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New SustainVU website features expanded functionality, improved organization and easier navigation

Oct. 21, 2010—The Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) is proud to unveil a new look for the SustainVU website. “Interest in and the variety of Vanderbilt’ s sustainability initiatives has increased exponentially since the creation of the original SustainVU website in 2007,” said Andrea George, SEMO director. “To better accommodate the breadth of these efforts...

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On-campus swap event to celebrate launch of new Vandy FreeSwap website

Oct. 21, 2010—Have you been wondering what to do with that spare bookshelf or old CDs or books lying around? Looking for a new coffee table or some movies to watch with the family? The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), VU Student Communications, and News and Public Affairs are pleased to launch Vandy FreeSwap, www.vanderbilt.edu/vandyfreeswap, a...

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Pollinating gardens created around Library Lawn as part of Fulbright Eco-Leadership Grant

Oct. 13, 2010—Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR), with the assistance of Campus Planning and Construction and the Plant Operations Grounds Department, planted six pollinating gardens near Library Lawn this past fall. The gardens are designed to rebuild habitats for pollinators such as butterflies, birds, bats, and honey bees that stimulate the growth of plants. Funding...

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Vandy included in the Nashville Post’s 50 most eco-friendly businesses in Middle TN

Oct. 13, 2010—Vanderbilt was recently ranked among the Nashville Post’s 50 most eco-friendly companies in Middle TN! The list defined green businesses as those who provide goods or services intended to improve the sustainability of others and those who employ sustainable principles in their facilities and services. VU’s LEED-certified buildings, power generation on campus, and research on...

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Saturday University series to feature lectures on energy and the environment

Oct. 13, 2010—This fall’s Saturday University series, “Heat, Light and Water: Lectures on Energy and the Environment,” will be presented in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute on Energy and the Environment (VIEE) and will feature lectures by Vanderbilt professors Jonathan Gilligan, Jack Barkenbus, Mike Vandenbergh, and Jim Fraser on topics including Climategate, electric vehicles, behavioral aspects of...

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One Hundred Oaks facility achieves LEED certification

Oct. 8, 2010—By: John Howser, Originally published in the VUMC Reporter 10/07/2010 – Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks (OHO) has attained LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors (CI) by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). One Hundred Oaks is Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s first facility to achieve LEED Certification. According to the USGBC, LEED is an internationally recognized...

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Get to know VU’s new special events recycling coordinator, Lindsay Walker

Sep. 13, 2010—Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator for residential and events operations, is the latest addition to SEMO’s team! In this role, Lindsay will manage the campus residential recycling program, special events recycling operations, and recycling student workers and volunteers. Walker recently graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, where she served as Vice-President...

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Think about the environment before ordering print copies of directory

Sep. 1, 2010—The Sustainabilty and Environmental Management Office, in line with the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability, urges employees to use the online PDF Vanderbilt directory in conjunction with PeopleFinder instead of ordering large numbers of the printed version of the Vanderbilt University Telephone Directory. This year’s edition of the directory, a longtime resource for the Vanderbilt...

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Green Zipcars have arrived on campus

Aug. 31, 2010—Vanderbilt is pleased to announce the arrival of two new “green” Zipcars on campus.  The success of the campus-wide car sharing program prompted the University and Medical Center parking offices to request that two hybrid Toyota Priuses be placed in Lot 113B, located at the corner of 21st & Pierce Avenues across from the Village...

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Urban Land Institute Nashville Honors Two Vanderbilt Projects with Second Annual Excellence in Development Awards

Aug. 25, 2010—Press release reprinted from the Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council’s web site. CONTACT: Nancy DeKalb 615-218-9655 ndekalb@kvbpr.com Nashville, Tenn— May 21, 2009 — The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Nashville District Council honored 11 area development projects with Excellence in Development Awards last night at the Noah Liff Opera Center. Award entries represented projects from...

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