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2013 Green Fund winners announced

Apr. 4, 2013—[Originally posted by InsideVandy] The 2013 winners of the Vanderbilt Green Fund were announced this week. The Green Fund, which was established in the spring 2011, connects student sustainability ideas with the means to implement them via university funds. The winners were selected based on the the project’s adherence to the criteria of being “visible...

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New Music City landmark defies convention

Apr. 1, 2013—[Originally posted by InsideVandy] For over three years, downtown Nashville has transformed to make way for its new emerging landmark — and come May 19, its doors will open to the world. Billed as the largest public development project in the history of the state, the Music City Convention Center will serve as the gateway...

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BRT for Music City: getting connected

Apr. 1, 2013—[Originally posted by InsideVandy] Megan Barry summed things up nicely: “We can’t lay down any more asphalt, so it’s time to actually solve the problem.” Barry, a former adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt who currently serves as the Nashville Metro Council member at-large, was referring to the impetus for the East-West Connector, Nashville’s ambitious public...

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Professor Hannah Wiseman to speak on natural gas fracturing

Mar. 26, 2013—On Wednesday, March 28 at 4pm Hannah Wiseman, assistant professor of law at Florida State University College of Law, will be speaking in the Covington Room at Vanderbilt Law School on “Natural Gas Fracturing, Federalism Debates and the Regulatory Divide” in a lecture sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law School Energy, Environment, and Land Use Program....

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Sign up for Cardboard Crew 2013!

Mar. 26, 2013—Want to move in early next year before all the crowds? Want to help the environment, eat some free food, and get an awesome SPEAR tank? Sign up for Cardboard Crew 2013! If you don’t know about Cardboard Crew, it is an alternative to Move Crew that recycles all of the cardboard normally discarded during move-in day. Last year...

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William Nordhaus to speak on the economic perspective on climate change

Mar. 18, 2013—On Friday, April 5th from 4pm – 5:30pm, William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, will be speaking in Wilson Hall Room 126 on “The Economic Perspective of Climate Change” as part of the McGee Public Policy Lecture Series. A reception will follow immediately. William Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale...

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Latest LEED certification is Vanderbilt’s lucky 13th

Mar. 11, 2013—[Originally posted by MyVU] The top floor of The Commons Center recently achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the 13th certified project on campus. The Commons Center was originally constructed in 2008 and is comprised of four stories. The basement, first and second...

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SPEAR named Vanderbilt’s “Greenest Group on Campus”

Feb. 28, 2013—The winner of the 2013 Vanderbilt Athletics’ Basketball Sustainability Competition, SPEAR (Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility), celebrated their accomplishment of being named the “Greenest Group on Campus” with a VIP event at the Vanderbilt vs. Georgia basketball game on February 27. Skyler Hutto, SPEAR President, accepted the a basketball signed by Head Coach Kevin Stallings from...

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Mad as a Hatter: Global efforts to reduce mercury emissions

Feb. 26, 2013—Originally posted by Research News @ Vanderbilt Did you ever wonder what made the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland so mad? The phrase “mad as a hatter” actually comes from Mad Hatter disease, better known as mercury poisoning. In the 19th century, fur treated with mercury was used to make felt hats. Hatters were confined...

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More companies reporting profitability from environmentally friendly practices

Feb. 21, 2013—Originally published by CGMA Magazine. For years, companies have wrestled with the question of whether environmentally friendly business practices created enough financial value to justify investing in them. Those questions remain for many organisations as a fragile world economy demands prudent stewardship of company currency. But a new report indicates that companies increasingly are discovering...

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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

Feb. 14, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were chosen among energy experts from the Southeastern Conference’s 14 universities, industry and government to address renewable energy topics at the inaugural SEC Symposium, “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future” in Atlanta Feb. 10-12. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase. The first-ever symposium is...

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Vanderbilt Sustainability Competition: Are You the Greenest Group on Campus?

Feb. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt Sustainability Competition Be the Greenest Group on Campus Presented by Waste Management All groups, teams, departments and campus organizations are invited to compete to be the greenest group on campus. To enter, a group captain, leader or representative must complete the competition survey. Deadline for entry is Feb. 20, 2013 Entries can be submitted...

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VU professor discusses nanotechonology and its application within the fields of medicine and energy

Feb. 11, 2013—Rizia Bardhan, one of Vanderbilt’s newest assistant professors and one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30 in Science & Innovation” recently spoke with CNN about her work in nanotechnology and its applications within the fields of medicine and energy. The plasmonic nanostructures that Bardhan is researching have many applications, including use with solar cells. Using nanotechnology, the...

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Meet the VU undergraduate who just might save the environment

Feb. 7, 2013—When it comes to describing Vanderbilt students, the term “over-achiever” is often used. But one Vanderbilt sophomore is inventing new ways to clean the air and rescue the environment, and is receiving national recognition in the process. Param Jaggi is an environmental science and economics major in the College of Arts and Science. While still...

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