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Third Annual Commons Unplugged Week Celebrates Sustainability

January 31, 2017 — Read the MyVU Story here. The third annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Saturday, February 18 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population. These events are presented by The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, in partnership with the Sustainability and Environmental...... KEEP READING »

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Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia

January 27, 2017 — Read the Research News at Vanderbilt story here. During the last Ice Age, Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea formed a single landmass, called Sahul. It was a strange and often hostile place populated by a bizarre cast of giant animals. There were 500-pound kangaroos, marsupial tapirs the size of horses and wombat-like creatures the size...... KEEP READING »

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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 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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