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University Web Communications named greenest group on campus

Nov. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt Web Communications was the winner of this year’s football sustainability competition and was named the “greenest group on campus” for the football season.

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Green the season: Holiday waste reduction tips

Nov. 12, 2015—In honor of America Recycles Day, celebrated each year on Nov. 15, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has some tips for reducing waste and making your holiday season more sustainable.

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Alumni Hall earns LEED Gold certification

Nov. 10, 2015—Alumni Hall has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its recent renovation and addition.

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Vanderbilt designated a Bicycle Friendly University

Nov. 5, 2015—The League of American Bicyclists has named Vanderbilt University and Medical Center a Bicycle Friendly University for its efforts to create safe and convenient places for the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to ride and park bikes.

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Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Oct. 26, 2015—As little ghosts and ghouls prepare to come out in search of Halloween treats, be sure you don’t have any silent menaces lurking around your office or home tricking you into using more energy.

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Learn about climate fiction at Green Forum Oct. 29

Oct. 21, 2015—The second annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week—scheduled for Oct. 25–31—will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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Vanderbilt recycling up 430 percent since 2007

Oct. 13, 2015—Recycling on campus increased by 25 percent from 2013 to 2014 and now totals 7.4 million pounds of materials—the same weight as 10 fully loaded Boeing 747s.

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October marks Campus Sustainability, Energy Awareness months

Oct. 7, 2015—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office will celebrate two month-long events in October: Campus Sustainability Month and Energy Awareness Month.

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Are you the ‘greenest group on campus’?

Sep. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt Athletics, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Football Athletics Sustainability Competition.

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NACUBO members tour campus sustainability features

Jul. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt University played host Monday to about 100 members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, which held its annual meeting in Nashville July 18-21.

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holiday

Jun. 30, 2015—Remember to power down before you leave the office for an extended period over the July Fourth holiday. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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Unclaimed campus bikes donated to neighborhood youth organization

Jun. 2, 2015—Youth in a neighborhood near Vanderbilt will benefit from a donation of campus bicycles that went unclaimed last academic year.

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