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Are YOU the greenest group on campus?

August 29, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Waste Management, Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), and VU Athletics, and are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Vanderbilt Football Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered VIP tailgate event for 20 people, 20 tickets to the game, an autographed item...... KEEP READING »

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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 7-13

August 3, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 7 through August 13 by taking advantage of the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market on Thursday August 11 from 2-5pm at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Plaza or by checking out one of the many local farmers’ markets in Nashville. The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market will have a photo contest...... KEEP READING »

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Earth Friendly Move-In Tips

August 1, 2016 — Whether you’re a first-year or returning Commodore, we are excited to have you back on campus! While moving in, try to minimize waste and recycle. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students at the Commons with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam, and plastic film wrapping. SustainVU will also host a booth at the University Resources...... KEEP READING »

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Beat the Heat – Save energy on campus and at home

July 26, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. As the thermostat tops out this summer, don’t let your energy use follow the same trend! Vanderbilt is one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption in this heat. Small changes can produce...... KEEP READING »

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Remember to power down before leaving for summer vacations!

June 28, 2016 — Please remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for any extended period this summer, especially with these high temperatures. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university. Here are some things you can do to help conserve energy while you are away:...... KEEP READING »

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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 By Karla Hignite Vanderbilt University, Nashville, burned its final...... KEEP READING »

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Commencement Regalia Recycled for the First Time

May 20, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. 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...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt awarded 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award

May 19, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. 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...... KEEP READING »

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

May 19, 2016 — Read the MyVU story here. 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...... 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 9, 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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