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FutureVU pop-up park to transform West End neighborhood Nov. 6–12

Nov. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt’s West End neighborhood will be transformed Nov. 6–12 with the creation of a pop-up park on Kensington Place. The park, an initiative of FutureVU, will open in advance of the start of a utility project and beautification efforts in the area that are set to begin in mid-December. The transformed space will provide an opportunity...

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Vanderbilt Accepted into Menus of Change University Research Collaborative

Nov. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt was recently awarded membership in the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (MCURC). Co-founded and jointly led by Stanford University and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative is a working group of leading scholars, foodservice business leaders, and executive chefs from invited colleges and universities who are...

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Slay Energy Vampires this Halloween

Oct. 30, 2017—As little ghosts and ghouls prepare to come out in search of Halloween treats, be sure you don’t have any silent menaces lurking around your office or home tricking you into using extra energy! Energy vampires are electronic devices that slowly suck energy when they are turned off but still plugged in. They provide no...

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Zeppos engages campus community about FutureVU core values, next steps

Oct. 19, 2017—Read the MyVU story here. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain led a discussion featuring key updates about FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s land use planning initiative, Oct. 17 at the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. Approximately 125 members of the Vanderbilt community came together for the town hall meeting, which began with remarks from...

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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Fieldhouse earns LEED Silver Certification

Oct. 18, 2017—The newest addition to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC), the Fieldhouse, has received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a certification program that sets the standard for environmentally responsible construction. The renovated VRWC opened to the campus community in January 2014. Upgrades to the...

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Annual Commons Unplugged Week Celebrates Sustainability

Oct. 13, 2017—The fourth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Sunday, October 15 to Saturday, October 21 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 Management Office, the School for Science and...

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Rand Roof Gets Green Update

Oct. 12, 2017—The Rand Hall roof recently got a green update for the 2017 school year! A green roof was installed this summer through a student-initiated Vanderbilt Green Fund project. The roof on the third floor of Rand outside the wall of windows and across from the Anchor has been covered in trays containing sedum, a plant material....

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Campus Sustainability Month

Oct. 9, 2017—October is Campus Sustainability Month! Join SustainVU in celebrating by attending one of many sustainability-themed events this month, including: Documentary Film Showing of Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Barry – On October 9 from 5:00-7:30pm in Light Hall 208, attend a screening of the documentary film, Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berryfollowed...

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Don’t forget to power down before Fall Break!

Oct. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their dorm, office, or home for an extended period of time over fall break should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Here are some simple steps to help conserve energy while...

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Chancellor’s Town Hall focusing on campus accessibility, transportation and mobility, and sustainability set for Oct. 17

Oct. 9, 2017—A discussion of steps the university is taking to enhance campus connectivity and future land use initiatives will be the focus of a town hall meeting hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zepposon Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to...

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Annual Commons Unplugged Week Celebrates Sustainability

Oct. 6, 2017—The fourth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Sunday, October 15 to Saturday, October 21 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 Management Office, the School for Science and...

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Vanderbilt’s PARK(ing) Day entry recognized by Nashville Civic Design Center

Oct. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt University has received a Golden Cone Award from the Nashville Civic Design Center. Vanderbilt took home top honors in the “Wow Factor” category at the Sept. 27 awards, which celebrated the best community “parklets” from Nashville’s 2017 PARK(ing) Day celebration. In addition, Vanderbilt came in second in the “People’s Choice” category and third in...

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Design phase begins for university’s West End Neighborhood

Oct. 2, 2017—Read the Vanderbilt News story here. A major component of the Academic Strategic Plan and FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s comprehensive land use plan, is re-imagining what has been dubbed the “West End Neighborhood” – the area comprising Carmichael Towers, Greek Row and West Side Row along West End Avenue. Following up on a series of community meetings and working...

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Are YOU the Greenest Group on Campus?

Sep. 29, 2017—Waste Management, Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), and VU Athletics, 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 from Vanderbilt athletics, and on-field recognition...

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Vote for Vanderbilt’s Park(ing) Day Park!

Sep. 22, 2017—Want to vote for Vanderbilt University’s Park(ing) Day Park? You can vote by liking the Vanderbilt photo on the Nashville Civic Design Center facebook page! Vanderbilt staff and students converted 17 parking spaces into one pop-up park to allow the community to envision the possibilities of transforming a small footprint of underutilized space to serve the needs of the...

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