American Studies Sustainability Project

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt achieves highest sustainability rating from ‘The Princeton Review’

    Vanderbilt University has been named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll by "The Princeton Review." Vanderbilt was one of only 21 universities nationwide to receive the publication's highest possible green rating. Read More

    Aug. 28, 2012

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    Green Bag Luncheon to introduce sustainability discussion groups April 18

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the eighth and final installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Sarratt 189. Join Rebecca Selove (Peabody ’84) and her husband John… Read More

    Apr. 11, 2012

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    Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look at rain barrels, storm… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look… Read More

    Mar. 19, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Green Bag Luncheon Series: Green Spring Cleaning

    Watch video of the the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series that took place on Wednesday, February 29, sponsored by Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project. Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas gives an up-close look at the chemicals in conventional cleaners, ways… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Feb. 29 Green Bag luncheon to focus on green spring cleaning

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, in Sarratt 189. Join Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas for an up-close look at… Read More

    Feb. 23, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Green Bag Luncheon Series: Sustainable food choices offered by VU Dining; Cooking with herbs

    Watch Suzanne Herron of VU Dining discussing sustainable food options offered in dining establishments on campus. The second half of the program featured Stacey Kendrick of Health Plus presenting healthy recipes  that incorporate fresh herbs, taste delicious and are easy for you to make at home. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and… Read More

    Jan. 26, 2012

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    Sustainable meals focus of Green Bag Luncheon Jan. 25

    Photo courtesy Health Plus (Vanderbilt) The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the fifth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Suzanne Herron of… Read More

    Jan. 20, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Green Bag Luncheon Series: Utility Savings at Home and at Work

    Watch the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project‘s Dec. 7 installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series. Dave Parker, green building consultant and LEED AP, discusses easy and efficient ways to save energy, water and money in both your home and office environments. Read More

    Dec. 12, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Green Bag Luncheon Series: Celebrating the holidays sustainably

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project sponsored the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on November 16. Watch video of SEMO staff discussing unique and creative ways you can reduce the environmental impact of your home and office holiday celebrations. Read More

    Nov. 17, 2011

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    Green Bag luncheon on sustainable holiday ideas Nov. 16

    If you attend at least three Green Bag lunch events you will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. (iStock photo) The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon… Read More

    Nov. 14, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Green Bag Luncheon Series: “Backyard Composting”

    Watch video from the Green Bag Luncheon Series, “Backyard Composting,” which took place on Oct. 26. The presenters – Jeffrey Ezell of Metro Beautification & Environment Commission and Emily Thompson of All Seasons Gardening & Brewing Supply Company – demonstrated the basics of composting, starting your own pile, and vermicomposting. The… Read More

    Oct. 27, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Van Jones: “Rebuild the American Dream: Green Jobs and Beyond”

    Watch video of Van Jones, a pioneering leader in the clean-energy movement and author of The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, speaking at Vanderbilt University Oct. 19. Jones’ talk, “Rebuild the American Dream: Green Jobs and Beyond,” is the 2011 Harry C. Howard… Read More

    Oct. 20, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Green Bag Luncheon Series kicks off Sept. 21 with fresh foods demonstration, tasting

    Yearlong series will address current sustainability topics Using fresh food items from the Vanderbilt Farmers' Market will be the first topic in the Green Bag Luncheon Series, which kicks off Sept. 21. (Vanderbilt University) Starting this month, Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American… Read More

    Sep. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Curb Scholars, Creative Campus residential fellows flex imagination on Rube Goldberg machines

    Vanderbilt’s Curb Scholars and Creative Campus residential fellows convened for a creative practice opening retreat Aug. 19 at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center. Read More

    Aug. 25, 2011

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    Sustainability theme to mark Vanderbilt 2011-12 academic year

    Issues of sustainability will be incorporated into many phases of the coming academic year at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Aug. 11, 2011

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    It’s All Connected

    The Sustainability Project sparks a campus dialogue  about our relationship with the environment and commitment to its future (Neil Brake/Vanderbilt)       Bangladesh, in South Asia, is a flat, low-lying land situated between the melting snowcaps of the Himalayas… Read More

    Aug. 1, 2011