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    Dining tents to include sustainability features this spring

    Recycling and food waste collection bins will be added to the dining tents on Peabody Esplanade and Alumni Lawn beginning Feb. 9. In addition, in partnership with Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility, Campus Dining will provide all undergraduate students with a set of bamboo cutlery that is reusable, 100 percent biodegradable and sustainable. Read More

    Feb 5, 2021

  • Vanderbilt Dining has recently installed an Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative machine at Rand Dining Center. (Vanderbilt University)

    Vanderbilt Campus Dining focuses on sustainability

    Vanderbilt Campus Dining has implemented several initiatives in recent months that will lessen the university’s environmental impact and enhance its overall dining program. Read More

    Jan 10, 2018

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    ‘Fall Gardening and Composting’ at VRWC Aug. 10

    The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center presents “Fall Gardening and Composting” with Ryan Cooper, an irrigation specialist with the Vanderbilt Grounds department, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the VRWC teaching kitchen. The talk is part of the Life Phase Series. Read More

    Jul 6, 2017

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    Composting efforts restore balance, help campus trees thrive

    The Vanderbilt campus is home to more than 7,500 trees – that adds up to a lot of leaves. But did you know that Vanderbilt Plant Operations’ grounds program has been harnessing nature’s own processes to help trees on campus weather the record heat this summer? Plant… Read More

    Jul 25, 2012

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    Compostable to-go containers offered at Rand

    Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Dining Vanderbilt Dining will offer compostable, earth-friendly to-go containers at Rand Dining Center and Chef James Bistro. The biocompostable containers are made from sugarcane and wheat straw stalks – both renewable resources – and will biodegrade in 30… Read More

    May 29, 2012

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    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