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New task force to aid in development of accessibility and inclusion strategies for land use planning initiative

Aug. 28, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain has named an Advisory Accessibility Task Force to help develop accessibility and inclusion plans related to campus land-use strategies.

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Comprehensive campus accessibility project underway

May. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt Facilities is in the process of examining accessibility features on campus, with the long-term goal of making indoor and outdoor areas accessible and inclusive for all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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Humane dispersal of roosting birds is underway

Jan. 27, 2017—Sounds of fireworks and flashing light will fill the air a couple of times each day beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, as Vanderbilt undertakes its latest effort to drive roosting birds from campus.

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Aspirnauts visit Vanderbilt power plant

Apr. 21, 2016—More than 50 eighth-graders from Springfield Middle School toured the Vanderbilt power plant April 5 as part of the Aspirnaut Program, a partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and rural K-12 schools to help recruit and develop the science, technology, engineering and math workforce of the future.

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Humane dispersal of roosting birds begins Feb. 11

Feb. 5, 2016—Sounds of fireworks and flashing light will fill the air a couple of times each day beginning Thursday, Feb. 11, as Vanderbilt undertakes its latest effort to drive roosting birds from campus.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down almost 30 percent per square foot since 2005

Oct. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18 percent from its peak in 2008 and by 13 percent overall from calendar years 2005 to 2014, according to the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office’s latest GHG inventory.

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Vanderbilt celebrates end of coal, smokestack teardown

Apr. 13, 2015—University leaders, students, faculty and staff gathered in the shadow of the university power plant Thursday, April 9 to celebrate Vanderbilt’s conversion from coal to natural gas for its heating, cooling and electricity needs.

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Media Advisory: Chancellor Zeppos, senior administrators celebrate the end of coal power, demolition of iconic smokestack April 9

Apr. 7, 2015—On the eve of the demolition of the plant’s iconic smokestack, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will speak at a celebration of the conversion on Thursday, April 9, at 4:10 p.m.

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Employees step up to battle winter weather on campus

Feb. 20, 2015—A storm coating the Vanderbilt campus with ice and snow means extra work for Vanderbilt Plant Operations employees, who say they're more than up to the challenge.

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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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Learn how Vanderbilt works at Plant Operations University

Apr. 18, 2014—Plant Operations University is a six-week, 12-hour overview of how Vanderbilt works—literally.

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Vanderbilt named Recycler of the Year

Feb. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been recognized by the Tennessee Recycling Coalition as the 2013 Nonprofit Recycler of the Year and for having the 2013 Recycling Video of the Year in the higher education category.

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