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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Volunteers Make Move-In and Game Day Challenge Recycling Successful

Oct. 31, 2013—VU Collects 1.26 Tons of Recycling at EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge 18 volunteers, including members of SPEAR and Deputy Dores, assisted with the EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge after the October 19 game against Georgia to collect recycling within the stadium seating area. These volunteers collected 2,507 pounds, or 1.26 tons of recycling (cardboard,...

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Anchor down and tackle recycling at 2013 Game Day Recycling Challenge

Oct. 9, 2013—[Originally posted by MyVU] During the month of October, dozens of universities across the country will participate in the 2013 Game Day Recycling Challenge. In 2012, 79 participating schools with 5.4 million collective fans diverted more than 1 million pounds of waste from landfills. For the fourth consecutive year, Vanderbilt will participate in the Game Day Recycling Challenge...

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VU Achieves 60% Increase in Recycling; Cardboard Ban Takes Effect

Sep. 27, 2013—[Originally published by MyVU] [Read story published by InsideVandy here] The numbers are in. The amount of materials recycled at Vanderbilt rose from 3 million pounds to 5 million pounds last year—that’s a 60 percent increase. From 2011 to 2012, Vanderbilt recycled enough cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, aluminum and glass to make a major impact...

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