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Vanderbilt power plant exhaust stack demolition is complete

May. 21, 2015—The Vanderbilt power plant has a dramatic new look. Demolition of the brick exhaust stack, which once stretched more than 200 feet tall, is now complete.

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Expanded donation, recycling options available April 20-May 10

Apr. 15, 2015—Donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 20 to May 10, just in time for student move out and office spring-cleaning efforts.

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Vanderbilt celebrates end of coal, smokestack teardown

Apr. 13, 2015—University leaders, students, faculty and staff gathered in the shadow of the university power plant Thursday, April 9 to celebrate Vanderbilt’s conversion from coal to natural gas for its heating, cooling and electricity needs.

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Blakely Lab named Greenest Group on Campus

Feb. 11, 2015—The lab of Randy Blakely, Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, has been named winner of the 2015 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition.

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Energy conservation urged as temperatures plummet

Jan. 7, 2015—Plant Operations is asking the Vanderbilt community to take small steps for the rest of the week to help reduce pressure on the campus’ energy infrastructure during the current bout of extremely cold weather.

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Enter basketball sustainability challenge, win VIP treatment at upcoming game

Dec. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt Athletics, the 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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Vanderbilt power plant is now coal-free

Dec. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt's power plant now runs exclusively on natural gas.

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Sustainability experts: A dozen ways to go green for the holidays

Dec. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environment Management Office offers 12 steps that everyone can take to make the season a little greener.

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New locations for glass recycling available on campus

Dec. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has added six new glass recycling locations to the main campus this semester, bringing the total number to eight.

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SPEAR named greenest group on campus

Nov. 12, 2014—Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility has been named winner of the 2014 football sustainability competition and can boast the title “greenest group on campus.”

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VU donates 35 tons of wood chips to Radnor Lake

Oct. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt has donated five dumptruck loads, or 35 tons, of wood chips to Tennessee State Parks to be used on walking paths at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

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Are you the greenest group on campus?

Oct. 1, 2014—Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s football sustainability challenge.

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