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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

January 26, 2016 — Read the Research News @ Vanderbilt story here. Food. Energy. Water. Not only are these critical natural resources, they are also inextricably linked with each other. Water is needed to grow food. Energy is needed to pump water and to plant, grow and distribute food. Water is required to produce energy. And so on. The...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt partners with Nashville MTA to develop Transit-Hub app

January 21, 2016 — Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is now working with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University to develop smarter and easier to use applications for commuters in middle Tennessee. As the need for public transportation increases, the need for easy-to-use and commuter friendly systems become increasingly important. The T-HUB app provides these tools...... KEEP READING »

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Pope’s call for ecological action focus of cross-disciplinary talks

January 21, 2016 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. “On Care for Our Common Home: Philosophical, Practical and Theological Perspectives on Pope Francis’ Eco-Encyclical” will take place at Vanderbilt University Divinity School starting Jan. 22. The series of cross-disciplinary talks is designed to spark community conversations on Pope Francis’ environmental letter. Pope Francis explicitly addresses “every person living on...... KEEP READING »

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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

January 11, 2016 — Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by theNational Science Foundation to a new network of universities and organizations that includes Vanderbilt University. The five-year, $10 million grant is part of NSF’s Expeditions in Computing program...... KEEP READING »

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Are you the Greenest Group on Campus?

December 31, 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 Basketball Athletics Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered VIP hospitality event for 20 people, 20 tickets to the game, an autographed item from Vanderbilt athletics, and on-court recognition...... KEEP READING »

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Power down for the holidays

December 15, 2015 — Read the MyVU story here. Before you leave campus for the holidays, please take a moment to shut off lights and appliances, unplug electronics and lower thermostats.  Would you like to reduce your impact even more this holiday season? Here are a few additional tips to make your holiday a little greener this year. Food...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering, partners awarded $3.5 million from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology

November 30, 2015 — Read the Research News @Vanderbilt story here. A new $3.5 million award from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support Vanderbilt University School of Engineering researchers’ efforts to create software that can control the Smart Grid – a decentralized power system that is more efficient, sustainable and reliable than America’s current electrical power...... KEEP READING »

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Students from award-winning Whites Creek academy visit school’s wind-solar demo site

November 30, 2015 — Read the full story here. When Whites Creek High School students and teachers looked for a ground-mount solar cell installation to visit, they didn’t have to go far. It’s a mere 15 miles to the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s wind-solar energy demonstration site at the top of Love Circle, one of the highest points in...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt offers new environmental sociology major

November 24, 2015 — Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology this year launched its new environmental sociology major, the first environmental and sustainability studies major outside the sciences at Vanderbilt and one of the first such majors in the country. “Sociology developed the major in environmental sociology to provide students with more options,” said David Hess,...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Web Communications named greenest group on campus

November 24, 2015 — Vanderbilt Web Communications won this year’s football sustainability competition and was named the ‘greenest group on campus’ this football season. This competition is sponsored by Waste Management Inc., Vanderbilt Athletics and the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO). The group celebrated their win with a catered tailgate and an on-field award ceremony at the...... KEEP READING »

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