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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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WilSkills named 2017 football ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Nov. 10, 2017—WilSkills, Vanderbilt’s student-led wilderness skills course, was named winner of the 2017 Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated its title of “Greenest Group on Campus” at the home football game Nov. 4.

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SustainVU: Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Oct. 27, 2017—Are energy vampires lurking around your home or office, tricking you into using extra energy? Find out which electronics are the culprits.

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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center earns LEED Silver certification

Oct. 18, 2017—The newest addition to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, the fieldhouse, has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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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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Rand Hall roof gets green update

Oct. 11, 2017—The roof, on the third floor of Rand outside the wall of windows and across from the Anchor, has been covered in trays containing sedum, a plant material. Watch a time lapse of the green roof installation.

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Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month with SEMO/SustainVU in October

Oct. 6, 2017—In celebration of Campus Sustainability Month, join SustainVU for several sustainability-themed events in October.

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