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Green Bag Luncheon Series: Celebrating the holidays sustainably

Nov. 17, 2011—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project sponsored the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on November 16. Watch video of SEMO staff discussing unique and creative ways you can reduce the environmental impact of your home and office holiday celebrations. Contact: Kendra Abkowitz

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Green Bag luncheon on sustainable holiday ideas Nov. 16

Nov. 14, 2011—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Sarratt 189. Join SEMO staff for a presentation and discussion on unique and creative ways you can reduce the environmental impact...

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Green Bag Luncheon Series: “Backyard Composting”

Oct. 27, 2011—Watch video from the Green Bag Luncheon Series, “Backyard Composting,” which took place on Oct. 26. The presenters – Jeffrey Ezell of Metro Beautification & Environment Commission and Emily Thompson of All Seasons Gardening & Brewing Supply Company – demonstrated the basics of composting, starting your own pile, and vermicomposting. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office...

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Green Bag Luncheon Series kicks off Sept. 21 with fresh foods demonstration, tasting

Sep. 13, 2011—Yearlong series will address current sustainability topics Starting this month, Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project are sponsoring a Green Bag Luncheon Series that focuses on the environment and sustainability both at work and at home. This academic year-long educational series features informal lunchtime discussions and workshops, from sustainable...

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Reduce pollution on Air Quality Alert days and every day

Jul. 28, 2011—Throughout the hot summer days, air pollutant levels can rise, contributing to reduced lung function, wheezing, coughing and possibly triggering asthma attacks. Prior to heading out the door each day, be sure to check the Air Quality Index, especially if you have asthma or other breathing problems.

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Heat advisory means time to conserve energy

Jul. 12, 2011—There are many things you can do to save energy during the summer heat.

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Two Nashville juniors place third in national sustainability challenge

May. 26, 2011—Two members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer, finished third out of 24 finalists in the Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge, a national sustainability challenge. They will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt will receive a $500...

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Rand Hall improvements win 2011 Energy Management Achievement award

May. 2, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded the 2011 Energy Management Achievement award by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Center for Energy Efficiency at Middle Tennessee State University. The award recognized recent energy efficiency improvements to Rand Hall.  Plant Operations improved the heating and cooling system and upgraded the building...

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Have a clean spring: Add some green to your cleaning routine

Apr. 29, 2011—Now that spring is well underway and the weather is warmer, thoughts turn to freshening up your surroundings.  Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition, and can result in simplifying and organizing your home and/or office without impacting the environment by following some simple strategies. “Spring cleaning is a great time to think about your environmental...

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Commuting options save money, reduce pollution

Apr. 22, 2011—Almost 20 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions produced at Vanderbilt are from employees commuting to and from work. Combine that with gas prices on the rise, and many employees are exploring their commuting options. A Clean Air Fair focused on commuting was held on campus April 21. Employees could look over a Nissan Leaf,...

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