Home » NewsPage 9

News

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 »

Tags: ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Campus publications becoming more sustainable

August 8, 2012 — Originally published by MyVU Vanderbilt’s 2012-13 parking map will be the first campus publication to carry the Forest Stewardship Council TM (FSC ® ) certified mark and will be printed on paper containing 50 percent recycled content and 30 percent post-consumer waste. With more than 13,000 copies printed each year, the parking map is one...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in News, Printing, Waste & Recycling | No Comments »


Move-in begins August 18th!

August 6, 2012 — Whether you’re a first-year Commodore or are returning for your senior year, consider packing your belongings in reusable totes to minimize waste during move-in. If you have cardboard boxes, remember to break them down and toss them into cardboard recycling dumpsters located around Branscomb, Carmichael Towers and Morgan/Lewis. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Events, Waste & Recycling | No Comments »


Nashville RTA Game-Day Express tickets now on sale online

August 1, 2012 — The National Football League (NFL) has kicked off training camp, and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is kicking off ticket sales for the upcoming football season. Tickets for the Game-Day Express, the RTA’s Music City Star service to Riverfront Station for Tennessee’s NFL home games, are now on sale online for the 2012 season. For...... KEEP READING »

Tags: ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Nashville Named One of the Top 30 Greenest Cities in America

July 31, 2012 — Originally published by Planet Forward Nashville was recently ranked #17 on the list of the top 30 greenest cities in America. Nashville scored an impressive 29 out of a possible 38 points representing 38 specific policies and programs that cities around America have been doing to try to become more sustainable. Read more here.... KEEP READING »

Tags: ,
Posted in Green Rankings, News | No Comments »


Metro bike share program coming to campus

July 30, 2012 — [Originally published by myVU] Nashville is expanding its bike-share program to include a fee-based, automated kiosk system called Nashville B-cycle, and two kiosks will be located on the Vanderbilt campus – one at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place, and the other in the park near the intersection of Medical Center Drive...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Events, News, Transportation | No Comments »


Composting efforts restore balance, help campus trees thrive

July 26, 2012 — The Vanderbilt campus is home to more than 7,500 trees – that adds up to a lot of leaves. But did you know that Vanderbilt Plant Operations’ grounds program has been harnessing nature’s own processes to help trees on campus weather the record heat this summer? Mulching the areas underneath the trees with compost made...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Composting, Land Use, News, Waste & Recycling | No Comments »


Save money, stay healthy with the EPA’s energy reducing tips

July 12, 2012 — With summer in full swing and air conditioners blasting, it’s important to keep your health and the environment in mind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its list of 15 Hot Tips for a Cool Summer both at home and at work. The list includes ways to save money, reduce energy usage, remain healthy...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Vanderbilt’s energy conservation efforts pay off during heat wave

July 5, 2012 — [Originally published by myVU] When Nashville temperatures soared to an all-time high last Friday, the Vanderbilt campus kept its cool, thanks in part to low humidity as well as the long-term energy conservation efforts of administrators and the ready response of Vanderbilt employees. Even though the thermometer reached a record 109 degrees June 29, the...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Record-breaking heat hits Nashville; do your part to conserve energy now

June 29, 2012 — [Originally by myVU] With the National Weather Service issuing a special weather warning that a dangerous and possibly historic heat wave will continue at least through the Fourth of July holiday, everyone at Vanderbilt is encouraged to take steps to protect themselves against the heat and to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Vanderbilt, two others receive grant to support student fellowships in sustainability

June 28, 2012 — Front row, l-r: Wes Floyd, Kelsey Kaline and Alexandra Scovone; back row, l-r: Marc Loeffke, Patrick Starr and Charlie Molthrop. (image courtesy of Furman University) [Originally published by MyVU] Vanderbilt and two other universities will share a $75,000 grant from the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation to support student fellowships in community sustainability, research and service....... KEEP READING »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in News, Sustainability Project | No Comments »


EPA releases “Fifteen Hot Tips for a Cool Summer”

June 21, 2012 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a list of 15 tips to save money, reduce energy usage, remain healthy and protect the environment this summer. Whether you spend your long summer days inside or in the great outdoors, this list provides many ideas for a safe, sustainable and enjoyable summer!* Energy Star savings for your home: Energy...... KEEP READING »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award

June 12, 2012 — In the third year of the Early Career Research Program managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, a Vanderbilt engineering assistant professor is on the list of 68 recipients from 47 institutions announced last week. Jamey Young The awards focus on areas of high priority for the nation and for DOE’s mission,...... KEEP READING »

Tags: ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Love Circle alternative energy showcase project nears completion

June 12, 2012 — A collaborative wind-solar alternative energy project between Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department and Nashville Metro Water Services has picked up speed with the installation of a modest 3kW (kilowatt) wind turbine at the Love Circle site close to campus. “Once the power sharing agreement with Nashville Electric Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority is finalized...... KEEP READING »

Tags: ,
Posted in Energy, News, Water | No Comments »


Hamilton Springs: a Transit Friendly Community

May 29, 2012 — A new type of sustainable community is coming to town! Hamilton Springs, Middle Tennessee’s first transit-oriented development, recently broke ground in Lebanon, TN. The development will create a traditional neighborhood “village” of residents and businesses with a Music City Star commuter train station at its center. Transit-oriented development is a mixed use residential or commercial...... KEEP READING »

Tags: ,
Posted in News | No Comments »


Page 9 of 22« First...789101120...Last »