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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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News Sustainability Project Waste & Recycling


SEMO Celebrates Earth Day with No Impact Week

Apr. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) celebrated Earth Day a little early by organizing a “No Impact Week” April 14-18 on campus. SEMO staffers converged on the Rand Wall to encourage the Vanderbilt community to improve their conservation efforts—including eating locally, conserving water and using only items that can be recycled—and then talk about...

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Dining Energy Events News Transportation Waste & Recycling Water


Don’t Toss it!—Vanderbilt’s Earth Friendly Move Out Tips

Apr. 22, 2014—With the hustle and bustle of finishing up the semester, moving out can be a hectic process of trying to fit a year’s worth of items into cars, suitcases, and storage. For all the items that don’t fit, Vanderbilt’s Earth Friendly Move Out provides opportunities to keep a large volume of material out of the...

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News Waste & Recycling


‘If You Stay, Use a Tray’: A Dining debate over convenience

Apr. 10, 2014—[Originally published by InsideVandy] Since Vanderbilt Campus Dining unveiled an HOD group’s “If You Stay, Use a Tray” campaign in Rand, which began March 24, 687 fewer to-go boxes were taken out of Rand Dining Center on weekdays during breakfast and lunch hours, a decrease of about 137 boxes per day. Through posters, social media, stickers,...

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Dining News Waste & Recycling


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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News Printing Procurement Waste & Recycling


Follow these tips to make your spring garden grow

Mar. 27, 2014—[Originally posted by MyVU] One of the best things about spring is the amazing assortment of flowers, trees and plants that bloom on Vanderbilt’s campus and in our area. Vanderbilt landscapers and groundskeepers take care to ensure that the products and practices they use to keep campus grounds healthy and vibrant do not have a...

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Composting Land Use News Water


Vanderbilt wins 2013 Recycler of the Year and Video of the Year from TN Recycling Coalition

Feb. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been recognized by the Tennessee Recycling Coalition as the 2013 Nonprofit Recycler of the Year and for having the 2013 Recycling Video of the Year in the higher education category. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, schools and businesses in the state of Tennessee that have demonstrated a strong commitment to waste reduction...

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Green Rankings News Waste & Recycling


School for Science and Math named ‘greenest group on campus’

Feb. 17, 2014—[Originally posted by MyVU] The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt has been named winner of the 2014 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition. The SSMV, a program of the Center for Science Outreach, celebrated its title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M basketball game Feb. 15 with a catered hospitality...

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Athletics News Sustainability Competition Waste & Recycling


2014 Basketball Athletics Sustainability Competition Going on Now!

Jan. 6, 2014—Are YOU the greenest group on campus? VU Athletics, the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Basketball Athletics Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered, in-game VIP hospitality event, tickets for 20 people, a signed premium item, and...

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Athletics Events News Waste & Recycling


Campus Dining Wins Annual Greenest Group on Campus Contest

Nov. 18, 2013—[Click here for MyVU story] Vanderbilt Campus Dining was the grand-prize winner Oct. 19 in the Game Day Recycling Challenge before the Vanderbilt vs. Georgia football game. Campus Dining won 25 tickets to the upcoming Kentucky football game, a catered tailgate by Whole Foods and will participate in an award presentation on the field at...

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Athletics Events News Waste & Recycling