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FutureVU Expo slated for April 19

Apr. 6, 2017—Read the MyVU story here. Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to explore FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, during a multimedia event on Wednesday, April 19. The FutureVU Expo at the Wond’ry is scheduled from 2:30 to 6 p.m. All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend and learn...

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Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day with VU’s new recycling system

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt is going a little greener this St. Patrick’s Day by making recycling on campus even easier! Starting St. Patrick’s Day, recycling on campus will begin switching over to dual-stream recycling, which makes recycling easier for you! Currently, recycling on campus is separated into plastic, aluminum, and paper. The new dual-stream recycling will combine plastic...

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Holiday Greening Tips

Dec. 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...

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

Dec. 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...

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Mobile Lab Ambassador Application Open

Nov. 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...

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Where would you want to see additional outdoor recycling containers?

Nov. 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...

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Cardboard Recycling during Move-In breaks records once again!

Oct. 3, 2016—Did you know that Move-In results in tons of cardboard each year and that Vanderbilt recycles all of it with the help of Cardboard Crew? See the impacts from Move-In 2016 in the infographic below!

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Earth Friendly Move-In Tips

Aug. 1, 2016—Whether you’re a first-year or returning Commodore, we are excited to have you back on campus! While moving in, try to minimize waste and recycle. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students at the Commons with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam, and plastic film wrapping. SustainVU will also host a booth at the University Resources...

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Commencement Regalia Recycled for the First Time

May. 20, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt undergraduate students could recycle their regalia after the commencement ceremony! Oak Hall Cap and Gown provided Vanderbilt graduates with gowns that were made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. After the ceremony, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), collected caps and gowns to be...

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Thanks to Vanderbilt, some hungry animals have a lucky Friday the 13th

May. 19, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently got to partake in a little piece of Vanderbilt tradition, thanks to Vanderbilt’s Office of the Chancellor and Commencement Office. The university donated strawberries left over from the Strawberries and Champagne celebration at Commencement to the two Nashville organizations for the third year...

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