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Vanderbilt outlines major plans to reduce environmental footprint

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University unveiled a comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint in part by powering its campus entirely through renewable energy, putting the university on track to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Campus collaboration inspires children to create sustainable art

Mar. 8, 2019—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office partnered with the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center to judge an “upcycled" art contest for VCFC students ages 1 through 5. 

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SEMO in search of ‘greenest’ group on campus

Jan. 22, 2019—Waste Management Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Vanderbilt Athletics are looking for the greenest group on campus for this year’s Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition.

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Applications now being accepted for Vanderbilt Green Fund projects

Jan. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt Green Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 projects that aspire to make Vanderbilt more environmentally friendly. The deadline for applications is Jan. 21.

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Tips for greening your holiday season

Dec. 10, 2018—Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year.

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Controls Group wins 2018 football ‘greenest group on campus’ award

Nov. 30, 2018—The Facilities department’s Controls Group has been named winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt football sustainability competition.

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Vanderbilt ranked 21st among top ‘green’ colleges and universities

Oct. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.

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2018 Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability

Oct. 23, 2018—The fifth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, Oct. 28–Nov. 3, will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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Sustainability contest seeks to find ‘greenest group’ on campus

Sep. 29, 2018—The “greenest group” will win a catered VIP hospitality event, 25 tickets to the Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss football game, and on-field recognition during the game on Nov. 17.

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Chancellor’s Charter explores sustainability across Nashville

Sep. 20, 2018—Faculty, staff and students joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos last week on a Chancellor’s Charter tour to explore sustainability, a fundamental FutureVU guiding principle and initiative.

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First sustainable, app-based VandyVans shelter launched

Aug. 27, 2018—Students can now follow their VandyVans route and van in real time at the new shelter located at the Hank Ingram stop near The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Remember to power down before the holiday

Jul. 2, 2018—Don’t forget to power down before leaving the office or home for the holiday week, especially with the hot temperatures.

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