Mar. 17, 2021—Charles E. Roos, a retired physics professor who built his department’s research in areas ranging from superconducting wire to recycling technology, has died. He was 93.
Feb. 5, 2021—Recycling and food waste collection bins will be added to the dining tents on Peabody Esplanade and Alumni Lawn beginning Feb. 9. In addition, in partnership with Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility, Campus Dining will provide all undergraduate students with a set of bamboo cutlery that is reusable, 100 percent biodegradable and sustainable.
Apr. 27, 2018—Just in time for student Move-Out and spring cleaning of offices, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded until May 12.
Oct. 13, 2017—The fourth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, Oct. 15–21, celebrates sustainability, natural-resource conservation and energy conservation through events with first-year students.
Aug. 11, 2017—Check out these tips for minimizing waste and recycling during Move-In.
Apr. 30, 2017—Jacques Cousteau said we protect what we love. I have been in love with nature—and aware of how precious it is—since the first Earth Day in 1970 when a group of ecologists took my first-grade class on a nature walk in a nearby park. Escaping the classroom into the relative wild, I looked at the...
Apr. 28, 2017—Just in time for student move-out and spring cleaning, Earth-friendly donation and recycling locations on campus are being expanded April 20 through May 13.
Mar. 14, 2017—Starting March 17, recycling on campus will begin switching over to dual-stream recycling, with plastic and aluminum combined in one container.
Mar. 7, 2017—In 2009 three friends and I co-founded Plastic Pollution Coalition at my dining room table, adding a fourth “R”—Refuse—to the traditional three: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Why “refuse”? Because disposable plastic is made from petroleum, is used for only brief periods and lasts forever, causing great harm to wildlife and humans.
Nov. 18, 2016—While most areas of campus will close for the upcoming Thanksgiving and winter holidays, some departments will offer limited service for students and employees who will be on campus during these times.
Nov. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office is seeking input on where additional outdoor recycling containers should be located across campus.
May. 24, 2016—For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt seniors could recycle their regalia following this year's Commencement.