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Campus publications becoming more sustainable

Aug. 8, 2012—Originally published by MyVU Vanderbilt’s 2012-13 parking map will be the first campus publication to carry the Forest Stewardship Council TM (FSC ® ) certified mark and will be printed on paper containing 50 percent recycled content and 30 percent post-consumer waste. With more than 13,000 copies printed each year, the parking map is one...

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Move-in begins August 18th!

Aug. 6, 2012—Whether you’re a first-year Commodore or are returning for your senior year, consider packing your belongings in reusable totes to minimize waste during move-in. If you have cardboard boxes, remember to break them down and toss them into cardboard recycling dumpsters located around Branscomb, Carmichael Towers and Morgan/Lewis. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year...

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Composting efforts restore balance, help campus trees thrive

Jul. 26, 2012—The Vanderbilt campus is home to more than 7,500 trees – that adds up to a lot of leaves. But did you know that Vanderbilt Plant Operations’ grounds program has been harnessing nature’s own processes to help trees on campus weather the record heat this summer? Mulching the areas underneath the trees with compost made...

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Are You Disposing of Unwanted Medications Safely?

May. 15, 2012—​Carrie Plummer MSN, from the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, spoke with Stacey Bonner, Family Services Coordinator, about the proper way of disposing of unwanted medications and why it is so important. To listen to the podcast, click here.

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Recycling Comes to Medical Center East and The Vanderbilt Clinic

Apr. 12, 2012—by Paul Govern Beginning in May, plastic and aluminum recycling is coming to The Vanderbilt Clinic and Medical Center East. Every staff break room will have a receptacle for collection of both aluminum and plastic — no sorting required. Receptacles will also be placed in several public areas inside the two buildings. According to Andrea...

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SHADE GROWN: An evening of environmental poetry, spoken word, songs, comedy and short performances

Mar. 26, 2012—SHADE GROWN: An evening of environmental poetry, spoken word, songs, comedy and short performances. Wednesday, April 18 5:00-7:00 pm Commons Center Dining Hall In celebration of Earth Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining Services and the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, will host “Shade Grown”, a coffee house...

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April 18 Green Bag Luncheon to introduce community to sustainability discussion group

Mar. 23, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the eighth and final installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, April 18 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Rebecca Selove (Peabody ’84) and her husband John Patrick, Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) Ambassadors, for an...

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Vanderbilt Central Library earns gold for ‘green’ renovation

Mar. 16, 2012—by Ann Marie Deer Owens [Article originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Vanderbilt University’s Central Library has been awarded gold certification for its environmentally friendly 2010 renovation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The recognition makes the Central Library the first Vanderbilt campus renovation...

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Vanderbilt campus expands plastic recycling

Feb. 20, 2012—Just in time for a strong finish in RecycleMania, the Vanderbilt campus recycling program is expanding plastics recycling to include all plastic containers. Previous recycling vendor restrictions only allowed for recycling plastic bottles with resin codes 1 and 2 in the past on Vanderbilt’s main academic campus and in student areas. The campus recycling program...

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Feb. 29 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on green spring cleaning

Feb. 15, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, February 29 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas for an up close look at the chemicals in conventional cleaners, ways to...

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