderbilt has partnered with Waste Management this year to support the university’s environmental initiatives throughout campus, and Commodore fans can help protect the environment by recycling items at each home football game. “Waste Management is very proud and excited to have been chosen as the new sustainability partner for Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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NSF funding boosts Vanderbilt climate change studies in Sri Lanka

September 11, 2012 — The small island nation of Sri Lanka exemplifies some of the worst conditions and best Sri Lanka’s climate, terrain, natural resources and socio-political conditions make it a microcosm of how developing countries must adapt to climate change responses to the world’s environmental challenges. Located in Southern Asia off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is...... KEEP READING »

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Spinach power gets a major boost

September 6, 2012 — Originally posted on research news @ Vanderbilt Spinach power has just gotten a big boost. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a way to combine the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more...... KEEP READING »

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Expanded recycling available at home football games

August 29, 2012 — Recycling will be available at Vanderbilt football’s season opener against South Carolina Aug. 30 and at all home games this year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Athletics are teaming up to collect plastic, aluminum cans and cardboard again this season. In addition, Vanderbilt is...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Achieves Highest Sustainability Rating From “The Princeton Review”

August 28, 2012 — Originally posted on MyVU Vanderbilt University has been named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll by The Princeton Review. The publication’s fifth annual green ratings measured the environmental friendliness of 806 institutions nationwide on a scale of 60 to 99. Vanderbilt was one of only 21 universities to receive the highest possible score of 99....... KEEP READING »

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MTA, RTA Boards approve new bus services including University Connector

August 28, 2012 — On Sunday, Sept. 30, a new University Connector cross-town route will begin. “We’ll be right at the starting gate when the new 28th/31st Avenue Bridge opens,” MTA CEO Paul J. Ballard said. “Riders want more cross-town routes, and the new bridge just begs for this one.” Route 21 University Connector will provide cross-town service connecting...... KEEP READING »

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