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‘Food and Dining’

VUMC Farmers’ Market to return to plaza location

May. 5, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) returns Thursday, June 9, and will be held every Thursday from 2-5 p.m. through Oct. 27. After a one-year temporary move to a site on Medical Center Drive due to construction, the market returns to its traditional home on the Medical...

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Vanderbilt Dining Celebrates Earth Day

Apr. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt Campus Dining will be celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 22 with two special events: No To-Go Campaign at Rand Dining Center: There will be no To-Go boxes available at Rand and Chef James Bistro from 11:00am-3:00pm on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd. On a typical day, over 1,000 to-go boxes can be requested at Rand!...

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

Jan. 26, 2016—Read the Research News @ Vanderbilt story here. Food. Energy. Water. Not only are these critical natural resources, they are also inextricably linked with each other. Water is needed to grow food. Energy is needed to pump water and to plant, grow and distribute food. Water is required to produce energy. And so on. The...

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Green the season: Holiday waste reduction tips

Nov. 13, 2015—Americans throw away 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than other parts of the year, resulting in about 1 million extra tons of trash annually. To help you combat this increase, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has some tips for reducing waste and making your holiday season more sustainable. ...

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining & Coca-Cola Bring OCRA Digester to Campus

Sep. 15, 2015—Nashville, TN, September, 2015 – Organic food waste and overburdened landfills have long been an issue in food service, and developing “zero waste” initiatives is key to stopping landfilling organic waste. The Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative (ORCA) machine can be a significant component to these initiatives. The ORCA offers a method to digest food waste...

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Enjoy Tennessee’s local produce during National Farmers’ Market Week!

Aug. 3, 2015—Read the MyVU story here. Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 2 through August 8 by taking advantage of the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market on Thursday August 6 from 3pm to 6pm or checking out one of The Nashville Farmers’ Market (NFM) events discussed below. Aug. 3: Look for the green “LOCAL” signs at the Nashville Farmers’...

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NACUBO members tour campus sustainability features

Jul. 22, 2015—Read the MyVU article here.   Vanderbilt University played host Monday to about 100 members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), which held its annual meeting in Nashville July 18-21. NACUBO represents more than 2,500 colleges, universities and higher education service providers across the country and worldwide. NACUBO members toured...

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Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns June 5

May. 29, 2014—The Vanderbilt Farmers Market kicks off the season on June 5. This will mark the sixth year of providing fresh fruits and vegetables, along with local goat cheese, grass-fed meat, healthy baked goods, and artisan foods to the Vanderbilt community. The market will be held on the Medical Center Plaza every Thursday from 3-6 p.m.,...

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‘If You Stay, Use a Tray’: A Dining debate over convenience

Apr. 10, 2014—[Originally published by InsideVandy] Since Vanderbilt Campus Dining unveiled an HOD group’s “If You Stay, Use a Tray” campaign in Rand, which began March 24, 687 fewer to-go boxes were taken out of Rand Dining Center on weekdays during breakfast and lunch hours, a decrease of about 137 boxes per day. Through posters, social media, stickers,...

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In Class and Across Campus, Vanderbilt Helps Future Generations Find Relief for an Overstressed Planet

Mar. 18, 2014—[Originally published in Vanderbilt Magazine] Written by Joanne Lamphere Beckham From corporate boardrooms to statehouse chambers to the halls of academe, sustainability is one of this century’s biggest challenges. Although defined in many ways, sustainability is generally understood as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet...

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