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Pitch In for RecycleMania

Feb. 1, 2012—Recycling is a positive thing to do all the time, but RecycleMania provides an extra incentive to recycle during the months of February and March. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It has grown to an international competition among over 600 colleges and universities. With recycling bins...

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Listen: Vandy basketball fans encouraged to recycle

Jan. 9, 2012—Ann Marie Deer Owens, senior public affairs officer for Vanderbilt News and Communications, recently spoke with SEMO staff regarding recycling opportunities available to fans at Vanderbilt men’s and women’s home basketball games.  Commodore fans are encouraged to use large green bins located throughout the concourse in Memorial Gym to recycle their empty plastic bottles, commemorative...

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Listen: Stay green over the holidays

Dec. 21, 2011—by Ann Marie Deer Owens Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener. Listen to an interview with SEMO staff to...

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Law professor sees progress where environmental and economic good meets

Nov. 18, 2011—by Amy Wolf [Article originally published in Vanderbilt View] Environmental law and property law expert J.B. Ruhl said he considers himself part of the “radical middle” when it comes to helping craft solutions to controversial environmental issues. “Sometimes you need to take an environmental good and pair it up with an economic good to get...

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Fifteen ways to go green this holiday season

Nov. 17, 2011—by Liz Entman, Vanderbilt University News and Communications The holiday season is traditionally a time of plenty, but it can also be a time of excess. The average American household generates 25 percent more trash during the holiday season. And who has never thrown away freezer-burnt leftovers because nobody got around to eating them? Add...

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Raiding the Medicine Cabinet

Nov. 2, 2011—by Carole Bartoo [Originally published in the Fall 2011 issue of Vanderbilt Nurse] America has a drug problem. But it’s not what you think; in fact this drug problem is probably happening in your community – even in your own home. The problem is the accumulation of prescription drugs with no good plan for disposing...

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Nov. 16 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on celebrating the holidays sustainably

Nov. 2, 2011—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, November 16 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join SEMO staff for a presentation and discussion on unique and creative ways you can reduce the environmental impact...

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Vanderbilt and Cintas celebrate America Recycles Day with a VU Community Paper Shred Day on Tuesday, November 15

Nov. 1, 2011—On Tuesday, November 15 from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) in conjunction with VU’s confidential paper shredding partner, Cintas, will celebrate America Recycles Day with a Community Paper Shred Day offering free paper, magazine, and book shredding to all VU faculty, staff and students. Paper items from Vanderbilt...

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Vanderbilt University greenhouse gas emissions down 10% since 2008

Oct. 25, 2011—Report released on Campus Sustainability Day, Oct. 26 Vanderbilt University has decreased its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per square foot by 18 percent since 2005 and has decreased its total emissions by 10 percent from an all-time high since 2008, according to a new report prepared by Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office. The GHG...

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Oct. 26 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on backyard composting

Oct. 20, 2011—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the second installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, October 26 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join the Metro Beautification & Environment Commission and All Seasons Gardening & Brewing Supply Company for a presentation and...

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