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Commuting options save money, reduce pollution

Apr. 22, 2011—[Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] By Missy Pankake Almost 20 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions produced at Vanderbilt are from employees commuting to and from work. Combine that with gas prices on the rise, and many employees are exploring their commuting options. A Clean Air Fair focused on commuting was held...

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Going Green

Apr. 1, 2008—[Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in The Vanderbilt View] Some of Vanderbilt’s initiatives to reduce energy usage and help make the university more Earth-friendly include: Lightbulbs: Projects like a recent lighting retrofit at Kirkland Hall are saving energy. Replacing old-style incandescent bulbs with more energy efficient lighting has reduced electricity consumption in the building...

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From French Fries to Clean Fuel: Using recycled vegetable oil, biodiesel inititative seeks to improve air quality on campus

Jul. 9, 2007—[Originally published in The Vanderbilt Register] By Kara Furlong A Vanderbilt student group’s love of nature and desire to conserve natural resources has led to a project that will produce cleaner-burning fuel for use on campus. The Vanderbilt Biodiesel Initiative, started by participants of Vanderbilt’s Wilskills program, will take used vegetable oil – the stuff...

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