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Family tradition helps expand environmental and sustainability studies

Feb. 3, 2015—Originally published by Vanderbilt News. Read the article here. For Sommers Kline, BA’14, it all began the first semester of her first year when she signed up for an oceanography course. “Within the first two weeks, I learned that coral reefs were unlikely to last beyond the next 30 years,” Kline recalled. “I thought that...

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Teresa Goddu receives 2014 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 14, 2014—Original Story posted on MyVU on October 8th, 2014. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2014 Chancellor’s Cup to Associate Professor of English Teresa Goddu during a surprise ceremony Oct. 7 in Benson Hall with many of Goddu’s colleagues and students looking on. The Chancellor’s Cup is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the...

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The Kefi Project is taking art to unexpected places

Apr. 23, 2014—[Originally posted by MyVU] Can art help define our public spaces? Who gets to make this art, and does it have value beyond its aesthetic appeal? These are questions senior Kion Sawney wanted to explore when he won a 2013 Creative Campus Innovation Grant to start a public art initiative at Vanderbilt. The result is...

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Young alumna’s passions fuel sustainable solutions globally

Feb. 5, 2014—[Originally posted by VUSE] Vanderbilt alumna Leslie Labruto’s early career trajectory illustrates just how many ways a young civil environmental engineer can accommodate both her heart’s leaning and her tangible talents – in as many places as possible. Before she graduated from the School of Engineering in 2011, Leslie’s studies and service work had already...

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Vanderbilt Green Fund Applications Now Being Accepted

Oct. 30, 2013—The Vanderbilt Green Fund was established in the spring of 2011 as a way of connecting student sustainability ideas with the means to implement them. The final deadline for applications is December 3 at midnight. Apply here. For more information about the Green Fund please contact Sommers Kline (sommers.s.kline@Vanderbilt.Edu).

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2013 Green Fund winners announced

Apr. 4, 2013—[Originally posted by InsideVandy] The 2013 winners of the Vanderbilt Green Fund were announced this week. The Green Fund, which was established in the spring 2011, connects student sustainability ideas with the means to implement them via university funds. The winners were selected based on the the project’s adherence to the criteria of being “visible...

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Winds offer students good view of turbine action

Dec. 21, 2012—[Originally posted by Vanderbilt School of Engineering] Students from the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt trekked about three miles from campus to the School of Engineering’s wind-solar alternative energy site to see a wind turbine in action atop Love Circle hill in Nashville. “The turbine was in full swing, catching strong late October...

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Vanderbilt Green Fund application deadline extended!!

Oct. 18, 2012—The Vanderbilt Green Fund was established in the spring of 2011 as a way of connecting student sustainability ideas with the means to implement them. We are looking for ideas that are both visible and educational in nature. Past projects awarded have involved solar panels, light sensors, and shower timers. Applications for projects will be...

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Re(novated) Rand provides new home for re{cycle}

Oct. 18, 2012—[Originally posted by Maddie Hughes on Inside Vandy] When the renovated Rand space opened last week, it not only added additional seating space and new dining options, but also the first storefront for a student-run business: the bicycle rental company re{cycle}. The company was founded last year by four Vanderbilt students: then-seniors Juliette Cilia and Nissa...

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Vanderbilt, two others receive grant to support student fellowships in sustainability

Jun. 28, 2012—Front row, l-r: Wes Floyd, Kelsey Kaline and Alexandra Scovone; back row, l-r: Marc Loeffke, Patrick Starr and Charlie Molthrop. (image courtesy of Furman University) [Originally published by MyVU] Vanderbilt and two other universities will share a $75,000 grant from the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation to support student fellowships in community sustainability, research and service....

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