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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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Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

Mar. 19, 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...

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Time is winding down on Recyclemania challenge

Mar. 8, 2012—With recycling bins in most hallways and break rooms throughout Vanderbilt’s campus, it’s easier than ever to “pitch in.” Doing so through the end of March will help Vanderbilt’s standings in the annual Recyclemania challenge. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It has since grown into an international...

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Green Bag Luncheon Series: Green Spring Cleaning

Mar. 1, 2012—Watch video of the the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series that took place on Wednesday, February 29, sponsored by Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project. Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas gives an up-close look at the chemicals in conventional cleaners, ways to minimize your toxic load while cleaning, what...

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Vanderbilt Printing Services to become FSC certified

Feb. 28, 2012—Tom Fox, director of Vanderbilt University Printing Services, has announced that his facility has begun the process of becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certified. Upon completion of the work to implement the FSC rules and procedures within the organization, VUPS will be able to provide FSC-certified printed matter to any customers desiring their orders...

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Vanderbilt campus expands plastics recycling

Feb. 28, 2012—Just in time for a strong finish in RecycleMania, the Vanderbilt campus recycling program is expanding plastics recycling to include all plastic containers. Previous recycling vendor restrictions only allowed for the recycling of plastic bottles with resin codes 1 and 2 on Vanderbilt’s main academic campus and student areas. The campus recycling program could not recycle...

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Feb. 29 Green Bag luncheon to focus on green spring cleaning

Feb. 23, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, in Sarratt 189. Join Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas for an up-close look at the chemicals in conventional cleaners, ways to minimize your...

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‘Pitch in’ for RecycleMania during February and March

Feb. 7, 2012—With recycling bins in most hallways and break rooms throughout Vanderbilt’s campus, it’s easier than ever to “pitch in.” RecycleMania, an intercollegiate competition that encourages participation in recycling, provides extra incentive to recycle during the months of February and March. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It has since...

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‘Pitch in’ for RecycleMania during February and March

Feb. 2, 2012—With recycling bins in most hallways and break rooms throughout Vanderbilt’s campus, it’s easier than ever to “pitch in.” RecycleMania, an intercollegiate competition that encourages participation in recycling, provides extra incentive to recycle during the months of February and March. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It...

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Green Bag Luncheon Series: Sustainable food choices offered by VU Dining; Cooking with herbs

Jan. 26, 2012—Watch Suzanne Herron of VU Dining discussing sustainable food options offered in dining establishments on campus. The second half of the program featured Stacey Kendrick of Health Plus presenting healthy recipes  that incorporate fresh herbs, taste delicious and are easy for you to make at home. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project sponsored the fifth installment of...

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Listen: Stay green over the holidays

Dec. 20, 2011—  Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener.                          ...

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Green Bag Luncheon Series: Utility Savings at Home and at Work

Dec. 12, 2011—Watch the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project‘s Dec. 7 installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series. Dave Parker, green building consultant and LEED AP, discusses easy and efficient ways to save energy, water and money in both your home and office environments.

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