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Celebrate Bike Month in May

April 28, 2017 — May is Nashville Bike Month, and there are plenty of opportunities to strap on a helmet and get on your bike! Biking is a green, cost-effective way to get around town while getting some exercise! If you need some pointers on biking and bike maintenance, there are two classes happening on campus this month. The...... KEEP READING »

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Campus learns about land use plan at FutureVU Expo

April 20, 2017 — Read the MyVU story here. More than 800 students, staff, faculty and others stopped by the Wond’ry April 19 to learn about FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, and how the university’s built environment might change over the next 20-30 years. The FutureVU Expo featured interactive exhibits—including posters, diagrams, historic and current photographs, maps...... KEEP READING »

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Transit Now events scheduled for April

April 12, 2017 — Read the MyVU story here. Did you take the bus Friday? Take the Bus to Work Day was kicked off by a chilly but beautiful morning Friday, April 7. The Vanderbilt University Human Resources volunteer team helped hand out “I took the bus today!” buttons at the MTA bus stops along West End Avenue and...... KEEP READING »

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Climate Science Myth Busters Seminar

April 10, 2017 — Join the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering April 12 at 3:10pm in Featheringill Hall 134 for a seminar by Dr. Jonathan Gilligan: Climate Science Myth Busters. There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding climate change. Dr. Jonathan Gilligan will present on the state of climate science and answer questions such as: Is...... KEEP READING »

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FutureVU Expo slated for April 19

April 6, 2017 — Read the MyVU story here. Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to explore FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, during a multimedia event on Wednesday, April 19. The FutureVU Expo at the Wond’ry is scheduled from 2:30 to 6 p.m. All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend and learn...... KEEP READING »

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Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day with VU’s new recycling system

March 15, 2017 — Vanderbilt is going a little greener this St. Patrick’s Day by making recycling on campus even easier! Starting St. Patrick’s Day, recycling on campus will begin switching over to dual-stream recycling, which makes recycling easier for you! Currently, recycling on campus is separated into plastic, aluminum, and paper. The new dual-stream recycling will combine plastic...... KEEP READING »

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Printing Services wins 2017 Basketball “Greenest Group on Campus” award

February 24, 2017 — Vanderbilt Printing Services has been named winner of the 2017 Vanderbilt basketball sustainability competition. The group celebrated their title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M February 16 game with a catered VIP event, tickets to the game, an autographed basketball from Coach Bryce Drew, and an on-court award ceremony during...... KEEP READING »

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Gilligan, Vandenbergh win Morrison Prize for climate change article

February 21, 2017 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. Research examining the role that private governance can play in bypassing government gridlock on climate change has earned a pair of Vanderbilt University professors this year’s $10,000 Morrison Prize, which recognizes the most impactful sustainability-related legal academic article published in North America during the previous year. Michael P. Vandenbergh...... KEEP READING »

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Four in civil engineering elected to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

February 2, 2017 — Read the School of Engineering story here. Three Vanderbilt civil engineering professors and one senior research scientist who are nationally recognized experts in environmental sustainability and hazardous waste management have been elected for membership in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and recognized as board certified environmental scientists. Craig Philip, George Hornberger, Doug...... KEEP READING »

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Third Annual Commons Unplugged Week Celebrates Sustainability

January 31, 2017 — Read the MyVU Story here. The third annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Saturday, February 18 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population. These events are presented by The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, in partnership with the Sustainability and Environmental...... KEEP READING »

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Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia

January 27, 2017 — Read the Research News at Vanderbilt story here. During the last Ice Age, Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea formed a single landmass, called Sahul. It was a strange and often hostile place populated by a bizarre cast of giant animals. There were 500-pound kangaroos, marsupial tapirs the size of horses and wombat-like creatures the size...... KEEP READING »

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Greenest Group on Campus Award to be Presented February 16

January 5, 2017 — Read the MyVU story here. The 2017 basketball sustainability competition, presented by Waste Management, Vanderbilt Athletics, and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), invites all Vanderbilt groups, teams, departments, classes and campus organizations to compete for the title of “greenest group on campus” each football and basketball season. The winners of this season’s competition will...... KEEP READING »

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Holiday Greening Tips

December 21, 2016 — Read the MuVU story here. Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year. Office/Residence Hall/Home Energy Use Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are going to be away from their residence halls, offices, classrooms or homes...... KEEP READING »

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FutureVU enters spring semester with focus on inclusion, sustainability and transportation

December 15, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. More than 650 faculty, students, staff and trustees have participated in FutureVU, the university’s land use planning process, since its launch this fall, with multiple working groups forming now to develop detailed recommendations in the spring. “I’m delighted with the rapid progress we are making as a community engaged in...... KEEP READING »

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A ‘bright’ future at Vanderbilt: VU tennis center on forefront of solar energy technology on campus

November 30, 2016 — Read the Vanderbilt Athletics story here. By Zac Ellis VUCommodores.com On campus in Nashville – When the sun shines on the rooftop at Vanderbilt’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center, it means a little more to Marie Casares. Casares, a former member of the Commodores’ women’s tennis program (2011-15), played a role in pushing Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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