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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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Follow these tips to make your spring garden grow

Mar. 26, 2014—One of the best things about spring is the amazing assortment of flowers, trees and plants that bloom on campus. Vanderbilt landscapers and groundskeepers offer tips on making your own garden healthy and vibrant while leaving as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

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Practice these tips for World Water Day

Mar. 19, 2014—“Water and Energy” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day, March 22. Vanderbilt has many ongoing water conservation projects that not only reduce water consumption, but also decrease energy usage.

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Get gardening tips from the Vanderbilt grounds team March 20

Mar. 12, 2014—Join Bill Randles and Laura Barker of the Vanderbilt Plant Ops grounds maintenance team for “Gardening 101: Growing Your Own Vegetables” on Thursday, March 20. The talk is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Demonstration Kitchen. Learn how to start a vegetable garden, including tips for soil preparation, seeding...

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Dean of libraries featured at February USAC meeting – watch video

Feb. 28, 2014—Minutes from the University Staff Advisory Council’s Feb. 11 meeting are now available online on the USAC website. (Meeting minutes are published approximately one week after the council convenes.) Dean of Libraries Connie Vinita Dowell was the featured guest speaker for February. She discussed how the Vanderbilt libraries fit into the larger university picture, and...

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Catch cooking demos in March

Feb. 25, 2014—Several Vandy Cooks events are scheduled in March as part of National Nutrition Month and Health Plus’ Count on Your Heart program. The events are sponsored by Health Plus and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Vandy Cooks with Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, LDN and author of Schedule Me Skinny Thursday, March 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Vanderbilt...

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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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Make small changes for better health; Watch Vandy cooks in action

Feb. 18, 2014—March is the second month of the Health Plus Count on Your Heart Program. During the month, participate in the Make a Small Change Challenge and commit to making one small change each week. Choose from simple actions that will help you get active, eat better and be mindful. Register to participate by clicking here. Each week,...

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University saves more than $200,000; Commons Center is Energy Bowl winner

Jan. 23, 2014—Energy conservation measures taken on the Vanderbilt campus during December’s Energy Bowl Challenge resulted in more than $200,000 in energy savings, according to Vanderbilt Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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University to reduce energy consumption due to extreme cold

Jan. 23, 2014—As the weekend approaches, extreme cold temperatures are forecast for the Middle Tennessee area. As a result, various public utilities have asked that Vanderbilt University reduce its energy consumption to prevent strain on the power grid. The university will comply with this request by reducing heat to certain common areas of university buildings during the...

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Reminder: Join the Energy Bowl Challenge to win a pizza party

Dec. 20, 2013—The University Central building that reduces its energy consumption by the greatest percentage over winter break will win a pizza party.

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University staff: Take the Energy Bowl Challenge to conserve energy (and win pizza!)

Dec. 12, 2013—The university building that reduces its energy consumption by the highest percentage—compared to this time last year—will win a pizza party of up to 20 pies.

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