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Green Bag Luncheon Series

For the second year, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) will host 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/or workshops – from sustainable food and dining choices to backyard composting to utility savings at home and work and much more. So bring your lunch and join us to learn interesting ways to incorporate sustainability into your life!

At each single session, attendees will be entered into a drawing to receive one small giveaway relevant to that session’s topic. At the end of the series, individuals who have attended three or more sessions throughout the year will be entered in a drawing to receive one of two larger giveaways!

All lectures/workshops are free and open to Vanderbilt community members and will be hosted from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189.

Topics for 2012-2013 will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

2011-2012 Sessions

Cooking with Sustainable and Local Foods from the VU Farmers’ Market

Presenters: Stacey Kendrick, Health Plus; Jeff Themm, Nashville Farmers’ Market

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Backyard Composting

Presenters: Jeffrey Ezell, Metro Beautification & Environment Commission; Emily Thompson and Patrick Napier, All Seasons Gardening & Brewing Supply Company

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Celebrating the Holidays Sustainably

Presenters: Lindsay Walker, Recycling Coordinator, SEMO; Kendra Abkowitz, Sustainability Professional, SEMO

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Utilities Savings at Work and at Home

Presenter: Dave Parker, LEED AP, Integrated Green Building

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Sustainable Food Choices Offered by VU Dining/Cooking with Herbs

Presenters: Suzanne Herron, VU Dining; Stacey Kendrick, Health Plus; Jacquie Sullivan, Dietetic Internship Program at Vanderbilt

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Green Spring Cleaning

Presenter: Megan Morton, Pro Utilitas

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Sustainable Landscaping and Gardening

Presenters: Julie Berbiglia, Metro Water Services; Mark Kerske, Gardens of Babylon

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Introduction to the Northwest Earth Institute Course Offerings

Presenters: Rebecca Selove and John Patrick, Northwest Earth Institute Ambassadors

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Congratulations to our Green Bag Luncheon Series Grand Prize Winners!

By attending three or more Green Bag Luncheons in 2011-2012, Colette and Joan were entered into a drawing for a $100 Gift Certificate to Barnes & Noble.  Thanks for being green !

Colette Bosely, Biophysics Department

Joan Breyer, Division of Genetic Medicine


Questions?  Contact SEMO.