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SEMO office moves to Wesley Place

February 25, 2016 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) office is relocating to Wesley Place on Monday February 29 and will be located in the office previously occupied by Vanderbilt Traffic and Parking. The new SEMO office is located behind CVS and Bruegger’s Bagels and across from Ben and Jerry’s at 2034 Scarritt Place. We welcome everyone...... KEEP READING »

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Eos Project funds environmental awareness planning and programming projects on campus

February 18, 2016 — Thirteen seed projects in environmental awareness and campus greening have been funded by the Eos Project, an initiative to promote greater understanding of environmental issues through diverse disciplines and channels across Vanderbilt. “We are taking a broad approach, aiming to implement permanent changes in the curricula, supporting undergrads working on environmental and social justice issues, and...... KEEP READING »

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Dr. Maulik Patel’s Lab wins 2016 basketball “Greenest Group on Campus” award

February 12, 2016 — Dr. Maulik Patel’s lab group has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition. Dr. Patel’s lab staff celebrated their title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Missouri game February 10 with a catered hospitality event, tickets to the game, an autographed basketball from Coach Stallings, and an on-court award...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt receives record donation from cartridge recycling

February 11, 2016 — Guy Brown, Vanderbilt’s partner for ink and toner cartridge recycling, had a record-setting year in 2015. The overall number of cartridges recycled, the recovery rate of cartridges, and donations made from recycling proceeds were at all-time highs in 2015, resulting in the donation of $6,000 each to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,...... KEEP READING »

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

January 26, 2016 — Read the Research News @ Vanderbilt story here. Food. Energy. Water. Not only are these critical natural resources, they are also inextricably linked with each other. Water is needed to grow food. Energy is needed to pump water and to plant, grow and distribute food. Water is required to produce energy. And so on. The...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt partners with Nashville MTA to develop Transit-Hub app

January 21, 2016 — Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is now working with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University to develop smarter and easier to use applications for commuters in middle Tennessee. As the need for public transportation increases, the need for easy-to-use and commuter friendly systems become increasingly important. The T-HUB app provides these tools...... KEEP READING »

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Pope’s call for ecological action focus of cross-disciplinary talks

January 21, 2016 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. “On Care for Our Common Home: Philosophical, Practical and Theological Perspectives on Pope Francis’ Eco-Encyclical” will take place at Vanderbilt University Divinity School starting Jan. 22. The series of cross-disciplinary talks is designed to spark community conversations on Pope Francis’ environmental letter. Pope Francis explicitly addresses “every person living on...... KEEP READING »

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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

January 11, 2016 — Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by theNational Science Foundation to a new network of universities and organizations that includes Vanderbilt University. The five-year, $10 million grant is part of NSF’s Expeditions in Computing program...... KEEP READING »

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Are you the Greenest Group on Campus?

December 31, 2015 — VU Athletics, the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Basketball Athletics Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered VIP hospitality event for 20 people, 20 tickets to the game, an autographed item from Vanderbilt athletics, and on-court recognition...... KEEP READING »

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Power down for the holidays

December 15, 2015 — Read the MyVU story here. Before you leave campus for the holidays, please take a moment to shut off lights and appliances, unplug electronics and lower thermostats.  Would you like to reduce your impact even more this holiday season? Here are a few additional tips to make your holiday a little greener this year. Food...... KEEP READING »

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