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Vanderbilt sustainability groups to help bring ‘green’ education to MNPS students next spring

Oct. 13, 2015—SustainVU, the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach and Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science are subgrant recipients of a $91,000, two-year EPA grant to Nashville’s Urban Green Lab to deliver hands-on science and sustainability education to Nashville middle- and high-schoolers.

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Save the Date: Clean Power Plan discussion May 18-19

Mar. 27, 2015—Hear from policymakers, scholars and practitioners on the health, energy demand and economic effects of the EPA’s developing Clean Power Plan.

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Touted benefits of new EPA emissions limits may be misleading

Jul. 9, 2014—A Vanderbilt researcher says the EPA is being too expansive in how it measures carbon dioxide emissions.

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Vanderbilt scores big in Game Day Challenge

Feb. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt scored big in the 2012 Game Day Recycling Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Pitch in at the EPA Gameday Challenge Oct. 20

Oct. 11, 2012—This month dozens of colleges across the country will participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s third year in a row taking the challenge. Last year, participating schools diverted nearly half a million pounds of waste from local landfills, and Vanderbilt ranked in the Top 10 in NCAA division one schools in the...

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Spinach power gets a major boost

Sep. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion thatproduces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.

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New federal energy regulations flawed: Vanderbilt researcher

Jul. 17, 2012—New and proposed federal energy-efficient standards for automobiles, clothes dryers, air conditioners and light bulbs make unfair assumptions about the rationality of consumers, said researchers from Vanderbilt University and the Brookings Institution.

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Senior design team wins $90K EPA grant for spinach-powered solar cell

Apr. 25, 2012—At the Eighth Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, a team of Vanderbilt engineering seniors won the Marketplace Innovation Award, Student Choice Award and a $90,000 Phase II grant from the EPA for a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes expensive silicon wafers with a protein derived from spinach.

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Engineering team demos spinach-powered solar cell at EPA competition

Apr. 20, 2012—Five Vanderbilt engineering seniors will be on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., April 21-23 to demonstrate a solar panel that uses spinach to capture and convert the sun’s energy to electricity.

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Vanderbilt takes the EPA Game Day Challenge during the Vanderbilt-Arkansas game Oct. 29

Oct. 27, 2011—Fans attending the Vanderbilt-Arkansas football game at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday are encouraged to get caught “green-handed” as Vanderbilt takes the EPA’s Game Day Challenge.

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2525 West End earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR for energy efficiency

May. 17, 2010— The 2525 West End office building has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® for the eighth consecutive year, indicating that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

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