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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report that outlines the university’s environmental impact in 2016. The university’s GHG emissions come from three evenly split sources. Natural gas for the on-campus power plant and individual buildings represents 31 percent; 33 percent is power purchased from Nashville Electric Service;...

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Printing Services 2.0 Includes Environmental Stewardship

Oct. 5, 2015—Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt Business Services has named Sean Carroll as director of Printing Services. Carroll, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, has more than 15 years of leadership in the graphic communications industry and began his Vanderbilt career as assistant director of Printing Services in 2011. “Sean’s wealth of industry knowledge,...

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Improved Paper Recycling Options through Partnership with Cintas, Inc.

Jun. 27, 2014—[Originally posted by MyVUMC] Vanderbilt University and Medical Center recently renegotiated its contract with Cintas, Inc., for confidential paper recycling. The new contract will result in lower cost and improved recycling options across the entire campus. With the new Cintas contract, employees can help further reduce institutional costs by using the Cintas containers to also...

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Changes made to VU office supply procurement policy promote sustainability

Mar. 31, 2014—[Originally posted by MyVU] Vanderbilt Procurement recently announced several changes to Vanderbilt’s office supply procurement policy through Guy Brown, with two focusing on further aligning procurement with VU’s committment to sustainability. Automatic substitutions for selected products Beginning Tuesday, April 1, Guy Brown orders for many brand-name printer toner cartridges and various general office supplies will...

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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 Printing Services to become FSC certified

Feb. 29, 2012—[Originally featured by Vanderbilt News and Communications in MyVU] Tom Fox, director of Vanderbilt University Printing Services, has announced that his facility has begun the process of becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certified. Upon completion of the work to implement the FSC rules and procedures within the organization, VUPS will be able to provide...

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Have a clean Spring: Add some green to your cleaning routine

Apr. 28, 2011—Now that spring is well underway and the weather is warmer, thoughts turn to freshening up your surroundings. Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition, and can result in simplifying and organizing your home and/or office without impacting the environment by following some simple strategies. “Spring cleaning is a great time to think about your environmental...

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Vanderbilt improves grade on College Sustainability Report Card 2011

Nov. 1, 2010—[Originally published in MyVU by VU News and Public Affairs] Vanderbilt University’s results on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card improved in five of the nine sustainability categories and stayed consistent in the other four categories. The university received an overall grade of “B,” an improvement from the C+ in the 2010 Report Card. The...

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Vanderbilt receives “B” in sustainability report card

Oct. 29, 2010—By Kyle Blaine [Originally published by Vanderbilt Student Communications] Vanderbilt University received a “B” grade from the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card, an improvement from the C+ received last year. Andrea George, director of the Sustainability & Environmental Management Office, worked with the Sustainable Endowments Institute to report relevant information to be used...

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New paper shredding vendor saves green

Jun. 17, 2010—Recently, Vanderbilt University changed confidential paper collecting and shredding vendors to Cintas. The switch allows Vanderbilt to save green by saving money (Cintas costs almost 65 percent less) while helping the environment. To be more environmentally friendly and lower their costs, Cintas condensed their 5-day routes in Nashville to 4-day routes and installed idle shutoff...

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