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Greenest Group on Campus Award to be Presented February 16

January 5, 2017 — Read the MyVU story here. The 2017 basketball sustainability competition, presented by Waste Management, Vanderbilt Athletics, and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), invites all Vanderbilt groups, teams, departments, classes and campus organizations to compete for the title of “greenest group on campus” each football and basketball season. The winners of this season’s competition will...... KEEP READING »

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Holiday Greening Tips

December 21, 2016 — Read the MuVU story here. Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year. Office/Residence Hall/Home Energy Use Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are going to be away from their residence halls, offices, classrooms or homes...... KEEP READING »

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FutureVU enters spring semester with focus on inclusion, sustainability and transportation

December 15, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. More than 650 faculty, students, staff and trustees have participated in FutureVU, the university’s land use planning process, since its launch this fall, with multiple working groups forming now to develop detailed recommendations in the spring. “I’m delighted with the rapid progress we are making as a community engaged in...... KEEP READING »

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A ‘bright’ future at Vanderbilt: VU tennis center on forefront of solar energy technology on campus

November 30, 2016 — Read the Vanderbilt Athletics story here. By Zac Ellis VUCommodores.com On campus in Nashville – When the sun shines on the rooftop at Vanderbilt’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center, it means a little more to Marie Casares. Casares, a former member of the Commodores’ women’s tennis program (2011-15), played a role in pushing Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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Mobile Lab Ambassador Application Open

November 29, 2016 — Do you enjoy teaching others about sustainability? Are you looking to get some experience in education? Do you want to work with Nashville students in the coolest Mobile Laboratory around? If you answered yes to any of these, we need you! We are looking for two paid VU student ambassadors for the Mobile Lab for...... KEEP READING »

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Where would you want to see additional outdoor recycling containers?

November 10, 2016 — Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) would like your input on where additional outdoor recycling should be located across campus! When you are walking around our beautiful campus, where would you like to be able to recycle your bottles or cans?  Stop by one of the locations below to mark your idea(s) on a...... KEEP READING »

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Zeppos invites Vanderbilt community to join transportation working groups

November 1, 2016 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. A series of working groups comprising students, faculty and staff is launching at the Wond’ry, the university’s new innovation center, to generate recommendations about the future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced the working groups Oct. 28 at a town hall meeting held as...... KEEP READING »

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Slay Energy Vampires this Halloween

October 26, 2016 — As little ghosts and ghouls prepare to come out in search of Halloween treats, be sure you don’t have any silent menaces lurking around your office or home tricking you into using more energy! Energy vampires are electronic devices that slowly suck energy when they are turned off but still plugged in. They provide no...... KEEP READING »

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Remember to power down before Winter Break

October 26, 2016 — Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their residence hall, office or home for an extended period of time over Winter break should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce energy consumption and its impact on the environment. Take some simple steps to help conserve...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down 11 percent in one year

October 26, 2016 — To celebrate Campus Sustainability Month in October, Vanderbilt’s Facilities organization has released an updated inventory of the university’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the past decade, 2005 to 2015. GHG emissions dropped 11 percent in one year and 27 percent from the 2008 peak. When Vanderbilt’s significant growth in square footage, students, patient care, and...... KEEP READING »

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