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Greening the Season – Holiday Waste Reduction Tips

Nov. 30, 2017—Since the holiday season is just around the corner, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has provided some tips for reducing waste and making your holiday season more sustainable. Americans throw away 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than other parts of the year, which is about 1 million extra tons...

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‘Green Roof Day’ to highlight FutureVU sustainability efforts Nov. 29

Nov. 27, 2017—The five green roofs on campus will be featured this week during the latest pop-up event sponsored by FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s land-use planning initiative.FutureVU and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office on Wednesday will host Green Roof Day, an event designed to showcase a campus-wide sustainability effort that often goes unnoticed. Some green roofs on campus are hidden, while...

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WilSkills wins 2017 Football ‘Greenest Group on Campus’ award

Nov. 13, 2017—The Wilderness Skills student-led course at Vandy called WilSkills has been named winner of the 2017 Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition. They celebrated their title of “Greenest Group on Campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Western Kentucky November 4 game with a catered VIP tailgate event, an autographed item from Vanderbilt athletics, a 100% recycled engraved glass plate,...

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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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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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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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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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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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