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Cardboard recycling at Move In sets record

Sep. 17, 2014—Move In 2014 set a new record for cardboard recycling at Vanderbilt.

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Photos: Natural gas boilers installed at power plant

Jul. 15, 2014—Two massive natural gas boilers were installed at the Vanderbilt Power Plant July 12 as part of the university’s ongoing effort to convert the co-generation facility completely to natural gas.

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Vanderbilt’s trash collection vehicles become greener

Jul. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt’s waste and recycling vendor, Waste Management, has launched a new fleet of natural gas-powered trash collection vehicles that will reduce both air and noise pollution on campus.

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10 tips for saving energy at Vanderbilt this summer

Jun. 30, 2014—As temperatures climb into the 90s and higher this summer, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center.

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VU introduces improved paper recycling through Cintas partnership

Jun. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt recently renegotiated its contract with Cintas, Inc., resulting in lower costs and improved paper recycling options across the entire campus.

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‘Dump the pump’ June 19 and save money by riding public transit

Jun. 12, 2014—Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 19, by taking public transportation, such as an MTA bus or the Music City Star commuter train.

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Tips for reducing your summer travel impact

Jun. 10, 2014—Vacation season is here, and you can reduce your environmental impact - and save money - with these handy, sustainable travel tips.

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Learn about air quality at Walking Wednesdays event

Apr. 24, 2014—Steve Gild with Vanderbilt's Sustainability and Environmental Management Office will lead the walk and discuss air quality on Wednesday, April 30.

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Vanderbilt again included in ‘Princeton Review’ green colleges guide

Apr. 21, 2014—For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University has been included in "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014."

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Take advantage of Earth-friendly Move Out to donate, recycle

Apr. 17, 2014—With Earth-friendly Move Out for students occurring April 22–May 10, an increased number of donation and recycling locations that faculty and staff may also use will be available on campus. Learn how to share your Earth Day conservation efforts by reading more in the "Take Note" section.

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Show us your Earth Day conservation efforts

Apr. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office celebrated Earth Day a little early by organizing a “No Impact Week” April 14-18 on campus.

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Follow these tips to make your spring garden grow

Mar. 26, 2014—One of the best things about spring is the amazing assortment of flowers, trees and plants that bloom on campus. Vanderbilt landscapers and groundskeepers offer tips on making your own garden healthy and vibrant while leaving as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

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