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Behavioral science models can help identify the greenest dietary changes

Aug. 9, 2019—Spreading the gospel of veggie-only diets may not be the most effective way to help reduce overall, food-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new model based on behavioral science. In new commentary published Aug. 9 in Nature Sustainability, Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, examines the importance of including realistic examples...

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions drop 12 percent, new sustainability report shows

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt leaders in the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and the Division of Administration are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of FutureVU, the university's land use planning initiative.

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BlueSky energy visioning session lays foundation for carbon footprint reduction

Apr. 4, 2018—Nearly 50 people attended Vanderbilt's first BlueSky visioning session March 26-27 to generate bold and creative approaches for reducing the university's carbon footprint.

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report, which outlines the university's environmental impact in 2016.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down 11 percent in one year

Oct. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have dropped 11 percent in one year and 27 percent from their 2008 peak, according to an updated inventory of the university’s GHG emissions release by Vanderbilt Facilities.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down 27 percent per person

Oct. 22, 2014—Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by more than 27 percent per person on campus and by 35 percent per research dollar since 2005.

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Use water at ‘comfortable’ temperature to wash hands and fight global warming

Dec. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers say to take down the water temperature a degree or two when washing your hands to help battle global warming.

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Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions down 19 percent since 2008

Oct. 23, 2013—Overall greenhouse gas emissions from the campus and medical center have decreased from 2005 to 2012, even though Vanderbilt has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars.

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Infographic: Sustainability efforts creating a greener Vanderbilt

Mar. 4, 2013—Since 2008, Vanderbilt has made significant strides in sustainability, such as expanding recycling, retrofitting facilities for greater energy efficiency, and educating faculty, staff and students.

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Greenhouse gas emissions down 12 percent since 2008

Oct. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt releases updated report to mark Campus Sustainability Day Overall greenhouse gas emissions from Vanderbilt’s campus and medical center have decreased by 12 percent from an all-time high reached in 2008—and by 7 percent from 2005 to 2011—even though the institution has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars over the...

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Vanderbilt continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Oct. 26, 2011—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.

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Vanderbilt University receives ‘A’ rating on new report ranking the top 50 national universities on environmental and social transparency

Apr. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University received an “A” rating and was one of the top five universities recognized in a recently released analysis of environmental and social sustainability transparency. Using data collected during the spring of 2010 from university websites and other voluntary reporting initiatives, the Roberts Environmental Center (REC) at Claremont McKenna College analyzed the 50 top...

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