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Rand Roof Gets Green Update

October 12, 2017 — The Rand Hall roof recently got a green update for the 2017 school year! A green roof was installed this summer through a student-initiated Vanderbilt Green Fund project. The roof on the third floor of Rand outside the wall of windows and across from the Anchor has been covered in trays containing sedum, a plant material....... KEEP READING »

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Don’t forget to power down before Fall Break!

October 9, 2017 — Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their dorm, office, or home for an extended period of time over fall break should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Here are some simple steps to help conserve energy while...... KEEP READING »

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

July 25, 2017 — Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting down. A new, ultrathin energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University’s Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory has the potential to do just that. Based on battery technology...... KEEP READING »

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Remember to power down before leaving for extended periods this summer!

June 29, 2017 — Don’t forget to power down before you leave the office or your home for any extended period this summer, especially with hot temperatures. The planet, and your energy bill, will thank you for it. Here are some things you can do to help conserve energy while you are away: Set thermostat settings to 76-78 degrees...... KEEP READING »

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Expert: Private industry, better messaging can help overcome damage from Paris withdrawal

June 5, 2017 — Read the Research News @ Vanderbilt story here. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement phases out U.S. commitments to achieve carbon reduction targets and make financial contributions to slow climate change. It was a move environmentalists found disappointing, at best. But Vanderbilt University law and...... KEEP READING »

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Campus learns about land use plan at FutureVU Expo

April 20, 2017 — Read the MyVU story here. More than 800 students, staff, faculty and others stopped by the Wond’ry April 19 to learn about FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, and how the university’s built environment might change over the next 20-30 years. The FutureVU Expo featured interactive exhibits—including posters, diagrams, historic and current photographs, maps...... KEEP READING »

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FutureVU Expo slated for April 19

April 6, 2017 — Read the MyVU story here. Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to explore FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, during a multimedia event on Wednesday, April 19. The FutureVU Expo at the Wond’ry is scheduled from 2:30 to 6 p.m. All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend and learn...... KEEP READING »

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Printing Services wins 2017 Basketball “Greenest Group on Campus” award

February 24, 2017 — Vanderbilt Printing Services has been named winner of the 2017 Vanderbilt basketball sustainability competition. The group celebrated their title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M February 16 game with a catered VIP event, tickets to the game, an autographed basketball from Coach Bryce Drew, and an on-court award ceremony during...... KEEP READING »

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Four in civil engineering elected to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

February 2, 2017 — Read the School of Engineering story here. Three Vanderbilt civil engineering professors and one senior research scientist who are nationally recognized experts in environmental sustainability and hazardous waste management have been elected for membership in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and recognized as board certified environmental scientists. Craig Philip, George Hornberger, Doug...... KEEP READING »

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Third Annual Commons Unplugged Week Celebrates Sustainability

January 31, 2017 — Read the MyVU Story here. The third annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Saturday, February 18 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 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...... KEEP READING »

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