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March 28 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on sustainable landscaping and gardening

March 1, 2012 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, March 28 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look at rain barrels, stormwater management, and pollution prevention...... KEEP READING »

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Law professor sees progress where environmental and economic good meets

November 18, 2011 — by Amy Wolf [Article originally published in Vanderbilt View] Environmental law and property law expert J.B. Ruhl said he considers himself part of the “radical middle” when it comes to helping craft solutions to controversial environmental issues. “Sometimes you need to take an environmental good and pair it up with an economic good to get...... KEEP READING »

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Green screen film series explores environmental issues

September 19, 2011 — [Article originally published on InsideVandy.com] By Lauren Koenig Throughout the fall semester, the Alternative Energy Club (AEC) will be screening five documentaries on a variety of environmental topics as part of the Green Screen film series. While some of the movies focus on familiar environmental issues such as energy consumption, others present subject matter that...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks was recently recognized for its sustainability efforts that transformed an aging mall into top flight outpatient clinical space. (Photo by Anne Rayner)

Green Building Council lauds One Hundred Oaks project

June 30, 2011 — by Leslie Hill [Originally published by VUMC News and Communications in the VUMC Reporter.] Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks has received a Green Star Award from the Middle Tennessee chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The Green Star Award recognizes sustainable projects designed or built in Middle Tennessee from these categories: new construction, existing...... KEEP READING »

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Idea for community garden grows into reality

April 22, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Last year, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Vegetarian Awareness (VIVA) had the idea to create a Vanderbilt Community Garden to grow crops for Vanderbilt students in organic and sustainable ways. This month, the garden became a reality with the first planting. “VIVA created the garden, along with generous...... KEEP READING »

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Attend the release of Nashville’s Open Space Plan on Thursday, April 14

April 12, 2011 — Photo credits: Gary Layda, Anita McCaig and The Land Trust for Tennessee. Directions to Shelby Bottoms Nature Center For more information about The Land Trust for Tennessee, visit http://www.landtrusttn.org/.... KEEP READING »

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The Commons Residence Halls / Photo by John Russell

Vanderbilt improves grade on College Sustainability Report Card 2011

November 1, 2010 — [Originally published in MyVU by VU News and Public Affairs] Vanderbilt University’s results on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card improved in five of the nine sustainability categories and stayed consistent in the other four categories. The university received an overall grade of “B,” an improvement from the C+ in the 2010 Report Card. The...... KEEP READING »

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Pollinating gardens created around Library Lawn as part of Fulbright Eco-Leadership Grant

October 13, 2010 — Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR), with the assistance of Campus Planning and Construction and the Plant Operations Grounds Department, planted six pollinating gardens near Library Lawn this past fall. The gardens are designed to rebuild habitats for pollinators such as butterflies, birds, bats, and honey bees that stimulate the growth of plants. Funding...... KEEP READING »

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Urban Land Institute Nashville Honors Two Vanderbilt Projects with Second Annual Excellence in Development Awards

August 25, 2010 — Press release reprinted from the Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council’s web site. CONTACT: Nancy DeKalb 615-218-9655 ndekalb@kvbpr.com Nashville, Tenn— May 21, 2009 — The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Nashville District Council honored 11 area development projects with Excellence in Development Awards last night at the Noah Liff Opera Center. Award entries represented projects from...... KEEP READING »

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One Hundred Oaks and The Commons Center recognized with Urban Land Institute award

August 23, 2010 — Two Vanderbilt projects, One Hundred Oaks and The Commons Center, recently earned Excellence in Development awards from the Urban Land Institute’s Nashville District Council. Winners were selected based on criteria considering various design factors, such as land use, contribution to the community, financial practicality and sensitivity to the environment. The Vanderbilt Health/One Hundred Oaks facility...... KEEP READING »

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