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USAC and MCSAC partnering to promote ink/toner cartridge recycling program

Oct. 18, 2012—A new program is under way on campus to make it easy to recycle copier, fax, laser and ink jet toner cartridges, as well as old cell phones, iPods and mp3 players. It’s good for the earth and it also benefits some good causes that are close to home. The program, a partnership of the...

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Vanderbilt Green Fund application deadline extended!!

Oct. 18, 2012—The Vanderbilt Green Fund was established in the spring of 2011 as a way of connecting student sustainability ideas with the means to implement them. We are looking for ideas that are both visible and educational in nature. Past projects awarded have involved solar panels, light sensors, and shower timers. Applications for projects will be...

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Re(novated) Rand provides new home for re{cycle}

Oct. 18, 2012—[Originally posted by Maddie Hughes on Inside Vandy] When the renovated Rand space opened last week, it not only added additional seating space and new dining options, but also the first storefront for a student-run business: the bicycle rental company re{cycle}. The company was founded last year by four Vanderbilt students: then-seniors Juliette Cilia and Nissa...

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Anchor Down and Tackle Recycling at the EPA Game Day Challenge

Oct. 11, 2012—[Originally posted by MyVU] This month dozens of colleges across the country will participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s third year in a row taking the challenge. Last year, participating schools diverted nearly half a million pounds of waste from local landfills, and Vanderbilt ranked in the Top...

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Ecological art installation opens in Vanderbilt library café

Oct. 1, 2012—Originally posted by Vanderbilt News The importance of bees and Tennessee native flowers in local food production is a major theme of a new art installation at the Vanderbilt University Central Library’s Food for Thought Café. “From A to B” is housed within the display niches of the distinctive and original card catalogue that functions as...

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MTA announces University Connector route to begin September 30

Sep. 25, 2012—Originally posted by Nashville MTA eNews a On Sunday, Sept. 30, Route 21 University Connector, will begin. Route 21 University Connector will provide cross-town service connecting six universities including Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, Fisk University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Lipscomb University. a Buses will travel via the new 28th/31st Avenue Bridge every...

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VU move-in day sees 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling

Sep. 24, 2012—Originally posted by MyVU. a During the student move-in time period this year, Vanderbilt successfully recycled 32.66 tons of cardboard. This number is an 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling from last year, and a 400 percent increase in cardboard recycling since 2008. a This huge accomplishment was the result of strong collaboration between the...

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VU named among best colleges for food in America

Sep. 17, 2012—Originally posted by MyVU. Culinary website The Daily Meal conducted a study of 2,000 four-year educational institutions to determine the best in campus dining options nationwide and Vanderbilt was named among the top contenders. A broad range of institutions were considered, and of the top 52, Vanderbilt came in at 35. According to the article,...

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Vanderbilt named to 2012 “Green Heroes” list by Nashville Post

Sep. 17, 2012—Originally posted by the Nashville Post Keith Loiseau thinks of himself as one small part of the school’s hearty network of environmentally conscious students, faculty, staff and administration members. Still, Loiseau shines as a leader, although the university does have an impressive web of people actively involved in the ‘greening’ of campus. As head architect...

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Green Building News

Help tackle recycling during 2012 season

Sep. 14, 2012—Originally posted by Commodore Athletics Vanderbilt has partnered with Waste Management this year to support the university’s environmental initiatives throughout campus, and Commodore fans can help protect the environment by recycling items at each home football game. “Waste Management is very proud and excited to have been chosen as the new sustainability partner for Vanderbilt...

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