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Power down before leaving for the holiday

Jun. 28, 2016—Let fireworks be the only thing lighting up the sky this holiday weekend.

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Vanderbilt awarded 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award

May. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt University is recipient of the 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award, presented jointly by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Commencement regalia recycled for the first time; gowns made of plastic bottles

May. 24, 2016—For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt seniors could recycle their regalia following this year's Commencement.

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Thanks to Vanderbilt, some hungry animals have a lucky Friday the 13th

May. 20, 2016—Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently enjoyed taking part in a bit of Vanderbilt tradition when the university donated strawberries left over from Commencement to the two organizations.

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Hawkins Field outfitted with energy-saving LED lights

Apr. 28, 2016—Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt’s national championship baseball team, has replaced all existing High-Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures on the field with fewer Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.

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Vanderbilt recycling up 500 percent since 2007

Apr. 21, 2016—Recycling increased by 15 percent from 2014 to 2015, now totaling 8.7 million pounds of materials per year—the same weight as 19 Statues of Liberty.

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Donation and recycling options expanded on campus April 25–May 14

Apr. 21, 2016—Just in time for student move out and spring cleaning your office or home, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 25 to May 14.

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WalkBike Vanderbilt promotes safe campus travel, plans walking tour

Feb. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt is now home to a new organization, WalkBike Vanderbilt, which is working to promote a more walkable and bikeable campus.

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Patel lab named ‘greenest group on campus’

Feb. 12, 2016—The lab of Maulik Patel, assistant professor of biological sciences and cell and developmental biology, has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition.

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Vanderbilt receives record donation from cartridge recycling

Feb. 10, 2016—The overall number of cartridges recycled, the recovery rate of cartridges, and donations made from recycling proceeds were at all-time highs in 2015, resulting in donations to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Susan Gray School, and the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund.

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Are you the greenest group on campus?

Jan. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt Athletics, the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Basketball Athletics Sustainability Competition.

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Power down and reduce waste over the holidays

Dec. 15, 2015—Before you leave campus for the holidays, please take a moment to shut off lights and appliances, unplug electronics and lower thermostats. Read on for more tips on how to make your holidays a little greener this year.

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