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Donation, recycling options expanded for Earth Friendly Move-Out

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.

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Annual Commons Unplugged Week celebrates sustainability Oct. 15–21

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.

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Check out these tips for an Earth-friendly Move-In experience

Aug. 11, 2017—Check out these tips for minimizing waste and recycling during Move-In.

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Message in a Bottle: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—and Refuse

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...

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Expanded, Earth-friendly donation and recycling options offered for Move Out

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.

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Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day with VU’s new recycling system

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.

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Message in a Bottle: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—and Refuse

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.

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Some campus services available during upcoming holidays

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.

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Where would you like to see more outdoor recycling containers?

Nov. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office is seeking input on where additional outdoor recycling containers should be located across campus.

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Commencement regalia recycled for the first time; gowns made of plastic bottles

May. 24, 2016—For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt seniors could recycle their regalia following this year's Commencement.

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Vanderbilt recycling up 500 percent since 2007

Apr. 21, 2016—Recycling increased by 15 percent from 2014 to 2015, now totaling 8.7 million pounds of materials per year—the same weight as 19 Statues of Liberty.

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Donation and recycling options expanded on campus April 25–May 14

Apr. 21, 2016—Just in time for student move out and spring cleaning your office or home, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 25 to May 14.

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