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Kopstain, Breggin to co-chair Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee

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. 

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Wente, Kopstain launch new Sustainability Advisory Council

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt has established a new Sustainability Advisory Council to guide and support the university’s progress toward its comprehensive long-term sustainability strategy. The council will include students, staff and faculty selected by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain.

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Transportation and Mobility Office to host MoveVU open houses; first session Feb. 26

Feb. 12, 2020—Those who wish to learn more about Vanderbilt’s transportation and mobility efforts are invited to attend a series of MoveVU open house sessions this spring.

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Work near intersection of Edgehill and 19th avenues to begin in February

Feb. 10, 2020—Work is planned near the intersection of Edgehill Avenue and 19th Avenue later this month due to infrastructure upgrades in the Peabody Neighborhood. The plan will allow for both 19th and Edgehill avenues to remain open during the work, with periodic single-lane closures.

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Vanderbilt to develop plans for new on-campus university residence as part of FutureVU

Feb. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University is developing plans for a potential new university residence to serve as home to future chancellors and as a gathering space for the university community. The plans are part of Vanderbilt’s FutureVU land use framework and would represent a return to the historical tradition of Vanderbilt’s chancellors living on campus.

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Vanderbilt launches new hub to encourage sustainable commute options

Feb. 3, 2020—The Transportation and Mobility Office has launched the MoveVU Commute Hub as a one-stop commuter information resource for the Vanderbilt community. The Commute Hub, which includes a new app and website that tracks users’ commuting behavior, allows Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students to better understand their commute options beyond driving alone.

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Blasting, line drilling begins in West End Neighborhood

Feb. 3, 2020—Line drilling in the West End Neighborhood is currently underway and expected to continue for approximately three months, and blasting for Residential College B is tentatively set to begin the week of Feb. 17.

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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in latest newsletter

Feb. 3, 2020—The new Transit Hub, located west of Rand/Sarratt, is partially open and set to be completed in early February. The Facilities Department is hosting a series of town halls for the Vanderbilt community to voice their concerns, ask questions and learn more about the West End Neighborhood project. The next town hall is at 5 p.m. March 12 in the Carmichael Towers East Lounge.

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Learn about latest construction progress in Peabody Neighborhood newsletter

Jan. 31, 2020—Read about recent milestones, upcoming construction work and major installation projects in the January 2020 edition of the Peabody Neighborhood e-newsletter.

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7 changes to transportation and mobility on campus you should know      

Jan. 24, 2020—With the spring semester well underway, you might not know about some of the changes happening with transportation and mobility on campus this academic year. Here are seven changes you should know as you travel around campus and the city. 

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7 changes to transportation and mobility on campus you should know      

Jan. 24, 2020—With the spring semester well underway, you might not know about some of the changes happening with transportation and mobility on campus this academic year. While most of these new features directly affect students, Vanderbilt faculty and staff can take advantage of some of them as well.

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Vanderbilt commits to first-of-its-kind renewable energy partnership with TVA, NES

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.

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