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NSF funding boosts Vanderbilt climate change studies in Sri Lanka

Sep. 11, 2012—The small island nation of Sri Lanka exemplifies some of the worst conditions and best Sri Lanka’s climate, terrain, natural resources and socio-political conditions make it a microcosm of how developing countries must adapt to climate change responses to the world’s environmental challenges. Located in Southern Asia off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is...

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Spinach power gets a major boost

Sep. 6, 2012—Originally posted on research news @ Vanderbilt Spinach power has just gotten a big boost. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a way to combine the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more...

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Expanded recycling available at home football games

Aug. 29, 2012—Recycling will be available at Vanderbilt football’s season opener against South Carolina Aug. 30 and at all home games this year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Athletics are teaming up to collect plastic, aluminum cans and cardboard again this season. In addition, Vanderbilt is...

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Vanderbilt Achieves Highest Sustainability Rating From “The Princeton Review”

Aug. 28, 2012—Originally posted on MyVU Vanderbilt University has been named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll by The Princeton Review. The publication’s fifth annual green ratings measured the environmental friendliness of 806 institutions nationwide on a scale of 60 to 99. Vanderbilt was one of only 21 universities to receive the highest possible score of 99....

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MTA, RTA Boards approve new bus services including University Connector

Aug. 28, 2012—On Sunday, Sept. 30, a new University Connector cross-town route will begin. “We’ll be right at the starting gate when the new 28th/31st Avenue Bridge opens,” MTA CEO Paul J. Ballard said. “Riders want more cross-town routes, and the new bridge just begs for this one.” Route 21 University Connector will provide cross-town service connecting...

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Campus publications becoming more sustainable

Aug. 8, 2012—Originally published by MyVU Vanderbilt’s 2012-13 parking map will be the first campus publication to carry the Forest Stewardship Council TM (FSC ® ) certified mark and will be printed on paper containing 50 percent recycled content and 30 percent post-consumer waste. With more than 13,000 copies printed each year, the parking map is one...

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Move-in begins August 18th!

Aug. 6, 2012—Whether you’re a first-year Commodore or are returning for your senior year, consider packing your belongings in reusable totes to minimize waste during move-in. If you have cardboard boxes, remember to break them down and toss them into cardboard recycling dumpsters located around Branscomb, Carmichael Towers and Morgan/Lewis. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year...

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Nashville RTA Game-Day Express tickets now on sale online

Aug. 1, 2012—The National Football League (NFL) has kicked off training camp, and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is kicking off ticket sales for the upcoming football season. Tickets for the Game-Day Express, the RTA’s Music City Star service to Riverfront Station for Tennessee’s NFL home games, are now on sale online for the 2012 season. For...

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Nashville Named One of the Top 30 Greenest Cities in America

Jul. 31, 2012—Originally published by Planet Forward Nashville was recently ranked #17 on the list of the top 30 greenest cities in America. Nashville scored an impressive 29 out of a possible 38 points representing 38 specific policies and programs that cities around America have been doing to try to become more sustainable. Read more here.

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Metro bike share program coming to campus

Jul. 30, 2012—[Originally published by myVU] Nashville is expanding its bike-share program to include a fee-based, automated kiosk system called Nashville B-cycle, and two kiosks will be located on the Vanderbilt campus – one at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place, and the other in the park near the intersection of Medical Center Drive...

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