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Earth-Friendly Move In Tips for Students

Aug. 4, 2015—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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Unclaimed bicycles donated to neighborhood youth organization

Jun. 2, 2015—See the Tennessean article here. In the Edgehill community, Terry Key and his tight-knit group of neighborhood kids have a new batch of bicycles, thanks to Vanderbilt University! The Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Plant Operations arranged to donate bicycles to the Edgehill Bike Club that went unclaimed from campus and were...

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Commencement strawberries donated to Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle

May. 14, 2015—Read the MyVU Story here. Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently enjoyed a sweet treat, 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 again this year. Since fresh produce cannot be...

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Donation and recycling options expanded on campus April 20 – May 10 for Earth Friendly Move Out

Apr. 16, 2015—Read the MyVU story here. Just in time for student move-out and spring cleaning your office, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 20 to May 10. “Earth Friendly Move Out” donation and recycling locations will be available until May 2 on the Ingram Commons until May 10 on main campus....

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Blair School of Music VORTEX percussion presents the American Gamelan

Feb. 27, 2015—VORTEX and the American Gamelan Poster Nashville has the unique opportunity to experience the American Gamelan after its 900-mile journey to the Blair School of Music during the VORTEX percussion concert on March 15 at 8pm in Ingram Hall. The audience will be able to experience this unforgettable orchestra made from scrap materials that is...

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Dr. Randy Blakely’s lab wins 2015 basketball “Greenest Group on Campus” award

Feb. 11, 2015—Read the MyVU story here. Dr. Randy Blakely’s lab group has been named winner of the 2015 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition. Dr. Blakely’s lab staff celebrated their title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina basketball game Feb. 7 with a catered hospitality event, tickets to the game, an autographed basketball...

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New locations for glass recycling available on campus

Dec. 4, 2014—Read the MyVU article here. Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has added six new glass recycling locations to main campus this semester, bringing the total to eight. In addition to existing glass recycling drop-off locations outside the Commons Center and on the Rand Hall loading dock, the VU community can now place glass...

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America Recycles Day is November 15th

Nov. 14, 2014—November 15th is America Recycles Day! Celebrate by snapping a selfie while you recycle now until November 20th, then tag it with #RecyclingSelfie on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram for a chance to receive a prize! Join us in pledging online to recycle more.  Sign up with your Vanderbilt email address to pledge to: Learn-...

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Another Record Year For Move In Cardboard Recycling

Sep. 17, 2014—The cardboard recycling results from Move-In 2014 make it another record year with 37.26 tons of cardboard recycled! This is a 5.31% increase over last year and a 453.64% increase since 2007! The nearly 75,000 pounds collected this year average to about 11 pounds for each of the undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. The collection of...

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Help Tackle Recycling During 2014 Football Season

Aug. 25, 2014—Vanderbilt has partnered with Waste Management again to support the university’s environmental initiatives throughout campus, and Commodore fans can help protect the environment by recycling items at each home football game. The partnership is in conjunction with the continued campus-wide efforts of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility...

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