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Climate Change Research Network

The Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt includes a team of faculty and graduate students who are conducting theoretical and applied research on one of the most important and most widely overlooked sources of greenhouse gases: individual and household behavior. The Climate Change Research Network is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment.

Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment

The Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment (VIEE) engages in research and education that directly link the social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, engineering, law and policy, and that bear on energy and environmental decision making by individuals and by public and private institutions. Specifically, VIEE research elucidates the relationships among individual, institutional, and societal choices for energy production and use, and the impacts and benefits of these choices on the environment and health through links with climate, water quality, economics, social psychology, and natural resources.


VUCO2 is an interdisciplinary Vanderbilt think tank devoted to Climate Change issues. It organizes reading groups, speakers, workshops, and retreats and spurs development and refinement of various sustainability research ideas. The think tank is housed in the Philosophy department.


The Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency, established in 1988, has a solid record of achievement and is committed to continued excellence in all three of its mission components—research, education, and outreach. Recognizing the complexity of transportation issues in the private sector and at every level of government, VECTOR emphasizes the integration of transportation engineering, planning, and management. Other distinguishing characteristics of VECTOR’s work include ground-breaking applications of information technology and risk management, systems thinking, and adherence to our statement of shared values.

Greener Nashville

Greener Nashville is dedicated to helping the citizens of Middle Tennessee leave more sustainable lives. They provide resources on saving energy, eating healthy, living green, and much more.

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Tennessee Environmental Council

The Tennessee Environmental Council seeks to educate and advocate for improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities, and public health.

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Tennessee Environmental Council
One Vantage Way, Suite E-250
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: 615-248-6500

Cumberland River Compact

The Cumberland River Compact protects the Cumberland River by engaging business, government, farmers, miners, and all community members in the problem solving process.

Lipscomb’s Institute for Sustainable Practice

Lipscomb’s Institute for Sustainable Practice seeks to advance sustainability in Tennessee and in the world by training the next generation of professionals to succeed in a new, green economy.

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G. Dodd Galbreath or Aileen Bennett

Green Party of Middle Tennessee

The Green Part of Middle Tennessee is working towards the regeneration of the economy, ecology, and communities in middle Tennessee and the nation.

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Green Party of Middle Tennessee
c/o R. M. F. Frasure
518 Moore Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Tennessee Conservation Voters

Tennessee Conservation Voters is a coalition of state conservation groups dedicated to raising voter awareness, advocating stronger laws and holding elected leaders accountable for safeguarding the environment of Tennessee.

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