Vanderbilt announces new collaboration to accelerate efforts to address its carbon footprint and tackle climate change
May. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt University today announced a new collaboration with the nonprofit organization Climate Vault that allows the university to address the full extent of its carbon footprint now, achieving carbon neutrality decades ahead of its initial goal. The new initiative will effectively remove carbon pollution permits from regulated carbon markets while simultaneously stimulating research into emerging carbon removal technologies.
Jan. 8, 2021—They’ve worked together for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of members open and running in the midst of a pandemic: Meet the team instrumental in leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan.
Jul. 17, 2020—Provost Susan R. Wente and the Faculty Senate will co-host a virtual town hall for faculty focused on classroom safety—including classroom protocols—on Monday, July 20. The live webinar from 11 a.m. to noon also will include a moderated question-and-answer session.
Feb. 28, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vanderbilt Law School lecturer Linda Breggin, a senior attorney with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and project director for the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, have been named co-chairs of the Nashville Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Jan. 31, 2020—Andrea George, director of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, has been appointed director of Environmental Health and Safety for the university. In this expanded role, she will oversee environmental, health and safety management services for university research and continue to oversee campus sustainability efforts, which remain a top priority for the university.
Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines on campus, saving more than 430,000 plastic bottles per year and over 1.7 million bottles during a graduating class’s four-year experience.
Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt leaders in the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and the Division of Administration are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of FutureVU, the university's land use planning initiative.
Oct. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.
Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report, which outlines the university's environmental impact in 2016.
Oct. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have dropped 11 percent in one year and 27 percent from their 2008 peak, according to an updated inventory of the university’s GHG emissions release by Vanderbilt Facilities.
May. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt University is recipient of the 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award, presented jointly by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Nov. 5, 2015—The League of American Bicyclists has named Vanderbilt University and Medical Center a Bicycle Friendly University for its efforts to create safe and convenient places for the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to ride and park bikes.