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2011 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update, Published October 2012

October 22, 2012 — In recognition of Campus Sustainability Day, observed on October 24, 2012, Vanderbilt released an updated inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inclusive for calendar years 2005 through 2011. The GHG emissions inventory illustrates Vanderbilt’s current carbon footprint and provides trending information over the past seven years. Overall GHG emissions from the campus and medical center decreased by...... KEEP READING »

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J.B. Ruhl (courtesy of Vanderbilt University Law School)

Law professor sees progress where environmental and economic good meets

November 18, 2011 — by Amy Wolf [Article originally published in Vanderbilt View] Environmental law and property law expert J.B. Ruhl said he considers himself part of the “radical middle” when it comes to helping craft solutions to controversial environmental issues. “Sometimes you need to take an environmental good and pair it up with an economic good to get...... KEEP READING »

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Arun Majumdar is the first director of the Department of Energy's DARPA-e (Zach Goodyear / Vanderbilt University)

Seeking game-changing energy technologies

November 11, 2011 — by David Salisbury “Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking.” This quote, attributed to the New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford, summarizes the main point of the presentation that the director of the newest federal research agency, the Department of Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (DARPA-e), gave on campus this week. The...... KEEP READING »

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Smaller footprint leads to great strides in going green

November 10, 2011 — By Lauren Koenig [Article originally published on InsideVandy] Vanderbilt’s plant operations have set some big shoes to fill by substantially reducing the university’s carbon footprint this past year. According to a report released by Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Management Office, overall emissions have been reduced by 10 percent since 2008. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas emissions per square...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt University greenhouse gas emissions down 10% since 2008

October 25, 2011 — Report released on Campus Sustainability Day, Oct. 26 Vanderbilt University has decreased its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per square foot by 18 percent since 2005 and has decreased its total emissions by 10 percent from an all-time high since 2008, according to a new report prepared by Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office. The GHG...... KEEP READING »

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A sustainable Vanderbilt

September 5, 2011 — by Lucas Loffredo [Article originally featured on InsideVandy] Sustainability is, as defined by Vanderbilt University’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), “the development of a process or management system that helps to create a vibrant campus economy and high quality of life while respecting the need to sustain natural resources and protect the environment.” Opinions...... KEEP READING »

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Bill McKibben (Nancie Battaglia/350.org)

Sustainability speaker series kicks off Sept. 22 with Bill McKibben

August 30, 2011 — By Jim Patterson Environmentalist Bill McKibben will kick off a year of nationally recognized sustainability experts who will speak at Vanderbilt University as part of the American Studies Sustainability Project. McKibben, author of one of the first books on climate change for a general audience (The End of Nature, 1989), and founder of the activist...... KEEP READING »

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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos speaks Aug. 25 at the Student Life Center during Fall Faculty Assembly (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

Chancellor: University getting greener, needs to be less dependent on federal dollars

August 26, 2011 — by Jim Patterson Vanderbilt must continue to develop new revenue streams to ensure its financial health in the face of federal budget deficits that are likely to impact government grants and awards, said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at Fall Faculty Assembly. “We must, to the greatest extent possible, control our own destiny,” Zeppos said Aug....... KEEP READING »

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Sustainability theme to mark Vanderbilt 2011-12 academic year

August 12, 2011 — By Jim Patterson Issues of sustainability will be incorporated into many phases of the coming academic year at Vanderbilt University, including curriculum, a speaker series, documentary film series and field trips. “The Sustainability Project represents a compelling application of the full diversity of Vanderbilt’s academic expertise to one of the most complex and urgent human...... KEEP READING »

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Photograph shows air pollution in New York City. Photo courtesy of Photos.com

Reduce pollution on Air Quality Alert days and everyday

July 27, 2011 — Throughout the hot summer days, air pollutant levels can rise contributing to reduced lung function, wheezing, coughing, and possibly triggering asthma attacks. One of the pollutants that is harmful to human health is ground-level ozone*. Ground-level ozone is created by chemical reactions between nitrous oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the presence of sunlight....... KEEP READING »

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