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‘Conservation’

Remember to power down before leaving for the holiday!

Jul. 2, 2018—Let the fireworks be the only thing lighting up the sky this holiday weekend! Don’t forget to power down before you leave the office for your holiday week or your home for any extended period this summer, especially with the hot temperatures. The planet, and Vanderbilt’s and your energy bill, will thank you for it....

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report that outlines the university’s environmental impact in 2016. The university’s GHG emissions come from three evenly split sources. Natural gas for the on-campus power plant and individual buildings represents 31 percent; 33 percent is power purchased from Nashville Electric Service;...

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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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FutureVU Expo slated for April 19

Apr. 6, 2017—Read the MyVU story here. Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to explore FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, during a multimedia event on Wednesday, April 19. The FutureVU Expo at the Wond’ry is scheduled from 2:30 to 6 p.m. All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend and learn...

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Printing Services wins 2017 Basketball “Greenest Group on Campus” award

Feb. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt Printing Services has been named winner of the 2017 Vanderbilt basketball sustainability competition. The group celebrated their title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M February 16 game with a catered VIP event, tickets to the game, an autographed basketball from Coach Bryce Drew, and an on-court award ceremony during...

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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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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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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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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...

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Vanderbilt researchers helping to build a futuristic, sustainable city

Nov. 11, 2015—Read the Vanderbilt Magazine story here. Bouncing along a red-dirt road peppered with a few terrifying embankments, a Vanderbilt delegation arrives at an empty hilltop meadow carpeted with prairie grass and cordoned off by a barbed-wire fence. Other than a few bored cows, the only cue indicating the destination is a lone sign reading “Sterling...

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