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Second Annual Commons Unplugged: October 25-31

September 29, 2015 — The second annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Sunday, October 25 to Saturday, October 31, 2015 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 and...... KEEP READING »

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Another Record Year For Move In Cardboard Recycling

September 17, 2014 — The cardboard recycling results from Move-In 2014 make it another record year with 37.26 tons of cardboard recycled! This is a 5.31% increase over last year and a 453.64% increase since 2007! The nearly 75,000 pounds collected this year average to about 11 pounds for each of the undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. The collection of...... KEEP READING »

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Latest LEED certification is Vanderbilt’s lucky 13th

March 11, 2013 — [Originally posted by MyVU] The top floor of The Commons Center recently achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the 13th certified project on campus. The Commons Center was originally constructed in 2008 and is comprised of four stories. The basement, first and second...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt named to 2012 “Green Heroes” list by Nashville Post

September 17, 2012 — Originally posted by the Nashville Post Keith Loiseau thinks of himself as one small part of the school’s hearty network of environmentally conscious students, faculty, staff and administration members. Still, Loiseau shines as a leader, although the university does have an impressive web of people actively involved in the ‘greening’ of campus. As head architect...... KEEP READING »

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High school students partner with VU students to promote energy conservation on Commons campus

February 24, 2011 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service] Each year, the different houses of The Commons compete for the “Commons Cup,” which is awarded at the end of the academic year to the House with the most points. This year, the energy conservation component of the competition has been given a twist with the help of Metro...... KEEP READING »

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Urban Land Institute Nashville Honors Two Vanderbilt Projects with Second Annual Excellence in Development Awards

August 25, 2010 — Press release reprinted from the Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council’s web site. CONTACT: Nancy DeKalb 615-218-9655 Nashville, Tenn— May 21, 2009 — The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Nashville District Council honored 11 area development projects with Excellence in Development Awards last night at the Noah Liff Opera Center. Award entries represented projects from...... KEEP READING »

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Students moving onto campus recycle tons of packing materials

August 16, 2010 — Move-In, the weekend when the majority of undergraduate students move into their residence halls at Vanderbilt University, can generate a lot of potential waste. All those cardboard boxes, plastic bags and covers and Styrofoam packing materials start to add up when more than 1,500 first-year students leave home for the first time. That’s why Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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The Commons earns environmental award from the state

June 23, 2008 — The Commons is an award-winning facility even before it opens this fall for the class of 2012. Vanderbilt received a Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award last week for The Commons, one of 14 winners recognized for their positive impact on the state’s natural resources. The Commons includes five new and five renovated residence houses, The Common’s...... KEEP READING »

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EcoSuds hand soap, used in several restrooms on campus, is made from a byproduct of the biodiesel produced by the student-led Vanderbilt Biodiesel Initiative.

Going Green

April 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...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt’s sustainability office and Plant Operations hosted the Green St. Patrick’s Day phone book and paper recycling drive March 17, part of the campus's ongoing efforts to reduce waste.

Black + Gold = Green

April 1, 2008 — [Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in The Vanderbilt View] When it comes to sustainability, Vanderbilt is rewriting the equation. By David Green Photography by Steve Green and John Russell When Andrea George took the helm of the newly created Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, she had no idea she’d spend so much time talking...... KEEP READING »

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