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RTA bus, Music City Star train tickets on sale in new location

September 22, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Beginning Sept. 26, tickets for RTA express buses and the Music City Star commuter train will be available for purchase over the counter at the Sarratt Student Center box office. Tickets may be purchased at Sarratt from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday....... KEEP READING »

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Cave study designed to solve puzzle of prehistoric megadroughts in the western U.S.

September 2, 2016 — Jessica Oster, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt University, is using cave deposits to reconstruct past climates. The paleoclimatologist is also setting up an educational program to involve undergraduate, graduate, and high school students in the analysis of samples, design of independent research projects, and managing and manipulating data sets. Read the full...... KEEP READING »

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Are YOU the greenest group on campus?

August 29, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Waste Management, Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), and VU Athletics, and are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Vanderbilt Football Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered VIP tailgate event for 20 people, 20 tickets to the game, an autographed item...... KEEP READING »

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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 7-13

August 3, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 7 through August 13 by taking advantage of the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market on Thursday August 11 from 2-5pm at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Plaza or by checking out one of the many local farmers’ markets in Nashville. The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market will have a photo contest...... KEEP READING »

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Earth Friendly Move-In Tips

August 1, 2016 — 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...... KEEP READING »

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Beat the Heat – Save energy on campus and at home

July 26, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. As the thermostat tops out this summer, don’t let your energy use follow the same trend! Vanderbilt is one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption in this heat. Small changes can produce...... KEEP READING »

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Remember to power down before leaving for summer vacations!

June 28, 2016 — Please remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for any extended period this summer, especially with these high temperatures. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university. Here are some things you can do to help conserve energy while you are away:...... KEEP READING »

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NACUBO highlights Vanderbilt’s Coal-Free Conversion in recent edition of Business Officer magazine

May 23, 2016 — The National Association for College and University Business Officers recently featured Vanderbilt’s coal-free conversion of the power plant in the May 2016 edition as bonus material to a larger overview cover story entitled “Resource Reshuffle”. The Vanderbilt story is available here and copied below. COAL-FREE CONVERSION By Karla Hignite Vanderbilt University, Nashville, burned its final...... KEEP READING »

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Commencement Regalia Recycled for the First Time

May 20, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt undergraduate students could recycle their regalia after the commencement ceremony! Oak Hall Cap and Gown provided Vanderbilt graduates with gowns that were made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. After the ceremony, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), collected caps and gowns to be...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt awarded 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award

May 19, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt University is the recipient of the 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award presented jointly by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Vanderbilt’s Alternative Transportation program, a collaboration of the Office of Traffic and Parking, VUMC Parking and Transportation Services, and the Sustainability...... KEEP READING »

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