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‘Dump the pump’ June 19 and save money by riding public transit

June 16, 2014 — Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 19, by taking public transportation, such as an MTA bus or the Music City Star commuter train, for your traveling needs. In addition to the environmental benefits associated with removing individual cars from roads, a recent study also showed that there is a significant monetary benefit...... KEEP READING »

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Tips for reducing your summer travel impact

June 11, 2014 — [Originally published by MyVU] Vacation season is here, and you can reduce your environmental impact with these handy, sustainable travel tips. Car travel If you are planning a road trip this summer, you will naturally want to reduce the amount of money you spend on gas – but don’t forget that reduced gas usage also...... KEEP READING »

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Take advantage of VU’s biking resources

May 23, 2014 — May is National Bike Month, and it’s not too late to get in on this healthy and cost effective mode of transportation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that biking one mile saves almost one pound of greenhouse gases from being produced, roughly equivalent to the amount of greenhouse gas produced by the average home...... KEEP READING »

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Learn about air quality at Walking Wednesdays event

April 28, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] Join Health Plus, the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) on Wednesday, April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for the weekly Walking Wednesdays event. Steve Gild with SEMO will lead the walk and discuss air quality as part of National Air Quality...... KEEP READING »

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SEMO Celebrates Earth Day with No Impact Week

April 22, 2014 — Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) celebrated Earth Day a little early by organizing a “No Impact Week” April 14-18 on campus. SEMO staffers converged on the Rand Wall to encourage the Vanderbilt community to improve their conservation efforts—including eating locally, conserving water and using only items that can be recycled—and then talk about...... KEEP READING »

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In Class and Across Campus, Vanderbilt Helps Future Generations Find Relief for an Overstressed Planet

March 18, 2014 — [Originally published in Vanderbilt Magazine] Written by Joanne Lamphere Beckham From corporate boardrooms to statehouse chambers to the halls of academe, sustainability is one of this century’s biggest challenges. Although defined in many ways, sustainability is generally understood as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet...... KEEP READING »

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Did you know? Ride to work at Vanderbilt for free on an MTA bus

March 3, 2014 — [Originally posted by MyVU] All full-time Vanderbilt employees, graduate students and Vanderbilt University Medical Center volunteers are eligible to ride to and from work for free on an MTA bus. Simply swipe your ID card upon boarding the bus. The ID should be used only for rides to and from work. Contractors, former employees and...... KEEP READING »

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2014 Basketball Athletics Sustainability Competition Going on Now!

January 6, 2014 — Are YOU the greenest group on campus? VU Athletics, the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Basketball Athletics Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered, in-game VIP hospitality event, tickets for 20 people, a signed premium item, and...... KEEP READING »

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Amp would increase alternative transportation options to and from campus

December 16, 2013 — [Originally posted by MyVU] The Vanderbilt community may soon have a new transit option for traveling to and from campus. The proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system, called the Amp, would increase the number of alternative transportation modes already available to staff, faculty and students. By 2016, the number of cars that travel on the...... KEEP READING »

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Campus Dining Wins Annual Greenest Group on Campus Contest

November 18, 2013 — [Click here for MyVU story] Vanderbilt Campus Dining was the grand-prize winner Oct. 19 in the Game Day Recycling Challenge before the Vanderbilt vs. Georgia football game. Campus Dining won 25 tickets to the upcoming Kentucky football game, a catered tailgate by Whole Foods and will participate in an award presentation on the field at...... KEEP READING »

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