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Sustainability and environmental management office

Commodore fans can tackle recycling at home football games

Aug. 28, 2012—Recycling will be available at Vanderbilt football’s season opener against South Carolina Aug. 30 and at all home games this year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Athletics are teaming up to collect plastic, aluminum cans and cardboard again this season. In addition, Vanderbilt is...

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Vanderbilt achieves highest sustainability rating from ‘The Princeton Review’

Aug. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University has been named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll by "The Princeton Review." Vanderbilt was one of only 21 universities nationwide to receive the publication's highest possible green rating.

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Campus publications becoming more sustainable

Aug. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s 2012-13 parking map will be the first campus publication to carry the Forest Stewardship Council TM (FSC) certified mark and will be printed on paper containing 50 percent recycled content and 30 percent post-consumer waste.

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Save money, stay healthy with the EPA’s energy reducing tips

Jul. 11, 2012—With summer in full swing and air conditioners blasting, it’s important to keep your health and the environment in mind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its list of 15 Hot Tips for a Cool Summer both at home and at work. The list includes ways to save money, reduce energy usage, remain healthy...

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Vanderbilt’s energy conservation efforts pay off during heat wave

Jul. 5, 2012—When Nashville temperatures soared to an all-time high last Friday, the Vanderbilt campus kept its cool, thanks in part to low humidity as well as the long-term energy conservation efforts of administrators and the ready response of Vanderbilt employees. Even though the thermometer reached a record 109 degrees June 29, the university’s total electrical consumption...

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Vanderbilt, two others receive grant to support student fellowships in sustainability

Jun. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt and two other universities will share a $75,000 grant from the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation to support student fellowships in community sustainability, research and service. The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Partners Program will include a total of six undergraduate students, two each from Vanderbilt, Duke and Furman universities. Each fellowship is worth $8,000, and...

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Soaring temperatures mean it’s time to conserve energy

Jun. 27, 2012—As the weekend approaches, temperatures across the South are expected to soar to 100 degrees or higher. As one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center. Slight modifications to energy use patterns...

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Green Bag Luncheon to introduce sustainability discussion groups April 18

Apr. 11, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the eighth and final installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Sarratt 189. Join Rebecca Selove (Peabody ’84) and her husband John Patrick, Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) ambassadors, for an introduction...

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Shade Grown will celebrate the environment April 18

Apr. 11, 2012—To celebrate Earth Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining Services and the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, will host Shade Grown, a coffee house and open mic night at The Commons Center dining hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Shade Grown will be an evening...

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Shade Grown will celebrate the environment through poetry, song and performance

Apr. 3, 2012—To celebrate Earth Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining Services and the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, will host Shade Grown, a coffee house and open mic night at The Commons Center dining hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Shade Grown will be an evening...

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Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

Mar. 23, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look at rain barrels, storm water management and pollution prevention as they relate to...

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World Water Day examines relationship between water and food security

Mar. 21, 2012—Have you ever thought about where the water you drink, cook with or bathe in comes from? Access to clean water is central to our well-being. It is a critical resource necessary for survival, contributing to human health, nourishment, irrigation and transportation. When we turn on the faucet or shower or flush a toilet, we...

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