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Don’t forget to power down before fall break

Oct. 10, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their residence hall, 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 its impact on the environment. October...

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Energy News


Cardboard Recycling during Move-In breaks records once again!

Oct. 3, 2016—Did you know that Move-In results in tons of cardboard each year and that Vanderbilt recycles all of it with the help of Cardboard Crew? See the impacts from Move-In 2016 in the infographic below!

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Sustainability Competition Waste & Recycling


Rooted Community Health wins 2016 football “Greenest Group on Campus” award

Oct. 3, 2016—Rooted Community Health has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated their title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Florida game October 1 with a catered tailgate event, tickets to the game, an autographed football from Coach Derek Mason, and an on-field award ceremony during the...

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Athletics Dining News Sustainability Competition


FutureVU making progress on charting course for Vanderbilt’s campus

Sep. 30, 2016—Read the Vanderbilt News story here.  Vanderbilt University’s land use plan is entering its second year with a full slate of activities and a new faculty advisory committee to engage the Vanderbilt community in the design and development of the campus. The plan, which has been named FutureVU, is one of Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos’...

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Land Use News


RTA bus, Music City Star train tickets on sale in new location

Sep. 22, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. Beginning Sept. 26, tickets for RTA express buses and the Music City Star commuter train will be available for purchase over the counter at the Sarratt Student Center box office. Tickets may be purchased at Sarratt from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday....

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News Transportation


Cave study designed to solve puzzle of prehistoric megadroughts in the western U.S.

Sep. 2, 2016—Jessica Oster, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt University, is using cave deposits to reconstruct past climates. The paleoclimatologist is also setting up an educational program to involve undergraduate, graduate, and high school students in the analysis of samples, design of independent research projects, and managing and manipulating data sets. Read the full...

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News Research


Are YOU the greenest group on campus?

Aug. 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...

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Athletics Events News Sustainability Competition


Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 7-13

Aug. 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...

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Dining Events


Earth Friendly Move-In Tips

Aug. 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...

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Events News Waste & Recycling


Beat the Heat – Save energy on campus and at home

Jul. 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...

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Energy News


Remember to power down before leaving for summer vacations!

Jun. 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:...

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Energy Events News


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...

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Energy


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...

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Events News Waste & Recycling


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...

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Events News Transportation


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...

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Events News Waste & Recycling