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Urban Green Lab, VU, & Partners Launch Statewide Curriculum to Inspire Sustainable Living, Prevent Waste in Cities

Jul. 10, 2018—Read the Urban Green Lab announcement here. NASHVILLE, TN (July 10, 2018) — Urban Green Lab, in partnership with Vanderbilt University, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, trained 30 Metro Nashville teachers today as part of a first-ever statewide curriculum aimed at training teachers how to integrate sustainable living...

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Remember to power down before leaving for the holiday!

Jul. 2, 2018—Let the fireworks be the only thing lighting up the sky this holiday weekend! Don’t forget to power down before you leave the office for your holiday week or your home for any extended period this summer, especially with the hot temperatures. The planet, and Vanderbilt’s and your energy bill, will thank you for it....

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Good Day Sunshine: Vanderbilt alumni pour their energy into solar power

Jun. 29, 2018—Read the Vanderbilt Magazine article here. By Michael Blanding Matt Kisber, president and CEO of Silicon Ranch, at the solar farm his company constructed for Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee (JOE HOWELL) After more than three decades in Tennessee state politics, Matt Kisber, BA’82, was ready for a change. His family had owned a chain of...

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Farm to Table: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was an early experiment in sustainability

Jun. 22, 2018—Read the Vanderbilt Magazine Story here. Peabody College’s Knapp Farm featured a dairy barn housing what was likely the first herd of purebred Holstein cows in the South. Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives. Sustainability has become a buzzword in recent years, used to describe everything from economics to transportation. But at its root, the concept...

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Second ‘Making Nashville Living Building Ready’ event June 21

Jun. 13, 2018—The Living Building Challenge is described as a “philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to become truly regenerative.” The second in a local series of focused discussions about the Living Building Challenge is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium in Featheringill Hall. The event will be a case study of...

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“These could revolutionize the world” — Pint cracks code to cheap, small carbon nanotubes

May. 25, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That’s essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning the carbon dioxide into the most valuable material ever sold – carbon nanotubes with small diameters. Cary Pint (Vanderbilt University)...

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Wellcast: FutureVU and a Healthier You!

May. 18, 2018—Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration at Vanderbilt University, discusses FutureVU, the visionary land use planning initiative at Vanderbilt. He explains the goals of FutureVU and describes the many ways it is enhancing the health and wellness of faculty, staff, and students. Listen here.

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Donation, recycling options expanded for Earth Friendly Move-Out

Apr. 30, 2018—Just in time for student Move-Out and spring cleaning of offices, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded until May 12. Earth Friendly Move-Out donation and recycling locations will be available until May 5 on the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and until May 12 on the main campus. Donate The Office of Housing and Residential Education...

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Dockless bike-sharing pilot continues through summer; preferred pricing available for VU, VUMC

Apr. 26, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt’s six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program enters a new phase on Friday, April 27, marking the end of the first month of the launch designed to bolster the university’s mobility and transportation strategy. The university partnered with ofo to bring 120 bikes to campus on March 27, with rides free for...

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Final transit forum discusses May 1 referendum vote

Apr. 23, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the final transit forum hosted by Vanderbilt University this semester. The April 17 event, held in the Student Life Center ballrooms, featured a panel of policymakers and others involved with transit planning at a local level. Each provided their perspective on the transit plan referendum...

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