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NACUBO highlights Vanderbilt’s Coal-Free Conversion in recent edition of Business Officer magazine

May 23, 2016 — The National Association for College and University Business Officers recently featured Vanderbilt’s coal-free conversion of the power plant in the May 2016 edition as bonus material to a larger overview cover story entitled “Resource Reshuffle”. The Vanderbilt story is available here and copied below.   COAL-FREE CONVERSION Vanderbilt University ends the use of coal on...... KEEP READING »

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Commencement Regalia Recycled for the First Time

May 20, 2016 — For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt undergraduate students could recycle their regalia after the commencement ceremony! Oak Hall Cap and Gown provided Vanderbilt graduates with gowns that were made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. After the ceremony, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), collected caps and gowns to be recycled into new product once...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt awarded 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award

May 19, 2016 — Vanderbilt University is the recipient of the 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award presented jointly by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Vanderbilt’s Alternative Transportation program, a collaboration of the Office of Traffic and Parking, VUMC Parking and Transportation Services, and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO),...... KEEP READING »

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Thanks to Vanderbilt, some hungry animals have a lucky Friday the 13th

May 19, 2016 — Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently got to partake in a little piece of Vanderbilt tradition, 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 for the third year in a row. Since fresh...... KEEP READING »

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VUMC Farmers’ Market to return to plaza location

May 5, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) returns Thursday, June 2, and will be held every Thursday from 2-5 p.m. through Oct. 27. After a one-year temporary move to a site on Medical Center Drive due to construction, the market returns to its traditional home on the Medical...... KEEP READING »

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Hawkins Field outfitted with energy-saving LED lights

May 2, 2016 — Read the MyVU Story here. Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt’s national championship baseball team, recently received a makeover for the 2016 baseball season, replacing all existing High-Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures on the field with fewer Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. 152 HID fixtures were replaced with 98 LED fixtures, improving light quality on the field but...... KEEP READING »

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A Plan for All Seasons: Vanderbilt Explores a Land-Use Plan That Drives Its Mission

April 21, 2016 — Read the full Vanderbilt Magazine story here. Furman Hall, the gray stone structure that many say was built inadvertently at Vanderbilt instead of Duke (a colorful story that unfortunately lacks much evidence) stands out for reasons other than its distinctive turrets. It was the only building constructed as part of a dramatic 1905 campus plan designed...... KEEP READING »

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Donation and recycling options expanded on campus April 25 to May 14 for Earth Friendly Move Out

April 20, 2016 — Just in time for student move-out and spring cleaning your office, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 25 to May 14. Earth Friendly Move Out donation and recycling locations will be available until May 7 on the Ingram Commons campus until May 14 on main campus. Donate The Office of...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt recycling up 500% since 2007

April 20, 2016 — Once again, Vanderbilt has increased the amount of materials it recycled! Recycling increased by 15% from 2014 to 2015, now totaling 8.7 million pounds of materials per year. That is the same weight as 19 Statues of Liberty! Vanderbilt has increased recycling by almost 500% since 2007. In 2015, Vanderbilt recycled enough cardboard, plastic, scrap...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt Dining Celebrates Earth Day

April 19, 2016 — Vanderbilt Campus Dining will be celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 22 with two special events: No To-Go Campaign at Rand Dining Center: There will be no To-Go boxes available at Rand and Chef James Bistro from 11:00am-3:00pm on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd. On a typical day, over 1,000 to-go boxes can be requested at Rand!...... KEEP READING »

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Transit officials to hold community meeting on campus April 14

April 11, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Easing traffic congestion and improving the public transportation system are critical issues for the city, and the Vanderbilt community has the opportunity to interact with transit officials on those topics during an April 14 Food For Thought lunch conversation. “A Conversation about Mobility and Transportation in Middle Tennessee” will be...... KEEP READING »

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SEMO Celebrates National Walking Day!

April 7, 2016 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office had a great time at ‪National Walking Day with Vanderbilt Health and Wellness on April 6! Members of the Vanderbilt community marked National Walking Day by taking group walks from the Eskind Biomedical Library and Alumni Lawn to a meeting point on Library Lawn. There, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic...... KEEP READING »

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Take the Vanderbilt Active Transportation Survey

April 4, 2016 — Members of the campus community are encouraged to fill out the Vanderbilt Active Transportation Survey. Organized by the Hillsboro West End Neighborhood (HWEN), the survey will be conducted between April 3 and April 11.The collected data will be used to promote alternatives to commuting by car to campus. HWEN also hopes the survey data will...... KEEP READING »

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Speak up by hitting the pavement for campus safety walk

March 24, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in a walking tour of campus on National Walking Day, April 6, at 2 p.m. The policy tour event will highlight bike and pedestrian safety efforts on campus. The walk will begin on 21st Avenue between the Vanderbilt Law School and the...... KEEP READING »

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How to make electric vehicles that actually reduce carbon

March 2, 2016 — Read the full story here. An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that only are not only carbon neutral but carbon negative, capable of actually reducing the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide as they operate. They have done so by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the...... KEEP READING »

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