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Experience PARK(ing) Day Sept. 20

Sep. 10, 2019—The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus. This is the third year that Vanderbilt is participating in the national PARK(ing)...

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Are you the Greenest Commodore on Campus?

Sep. 10, 2019—Waste Management has teamed up with FutureVU Sustainability to challenge Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff to show how they are being sustainable on campus. Recycling, composting, using a reusable water bottle, taking alternative transportation and using energy efficient products are all examples of the many ways you can be sustainable on campus SHOW US BY...

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Free bike safety class, guided city bus trip scheduled for Saturday

Sep. 9, 2019—Whether you’re a beginner or experienced bike rider, do your part to keep the Vanderbilt campus safe by participating in a free safety class taught by Vanderbilt University Public Safety bike officers. The ins and outs of safe bike riding will be covered in this course designed by the League of American Bicyclists. The class is...

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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light

Sep. 6, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much anticipated new expansion. The $11.5 million three-year renovation project includes a 13,641-square-foot addition that is fully accessible and awash with natural light. The three-story addition has five new classrooms with smart technology, expanded and updated...

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University eliminates single-use plastic water and soda bottles in operations on campus

Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines. The collaborative effort—which involved the student organizations Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Student Government and will save more than 430,000 plastic...

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Life Phase Series: ‘Fall Gardening with the Experts’ Sept. 17

Aug. 27, 2019—Join Danny McKissack and Laura Barker from the Vanderbilt Plant Operations Grounds Maintenance team for “Fall Gardening with the Experts” on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Learn how to start late vegetable and flower gardens, and receive information on seeds and transplanting as well as growing recommendations....

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Vandy Cooks: ‘CSA Boxes Bring Local Produce to You’ Sept. 25

Aug. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Pluspresent “Community Supported Agriculture Boxes Bring Local Produce to You.” The discussion is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at the VRWC demonstration kitchen. For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been a popular way for consumers to buy local and seasonal food directly from a...

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University partners with local organizations to salvage Manuel House architecture

Aug. 21, 2019—(John Russell/Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University has partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House. The effort to salvage millwork from the Manuel House involved the University Facilities team working alongside Preservation Station, a local business that saves and resells recycled...

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University updates nighttime student shuttle service; VandyRide will enhance efficiency and safety

Aug. 21, 2019—Returning students will notice a new name around campus starting Sunday, Aug. 18: VandyRide. The shuttle service, formerly known as Vandy Vans, was restructured over the summer months to provide better service for students. As part of Vanderbilt’s strategic mobility and transportation plan, MoveVU, and administered by VUPS, the shuttle service transports university students around campus in the...

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Earth Friendly Move In

Aug. 9, 2019—Whether you’re a first-year or returning Commodore, we are excited to have you back on campus soon! While moving in to your room or our office, try to minimize waste and recycle. Check out some tips below. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students at the Commons with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam, and plastic film wrapping....

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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 4-10

Aug. 5, 2019—Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week from August 4-10 by taking advantage of the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 8 from 1-5:30 pm at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Plaza. You can also celebrate by checking out one of the many local farmers’ markets in Nashville or surrounding counties. For a complete listing of farmers’ markets available throughout all Tennessee...

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Fallen trees from summer storms given new life across campus

Jul. 31, 2019—In a partnership between FutureVU and Plant Operations, fallen and removed trees on campus are being given a second life. Reused wood in the School of Nursing (Vanderbilt) Two trees that fell during June storms, a walnut tree that fell near the entrance of the Stevenson Center and a pecan tree that was uprooted from the lawn of...

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10 tips for saving energy at Vanderbilt this summer

Jul. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt is one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee. As temperatures climb into the 90s and higher this summer, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus. Small changes can produce big results when everyone does their part. When at work: Close window blinds in...

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for July 4 holiday

Jun. 28, 2019—VU Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office are reminding faculty, staff and students to power down before leaving the office or home for the July 4 holiday. Small, collective efforts can have a large impact across the entire university. To help conserve energy, follow these tips: Turn off lights in your workspace when you leave, even...

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Engineering and Science Building, Eskind Biomedical Library designated LEED Gold by USGBC

Jun. 26, 2019—by Jalen Blue Jun. 26, 2019, 9:36 AM U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam presented Vanderbilt with a plaque designating the university’s Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status at a community-wide gathering on Tuesday afternoon in the Engineering and Science Building lobby. “It is an honor for Vanderbilt to...

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