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Remember to power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 12, 2012—[Originally posted by MyVU] Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are going to be away from the dorm room, office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce one’s energy consumption and environmental impact. Students: Turn...

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Regional Transportation Authority and VanStar add bus and van service direct to Vanderbilt from Williamson County park-and-ride

Dec. 7, 2012—[Originally posted by MyVUMC] The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has started direct-to-Vanderbilt bus service from park and ride lots in Franklin and Brentwood, the first time that Vanderbilt commuters have not been required to pass through downtown Nashville before arriving at work in the morning or returning home in the evening. The bus (designated 91X)...

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Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology named ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Nov. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology was the winner of the first Vanderbilt Athletics’ Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated their honor as the “Greenest Group on Campus” with a VIP tailgate, complimentary football tickets and on-field recognition at the Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee football game Nov. 17. Sam Santoro, chair of pathology, microbiology and immunology...

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Stave off holiday excess by ‘greening the holidays’ this season

Nov. 15, 2012—The holiday season is traditionally a time of plenty, but it also can be a time of excess. The average American household generates 25 percent more trash during this time of year – including, in some cases, those freezer-burnt holiday leftovers nobody got around to eating. Add in all the energy use from extra travel...

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Zipcar provides transportation alternative on campus; get $40 credit

Nov. 7, 2012—[Originally posted by MyVU] Need to pick up office supplies or go to a meeting? With Zipcar, you can carpool or bike to work and still have wheels when you need them during the workday. Zipcar is a car-sharing service with vehicles on and off Vanderbilt’s campus that allows you to reserve cars by the...

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This Halloween, slay energy vampires

Oct. 29, 2012—[Originally posted on MyVU] A silent menace may be lurking around your Vanderbilt office or home. “Energy vampires,” electronic devices that slowly suck energy when they are turned off but still plugged in, provide no useful function and waste energy and money. This is especially true for devices with standby capability—such as a remote control...

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Energy


Greenhouse gas emissions down 12 percent since 2008

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt releases updated report to mark Campus Sustainability Day Overall greenhouse gas emissions from Vanderbilt’s campus and medical center have decreased by 12 percent from an all-time high reached in 2008—and by 7 percent from 2005 to 2011—even though the institution has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars over the...

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Vanderbilt doubles on-campus electric vehicle charging capacity

Oct. 23, 2012—[Originally published by Liz Entman, Vanderbilt News] Vanderbilt’s solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Broadway is up and operating. The Smart Modal Area Recharge Terminal, or SMART station, can accommodate 10 vehicles and joins five other stations scattered across the university campus and medical center, bringing the...

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Vanderbilt Sustainability Competition: Are You the Greenest Group on Campus?

Oct. 22, 2012—Vanderbilt Sustainability Competition Be the Greenest Group on Campus Presented by Waste Management Register | Registration (PDF) All groups, teams, departments and campus organizations are invited to compete to be the greenest group on campus. To enter, a group captain, leader or representative must complete the competition survey. – Deadline for entry is Nov. 7,...

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Grant will help professor develop battery to aid home energy use

Oct. 22, 2012—[Originally posted by Vanderbilt School of Engineering News] Peter Pintauro, H. Eugene McBrayer Professor of Chemical Engineering and chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, has partnered with researchers from the University of Kansas and TVN Systems, Inc. on a three-year, $1.72 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S....

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