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Save money, stay healthy with the EPA’s energy reducing tips

July 12, 2012 — With summer in full swing and air conditioners blasting, it’s important to keep your health and the environment in mind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its list of 15 Hot Tips for a Cool Summer both at home and at work. The list includes ways to save money, reduce energy usage, remain healthy...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt’s energy conservation efforts pay off during heat wave

July 5, 2012 — [Originally published by myVU] When Nashville temperatures soared to an all-time high last Friday, the Vanderbilt campus kept its cool, thanks in part to low humidity as well as the long-term energy conservation efforts of administrators and the ready response of Vanderbilt employees. Even though the thermometer reached a record 109 degrees June 29, the...... KEEP READING »

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Record-breaking heat hits Nashville; do your part to conserve energy now

June 29, 2012 — [Originally by myVU] With the National Weather Service issuing a special weather warning that a dangerous and possibly historic heat wave will continue at least through the Fourth of July holiday, everyone at Vanderbilt is encouraged to take steps to protect themselves against the heat and to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt, two others receive grant to support student fellowships in sustainability

June 28, 2012 — Front row, l-r: Wes Floyd, Kelsey Kaline and Alexandra Scovone; back row, l-r: Marc Loeffke, Patrick Starr and Charlie Molthrop. (image courtesy of Furman University) [Originally published by MyVU] Vanderbilt and two other universities will share a $75,000 grant from the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation to support student fellowships in community sustainability, research and service....... KEEP READING »

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EPA releases “Fifteen Hot Tips for a Cool Summer”

June 21, 2012 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a list of 15 tips to save money, reduce energy usage, remain healthy and protect the environment this summer. Whether you spend your long summer days inside or in the great outdoors, this list provides many ideas for a safe, sustainable and enjoyable summer!* Energy Star savings for your home: Energy...... KEEP READING »

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Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award

June 12, 2012 — In the third year of the Early Career Research Program managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, a Vanderbilt engineering assistant professor is on the list of 68 recipients from 47 institutions announced last week. Jamey Young The awards focus on areas of high priority for the nation and for DOE’s mission,...... KEEP READING »

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Love Circle alternative energy showcase project nears completion

June 12, 2012 — A collaborative wind-solar alternative energy project between Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department and Nashville Metro Water Services has picked up speed with the installation of a modest 3kW (kilowatt) wind turbine at the Love Circle site close to campus. “Once the power sharing agreement with Nashville Electric Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority is finalized...... KEEP READING »

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Hamilton Springs: a Transit Friendly Community

May 29, 2012 — A new type of sustainable community is coming to town! Hamilton Springs, Middle Tennessee’s first transit-oriented development, recently broke ground in Lebanon, TN. The development will create a traditional neighborhood “village” of residents and businesses with a Music City Star commuter train station at its center. Transit-oriented development is a mixed use residential or commercial...... KEEP READING »

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Dr. Jim Clarke, Chair of the Vanderbilt Environmental Advisory Committee, Recognized

May 24, 2012 — Dr. Jim Clarke, the longtime chair of the Vanderbilt Environmental Advisory Committee, has been approved for membership in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and for Certification by Eminence as a Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) in the April 2012 inaugural class. Clarke is a Vanderbilt professor of civil and environmental engineering,...... KEEP READING »

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Are You Disposing of Unwanted Medications Safely?

May 15, 2012 — ​Carrie Plummer MSN, from the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, spoke with Stacey Bonner, Family Services Coordinator, about the proper way of disposing of unwanted medications and why it is so important. To listen to the podcast, click here.... KEEP READING »

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