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First-year student project creates better signs for navigating Stevenson Center

Oct. 23, 2013—Every freshman feels a little lost navigating a new campus, but for those assigned to a class in Vanderbilt’s Stevenson Center, “lost” can take on a whole new meaning.

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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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Kirkland clock repairs nearing completion

Sep. 4, 2013—The bell inside the Kirkland Hall tower will fall silent Sept. 4 and 5 as long-awaited repairs are made to the tower’s clock, which stopped keeping time in mid-June.

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Green Lights program will monitor Commons’ energy use

Sep. 3, 2013—New Green Lights screens at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will display real-time energy use for each residence hall and tell students if the building is meeting its pre-determined energy savings goal.

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Bid on sailboat in sealed auction by Sept. 13

Aug. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt Plant Services’ storage and surplus warehouse is holding an online sealed-bid auction of a used sailboat.

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Accessibility improvements make navigating campus easier, safer

Aug. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt Plant Operations and Campus Planning have recently completed several projects aimed at improving accessibility on campus.

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After 47 years, Kirkland clock winds down

Jun. 19, 2013—Eagle-eyed observers and those used to telling time by a campus landmark were the first to notice that something was amiss: The clock atop Kirkland Hall’s tower stopped keeping time last week.

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As the weather gets hot, practice these tips to conserve energy

Jun. 13, 2013—As one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center.

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Science and math students take ‘green’ campus tour

Apr. 26, 2013—On April 8, first-year students in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) participated in the annual “Earth, Wind and Fire” tour to learn about energy production and the sustainable features of Vanderbilt’s campus. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Plant Operations act as hosts each year.

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Humane dispersal of roosting crows continues through Friday

Dec. 19, 2012—Plant Operations is implementing distress calls and other noisemakers this week in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus. As in previous years, humane methods of dispersal are being used to frighten the birds away without causing harm. The dispersal efforts are scheduled to continue through Friday, Dec. 21. The noise can be heard...

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Auction features 2010 Jetta now through Jan. 3

Dec. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt Plant Services’ storage and surplus warehouse is holding an online sealed-bid auction of a used, as-is vehicle—a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. The minimum bid is $17,000. The auction takes place NOW through Jan. 3, 2013. This auction is open to Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students as well as the general public. To see a photo...

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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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