Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines on campus, saving more than 430,000 plastic bottles per year and over 1.7 million bottles during a graduating class’s four-year experience.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 30, 2018—The Facilities department’s Controls Group has been named winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt football sustainability competition.
Oct. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.
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.
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.
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.
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.