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Second Annual Commons Unplugged: October 25-31

Sep. 29, 2015—The second annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Sunday, October 25 to Saturday, October 31, 2015 will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population. These events are presented by The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, in partnership with the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and...

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Are YOU the greenest group on campus?

Sep. 28, 2015—VU Athletics, the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Football Athletics Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered VIP tailgate event for 20 people, 20 tickets to the game, an autographed item from Vanderbilt athletics, and on-field recognition...

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Life Phase Series: ‘Composting and Need to Know for Successful Gardening’

Sep. 24, 2015—Originally published by MyVU. The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center presents the next installment in its Life Phase Series on Thursday, Oct. 8. “Composting and Need to Know for Successful Gardening” is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at the VRWC. Feel free to bring your lunch to the event. Guest speaker Ryan Cooper, an...

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining & Coca-Cola Bring OCRA Digester to Campus

Sep. 15, 2015—Nashville, TN, September, 2015 – Organic food waste and overburdened landfills have long been an issue in food service, and developing “zero waste” initiatives is key to stopping landfilling organic waste. The Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative (ORCA) machine can be a significant component to these initiatives. The ORCA offers a method to digest food waste...

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Earth-Friendly Move In Tips for Students

Aug. 4, 2015—Whether you’re a first-year or returning Commodore, we are excited to have you back on campus! While moving in, try to minimize waste and recycle. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students at the Commons with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam, and plastic film wrapping. SustainVU will also host a booth at the University Resources...

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Enjoy Tennessee’s local produce during National Farmers’ Market Week!

Aug. 3, 2015—Read the MyVU story here. Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 2 through August 8 by taking advantage of the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market on Thursday August 6 from 3pm to 6pm or checking out one of The Nashville Farmers’ Market (NFM) events discussed below. Aug. 3: Look for the green “LOCAL” signs at the Nashville Farmers’...

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Public Meetings Scheduled for Nashville MTA/RTA transit system

Jul. 30, 2015—To weigh in on Nashville’s strategic transit plan, join Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Nashville Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for a public discussion on the future of Nashville’s transit system at two public meetings in August. Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30-7pm East Park Community Center 600 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206 Wednesday, August 12...

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NACUBO members tour campus sustainability features

Jul. 22, 2015—Read the MyVU article here.   Vanderbilt University played host Monday to about 100 members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), which held its annual meeting in Nashville July 18-21. NACUBO represents more than 2,500 colleges, universities and higher education service providers across the country and worldwide. NACUBO members toured...

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Unclaimed bicycles donated to neighborhood youth organization

Jun. 2, 2015—See the Tennessean article here. In the Edgehill community, Terry Key and his tight-knit group of neighborhood kids have a new batch of bicycles, thanks to Vanderbilt University! The Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Plant Operations arranged to donate bicycles to the Edgehill Bike Club that went unclaimed from campus and were...

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Biking Events News Waste & Recycling


Vanderbilt power plant exhaust stack demolition is complete

May. 22, 2015—Read the MyVU story here.   The Vanderbilt power plant has a dramatic new look. Demolition of the brick exhaust stack, which once stretched more than 200 feet tall, is now complete. The plant’s conversion from using both coal and natural gas to exclusively natural gas has been underway since fall 2013 and included the...

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