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.
Mar. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt students will learn how to access downtown Nashville by navigating the free public transportation resources available to them, as well as how to help reduce their carbon footprint, at a lunch-and-learn event on Thursday, March 28.
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.
Oct. 29, 2018—This event, hosted by VSG, SPEAR and the MTA, will inform students how best to utilize Metro Transit Authority resources around campus, specifically highlighting the routes most useful for students to and from popular destinations.
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.
Apr. 19, 2018—Bike Too VU is a Vanderbilt group working to establish a bike commuting mentoring program among faculty, staff, employees and students on campus, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mar. 14, 2018—Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor at Penn State whose work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change led to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.
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.
Oct. 6, 2017—In celebration of Campus Sustainability Month, join SustainVU for several sustainability-themed events in October.
Jan. 8, 2016—The Paris Climate Agreement is the subject of a lecture by a Columbia University law professor and a roundtable discussion to be introduced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Both events will be held at Vanderbilt Law School Jan. 13.
Mar. 23, 2015—A glimpse into the lives of four scholarship recipients shows not only how Opportunity Vanderbilt is empowering individuals, but how they are contributing to Vanderbilt, their communities and the world.
Nov. 12, 2014—Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility has been named winner of the 2014 football sustainability competition and can boast the title “greenest group on campus.”