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

Feb. 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...

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Third Annual Commons Unplugged Week Celebrates Sustainability

Jan. 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...

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

Jan. 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...

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Greenest Group on Campus Award to be Presented February 16

Jan. 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...

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Holiday Greening Tips

Dec. 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...

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

Dec. 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...

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

Nov. 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...

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Mobile Lab Ambassador Application Open

Nov. 29, 2016—Do you enjoy teaching others about sustainability? Are you looking to get some experience in education? Do you want to work with Nashville students in the coolest Mobile Laboratory around? If you answered yes to any of these, we need you! We are looking for two paid VU student ambassadors for the Mobile Lab for...

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Where would you want to see additional outdoor recycling containers?

Nov. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) would like your input on where additional outdoor recycling should be located across campus! When you are walking around our beautiful campus, where would you like to be able to recycle your bottles or cans?  Stop by one of the locations below to mark your idea(s) on a...

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Zeppos invites Vanderbilt community to join transportation working groups

Nov. 1, 2016—Read the Vanderbilt News story here. A series of working groups comprising students, faculty and staff is launching at the Wond’ry, the university’s new innovation center, to generate recommendations about the future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced the working groups Oct. 28 at a town hall meeting held as...

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Slay Energy Vampires this Halloween

Oct. 26, 2016—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 more 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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Remember to power down before Winter Break

Oct. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their residence hall, office or home for an extended period of time over Winter break should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce energy consumption and its impact on the environment. Take some simple steps to help conserve...

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down 11 percent in one year

Oct. 26, 2016—To celebrate Campus Sustainability Month in October, Vanderbilt’s Facilities organization has released an updated inventory of the university’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the past decade, 2005 to 2015. GHG emissions dropped 11 percent in one year and 27 percent from the 2008 peak. When Vanderbilt’s significant growth in square footage, students, patient care, and...

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Vanderbilt Green Fund Applications Now Open

Oct. 26, 2016—Have a sustainability project that needs funding? Applications for The Vanderbilt Green Fund are now open! The Vanderbilt Green Fund, established in 2011 by members of SPEAR and VSG, is a fund set aside for sustainability projects proposed by students. This student-run process allocates $150,000 to innovative and educational ideas that make Vanderbilt more environmentally...

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Chancellor’s Town Hall discussing campus, Nashville transportation set for Oct. 28

Oct. 21, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. Internal and external forces shaping the future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus and in the larger Nashville community will be the focus of a town hall discussion hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Friday, Oct. 28, from 2:10-4:10 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium at Vanderbilt Law School. All students, faculty...

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