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What’s On My Mind: Sustaining and scaling Vanderbilt’s environmental stewardship

Apr. 26, 2019—Earlier this week, Vanderbilt announced a long-term strategy that will shape our course, affect our daily lives and improve our collective future. We have pledged to power our campus entirely through renewable energy, and to be carbon neutral, by 2050. Better yet, we are committed to generating more renewable energy than we consume. Through the collaborative...

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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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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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Vanderbilt greenhouse gases emissions drop 12 percent per square foot, new sustainability report shows

Nov. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 12 percent per gross square foot in the 2017-18 fiscal year. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office in the Division of Administration. Vanderbilt leaders are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of  FutureVU ,...

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Writer Amitav Ghosh discusses conflict and climate change on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 16, 2018—Amitav Ghosh, a best-selling author whose work puts Asia at the center of global history, culture and environmental challenges, lectured on campus April 4 as part of Vanderbilt Asian Studies’ 50th anniversary. Before his talk, Ghosh joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on The Zeppos Report. Ghosh, whose books have been translated into more than 20...

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Amitav Ghosh to speak on ‘Commodities, Conflict and Climate Change’ April 4

Mar. 21, 2018—Read the Vanderbilt News story here. Acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture hosted by Vanderbilt Asian Studies. The program is hosting the public talk as part of its 50th anniversary commemoration. Ghosh will address...

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report that outlines the university’s environmental impact in 2016. The university’s GHG emissions come from three evenly split sources. Natural gas for the on-campus power plant and individual buildings represents 31 percent; 33 percent is power purchased from Nashville Electric Service;...

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‘Dangers of Climate Change Denial’ topic of lecture March 20

Mar. 14, 2018—Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss “The Dangers of Climate Change Denial” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Mann, who serves as director of the Earth System Science Center...

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Symposium suggests ways to make environmental regulations more palatable

Mar. 8, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. A panel of law and environmental experts will discuss making environmental regulations more palatable to conservatives by limiting where they’re enforced and moving responsibility from the federal level to state and local governments. Blake Hudson, law professor at the University of Houston, will present his paper “Relative Administrability, Conservatives, and Environmental Regulatory...

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