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Vanderbilt outlines major plans to reduce environmental footprint

Apr. 22, 2019—University will power its campus entirely through renewable energy and commits to carbon neutrality by 2050 Vanderbilt University today unveiled a comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint in part by powering its campus entirely through renewable energy, putting the university on track to be carbon neutral by 2050. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)...

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Impossible Burger has 89% smaller carbon footprint than beef

Mar. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt Campus Dining added the Impossible Burger to its menu fall of 2018. Doing so provided a vegetarian alternative to the hamburger and reduced the overall carbon foot print of the school, which is in alignment with our commitment to the Menus of Change University Resource Collaborative Initiative. A new study has found that the...

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SEMO in search of ‘greenest’ group on campus

Jan. 23, 2019—Waste Management Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Vanderbilt Athletics are looking for the greenest group on campus for this year’s Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition. The winning group will be awarded: On-court recognition at the March 6 game against Arkansas A catered VIP hospitality event in a private suite 20 tickets to the game Entries should...

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Pioneering Vanderbilt School of Nursing building designed with health in mind

Jan. 21, 2019—Written by Nancy Wise Health and well-being inform every part of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new $23.6 million building expansion, opening Jan. 22. The expansion, which broke ground in 2017, was designed to target LEED Gold and WELL Silver certification. Once the certification process concludes, the university anticipates that this building will be the first complete, ground-up structure in...

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Carbon labeling can reduce greenhouse gases even if it doesn’t change consumer behavior

Jan. 2, 2019—by Liz Entman Dec. 19, 2018, 4:20 PM In a new commentary piece published Dec. 18 in Nature Climate Change, Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Climate Change Research Network, examines how carbon labeling can help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a variety of ways. The article, “From Myths to Action,”...

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Don’t Forget to Power Down Before Leaving for Winter Break!

Dec. 18, 2018—Please remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university. Here are some things you can do to help conserve energy while you are away: Turn off lights in...

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Holiday Greening Tips

Dec. 7, 2018—Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year. Office/Residence Hall/Home Energy Use Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are going to be away from their residence halls, offices, classrooms or homes over the holidays should remember to shut...

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Cumberland Region Tomorrow features Vanderbilt in Newsletter

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt was featured in Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s recent newsletter. See what sustainable efforts they highlighted below.   What is FutureVU? With Middle Tennessee facing a transit and growth crisis, CRT donor Vanderbilt University is taking a proactive approach with FutureVU, its bold 20-year land-use plan for its 333-acre campus in the heart of Nashville’s booming...

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Vanderbilt University receives $4.5M grant, will match to help fund MoveVU mobility plan

Nov. 7, 2018—  Read the myVU story here. MoveVU, Vanderbilt University’s developing mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has received a major boost from a $4.5 million, three-year federal grant, which the university will match. The $9 million total will fund shuttle operations, shuttle shelters, bike share shelters and other efforts to encourage greater use of...

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Learn about mobility strategy, give input at FutureVU Mobility Expo Nov. 6

Oct. 31, 2018—Students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to explore Vanderbilt’s mobility and transportation progress and plans at the FutureVU Mobility Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The event is scheduled from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wond’ry. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend and learn more about MoveVU, the university’s new...

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