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University saves more than $200,000; Commons Center is Energy Bowl winner

Jan. 23, 2014—Energy conservation measures taken on the Vanderbilt campus during December’s Energy Bowl Challenge resulted in more than $200,000 in energy savings, according to Vanderbilt Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions down 19 percent since 2008

Oct. 23, 2013—Overall greenhouse gas emissions from the campus and medical center have decreased from 2005 to 2012, even though Vanderbilt has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars.

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VU achieves 60 percent increase in recycling

Sep. 28, 2013—The amount of materials recycled at Vanderbilt rose from 3 million pounds to 5 million pounds last year—that's a 60 percent increase.

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Vanderbilt featured in Princeton Review’s guide to ‘green’ colleges

Apr. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt has been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013.

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Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology named ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Nov. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology was the winner of the first Vanderbilt Athletics’ Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated their honor as the “Greenest Group on Campus” with a VIP tailgate, complimentary football tickets and on-field recognition at the Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee football game Nov. 17. Sam Santoro, chair of pathology, microbiology and immunology...

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Greenhouse gas emissions down 12 percent since 2008

Oct. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt releases updated report to mark Campus Sustainability Day Overall greenhouse gas emissions from Vanderbilt’s campus and medical center have decreased by 12 percent from an all-time high reached in 2008—and by 7 percent from 2005 to 2011—even though the institution has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars over the...

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Vanderbilt doubles on-campus electric vehicle charging capacity

Oct. 23, 2012—The Smart Modal Area Recharge Terminal, or SMART station, can accommodate 10 vehicles and joins five other stations scattered across the campus and medical center, bringing the total number of EV charging bays to 19.

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Vanderbilt achieves highest sustainability rating from ‘The Princeton Review’

Aug. 28, 2012—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.

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Campus publications becoming more sustainable

Aug. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s 2012-13 parking map will be the first campus publication to carry the Forest Stewardship Council TM (FSC) certified mark and will be printed on paper containing 50 percent recycled content and 30 percent post-consumer waste.

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Vanderbilt continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Oct. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University has decreased its greenhouse gas emissions per square foot by 18 percent since 2005 despite a 17 percent increase in square footage, according to a new report prepared by Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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It’s All Connected

Aug. 1, 2011—The Sustainability Project sparks a campus dialogue  about our relationship with the environment and commitment to its future       Bangladesh, in South Asia, is a flat, low-lying land situated between the melting snowcaps of the Himalayas and the rising waters of the Bay of Bengal. As the world warms due to climate change,...

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Two Nashville juniors place third in national sustainability challenge

May. 26, 2011—Two members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer, finished third out of 24 finalists in the Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge, a national sustainability challenge. They will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt will receive a $500...

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