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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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WalkBike Vanderbilt promotes safe campus travel, plans walking tour

March 1, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt is now home to a new organization, WalkBike Vanderbilt, which is working to promote a more walkable and bikeable campus. This spring, WalkBike Vanderbilt invites students, faculty and staff to join in a “policy walk,” a bike and pedestrian safety walking tour of campus. The walk will include campus...... KEEP READING »

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SEMO office moves to Wesley Place

February 25, 2016 — The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) office is relocating to Wesley Place on Monday February 29 and will be located in the office previously occupied by Vanderbilt Traffic and Parking. The new SEMO office is located behind CVS and Bruegger’s Bagels and across from Ben and Jerry’s at 2034 Scarritt Place. We welcome everyone...... KEEP READING »

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Eos Project funds environmental awareness planning and programming projects on campus

February 18, 2016 — Thirteen seed projects in environmental awareness and campus greening have been funded by the Eos Project, an initiative to promote greater understanding of environmental issues through diverse disciplines and channels across Vanderbilt. “We are taking a broad approach, aiming to implement permanent changes in the curricula, supporting undergrads working on environmental and social justice issues, and...... KEEP READING »

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Dr. Maulik Patel’s Lab wins 2016 basketball “Greenest Group on Campus” award

February 12, 2016 — Dr. Maulik Patel’s lab group has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition. Dr. Patel’s lab staff celebrated their title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Missouri game February 10 with a catered hospitality event, tickets to the game, an autographed basketball from Coach Stallings, and an on-court award...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt receives record donation from cartridge recycling

February 11, 2016 — Guy Brown, Vanderbilt’s partner for ink and toner cartridge recycling, had a record-setting year in 2015. The overall number of cartridges recycled, the recovery rate of cartridges, and donations made from recycling proceeds were at all-time highs in 2015, resulting in the donation of $6,000 each to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,...... KEEP READING »

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

January 26, 2016 — Read the Research News @ Vanderbilt story here. Food. Energy. Water. Not only are these critical natural resources, they are also inextricably linked with each other. Water is needed to grow food. Energy is needed to pump water and to plant, grow and distribute food. Water is required to produce energy. And so on. The...... KEEP READING »

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