Environment

  • Cumberland flowing through Nashville

    Sustaining Tennessee: Challenges and opportunities for making good decisions

    The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Memphis and the Tennessee Department of Health in a new report. Read More

    Sep. 17, 2012

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee sustainability report to be released Sept. 11

    The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt and other major Tennessee research institutions in a new report. Read More

    Sep. 6, 2012

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    Relevance of medieval water practices to today’s designs focus of talk

    James Wescoat, the Aga Khan Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will address “Water and Work in the Mughal Landscape” at 4:10 p.m. in Cohen Hall, Room 203. Read More

    Apr. 3, 2012

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    Listen: Vandy basketball fans encouraged to recycle

    (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) As SEC basketball heats up at Memorial Gym, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has an important reminder for fans. Please take advantage of the opportunity to use those green bins awaiting your discarded plastic cups and containers. Read More

    Jan. 5, 2012

  • Carbon footprint

    Vanderbilt continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    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. Read More

    Oct. 26, 2011

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    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

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    David Hess: “Building the Local Living Economy”

    Watch video from the October 5 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. David Hess, professor of sociology, spoke on “Building the Local Living Economy.” Two of the great problems facing our 21st-century world are the economic and environmental crises. Increasingly we see that proposed solutions link economic development with the… Read More

    Oct. 20, 2011

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    Pioneering activist for clean-energy economy to speak Oct. 19

    Clean-energy and human rights activist Van Jones will deliver the 2011 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 19 in Sarratt Cinema. His talk, “Rebuild the American Dream: Green Jobs and Beyond,” will be drawn largely from his book The Green Collar Economy. Read More

    Oct. 14, 2011

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    Noted photographer, environmental activist J Henry Fair talks ‘Industrial Scars’ March 1 at Vanderbilt University

      Operation at BP Macondo spill in Gulf of Mexico (photograph by J Henry Fair, 2010) Noted photographer and environmentalist J Henry Fair will give a talk on and do a slide presentation of images from “Industrial Scars,” his exploration of the detritus of consumer society through large-scale aerial… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2011

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    Listen: Go green for Valentine’s celebration

    Flowers, sweets and time spent with a special someone are great Valentine’s traditions, but the Vanderbilt University Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has suggestions for protecting the earth while you celebrate. Read More

    Feb. 11, 2011

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    Listen: Recycle during basketball games

    Recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball games  continues for the second year, thanks to a partnership between the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Athletics. Sporting events provide the opportunity to recycle much material that otherwise ends up in local landfills, according to Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator,… Read More

    Dec. 31, 2010

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    Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

    One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner. Read More

    Dec. 17, 2010