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Speak up by hitting the pavement for campus safety walk

March 24, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in a walking tour of campus on National Walking Day, April 6, at 2 p.m. The policy tour event will highlight bike and pedestrian safety efforts on campus. The walk will begin on 21st Avenue between the Vanderbilt Law School and the...... KEEP READING »

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How to make electric vehicles that actually reduce carbon

March 2, 2016 — Read the full story here. An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that only are not only carbon neutral but carbon negative, capable of actually reducing the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide as they operate. They have done so by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the...... KEEP READING »

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WalkBike Vanderbilt promotes safe campus travel, plans walking tour

March 1, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt is now home to a new organization, WalkBike Vanderbilt, which is working to promote a more walkable and bikeable campus. This spring, WalkBike Vanderbilt invites students, faculty and staff to join in a “policy walk,” a bike and pedestrian safety walking tour of campus. The walk will include campus...... 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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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down almost 30 percent per square foot

October 20, 2015 — Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 18 percent from its peak in 2008 and by 13 percent overall from calendar years 2005 to 2014, according to the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office’s latest annual GHG inventory. Taking into account Vanderbilt’s significant growth...... KEEP READING »

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Public Meetings Scheduled for Nashville MTA/RTA transit system

July 30, 2015 — To weigh in on Nashville’s strategic transit plan, join Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Nashville Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for a public discussion on the future of Nashville’s transit system at two public meetings in August. Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30-7pm East Park Community Center 600 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206 Wednesday, August 12...... KEEP READING »

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VU now a sponsor of B-cycle station near campus

June 25, 2015 — Originally published by MyVU. Vanderbilt University is now a sponsor of the Nashville B-Cycle station located near the intersection of 21st Avenue South and Wedgewood and Blakemore avenues in Hillsboro Village, adjacent to campus. Nashville B-cycle is a bike share program that allows riders to rent bicycles using an automated kiosk at one station and...... KEEP READING »

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‘Dump the pump’ June 19 and save money by riding public transit

June 16, 2014 — Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 19, by taking public transportation, such as an MTA bus or the Music City Star commuter train, for your traveling needs. In addition to the environmental benefits associated with removing individual cars from roads, a recent study also showed that there is a significant monetary benefit...... KEEP READING »

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Tips for reducing your summer travel impact

June 11, 2014 — [Originally published by MyVU] Vacation season is here, and you can reduce your environmental impact with these handy, sustainable travel tips. Car travel If you are planning a road trip this summer, you will naturally want to reduce the amount of money you spend on gas – but don’t forget that reduced gas usage also...... KEEP READING »

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Take advantage of VU’s biking resources

May 23, 2014 — May is National Bike Month, and it’s not too late to get in on this healthy and cost effective mode of transportation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that biking one mile saves almost one pound of greenhouse gases from being produced, roughly equivalent to the amount of greenhouse gas produced by the average home...... KEEP READING »

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