Mar. 26, 2021—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing will host “Green Recovery, Climate Solutions and a Just Transition,” a public webinar and discussion, on Thursday, April 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT. The free webinar, part of the Solve Climate by 2030 project, will feature youth involved in climate issues and leaders in conservation and sustainability, including Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain, who heads Vanderbilt’s FutureVU initiative.
Mar. 15, 2021—In preparation of an infrastructure and utility project planned for this summer in the historic core of campus near Kirkland Hall, Neely Auditorium and Benson Hall, hydro-drilling—a less invasive process using high-pressure water to dig—will occur at six to seven spot locations starting on Monday, March 22.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School has received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation and addition project that was completed in 2020. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, offers a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
Mar. 10, 2021—Owen Forward will present a half-day virtual conference on Monday, March 15, featuring Vanderbilt administrators, faculty and alumni in dialogue about sustainability leadership. “The Future of Sustainability” will begin at 12:15 p.m. CT and is open to the Vanderbilt community.
Parking lot to close permanently and VandyRide stop to move for Owen construction project, future Walk and Roll Loop
Feb. 26, 2021—Parking Lot 6B, between Grand Avenue and Scarritt Place off of 21st Avenue South, will close permanently on March 1 as a part of the Owen Graduate School of Management Capital Project.
Vanderbilt embarks on $55 million renovation and expansion project at the Owen Graduate School of Management
Feb. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will begin work on the renovation and expansion of Management Hall in March 2021. The estimated $55 million project will extend the business school’s space by 50 percent, encompassing a total of 48,000 square feet.
Feb. 17, 2021—Parking Lot 6B will close permanently on March 1 as a part of the Owen Graduate School of Management Capital Project. The closure is also in support of Vanderbilt’s FutureVU initiative to improve connectivity and enhance accessibility throughout campus while also achieving the university’s sustainability goals.
Jan. 29, 2021—A series of trans-institutional courses designed through the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is using Vanderbilt’s campus as a living lab, giving students—future historians, architects, archaeologists, curators and engineers among them—unique hands-on experiences.
Jan. 27, 2021—Transformations of the West End and Peabody neighborhoods, pioneering solar energy partnerships, improved recycling and more sustainable transportation choices are among the achievements outlined in the latest FutureVU progress report.
Jan. 27, 2021—New bicycle lanes on Jess Neely Drive and Vanderbilt Place are aimed at improving safety and rider experience on campus, and supporting Vanderbilt’s goal of increasing bike commuting and enhancing bike path infrastructure at the university.
Nov. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt University has been honored with a 2020 Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council for the institution’s achievements in green building and its commitment to creating a healthy, sustainable future.
Nov. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville, Tennessee, have announced a Green Invest partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service—a collaboration that will allow the region to take a bold step forward in expanding availability and access to renewable energy at a critical time in global efforts to address the threat of climate change.