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Are you the greenest Commodore on campus?

Feb. 4, 2020—Are you the greenest Commodore on campus? Tag FutureVU Sustainability on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with a picture or video of what you do to make campus more sustainable before Feb. 14 for a chance to win a private suite catered with Chick-fil-A for 20 friends at the Vanderbilt vs. Missouri men’s basketball game on Feb. 26. 

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George to oversee university’s environmental health and safety function

Jan. 31, 2020—Andrea George, director of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, has been appointed director of Environmental Health and Safety for the university. In this expanded role, she will oversee environmental, health and safety management services for university research and continue to oversee campus sustainability efforts, which remain a top priority for the university.

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Annual report on campus sustainability efforts now available

Jan. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 7 percent per square foot compared to FY17-18, and 18.5 percent compared to calendar year 2016. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by FutureVU Sustainability in the Division of Administration.

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Join FutureVU Sustainability Leaders and help foster a sustainable campus

Jan. 15, 2020—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office is launching a new program—Sustainability Leaders—to improve sustainability outcomes on campus through culture change, education and the facilitation of actionable goals.

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Vanderbilt University commits to achieving zero waste goal by 2030

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt has announced its commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030 as part of the university’s comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and drive positive change in the world.

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Make Move-In Earth-friendly with the VU Cardboard Crew and FutureVU Sustainability

Aug. 11, 2019—The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam and plastic film wrapping during this year’s Move-In, and FutureVU Sustainability will host booths at the upcoming student resource fairs sharing tips on how students can minimize waste and recycle as they return to campus.

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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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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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Are you the greenest group on campus?

Jan. 25, 2018—Waste Management, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, and Vanderbilt Athletics present the 2018 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition in search of this year’s greenest group on campus.

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Vanderbilt donates office supplies to local charity

Jan. 10, 2018—As offices across Vanderbilt’s campus go more fully digital, they have found themselves with a surplus of physical office supplies. The university recently donated some of these extras to LP Pencil Box, a nonprofit that distributes donated office supplies to Metro Nashville Public Schools.

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 18, 2017—Remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over the holidays. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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SustainVU shares holiday ‘greening’ tips

Dec. 8, 2017—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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