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Practice these tips for World Water Day

Mar. 19, 2014—“Water and Energy” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day, March 22. Vanderbilt has many ongoing water conservation projects that not only reduce water consumption, but also decrease energy usage.

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Vanderbilt named Recycler of the Year

Feb. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been recognized by the Tennessee Recycling Coalition as the 2013 Nonprofit Recycler of the Year and for having the 2013 Recycling Video of the Year in the higher education category.

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School for Science and Math named ‘greenest group on campus’

Feb. 17, 2014—The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt celebrated its title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M basketball game Feb. 15.

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University saves more than $200,000; Commons Center is Energy Bowl winner

Jan. 23, 2014—Energy conservation measures taken on the Vanderbilt campus during December’s Energy Bowl Challenge resulted in more than $200,000 in energy savings, according to Vanderbilt Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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Enter basketball sustainability challenge, win VIP treatment at upcoming game

Jan. 2, 2014—Your group could win a catered in-game VIP hospitality event, tickets for 20 people, a signed premium item and on-court recognition at the Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M men’s basketball game on Feb. 15.

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Reminder: Join the Energy Bowl Challenge to win a pizza party

Dec. 20, 2013—The University Central building that reduces its energy consumption by the greatest percentage over winter break will win a pizza party.

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining named ‘greenest group on campus’

Nov. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt Campus Dining was the grand-prize winner in this year's Game Day Recycling Challenge and will be recognized at the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky football game Nov. 16.

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Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions down 19 percent since 2008

Oct. 23, 2013—Overall greenhouse gas emissions from the campus and medical center have decreased from 2005 to 2012, even though Vanderbilt has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars.

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Anchor down and tackle recycling at 2013 Game Day Recycling Challenge

Oct. 8, 2013—For the fourth consecutive year, Vanderbilt will participate in the Game Day Recycling Challenge Oct. 19 at the Commodores’ home football game against Georgia.

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VU achieves 60 percent increase in recycling

Sep. 28, 2013—The amount of materials recycled at Vanderbilt rose from 3 million pounds to 5 million pounds last year—that's a 60 percent increase.

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Be the greenest group on campus and win a VIP football tailgate

Sep. 11, 2013—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 Athletics Sustainability competition.

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Green Lights program will monitor Commons’ energy use

Sep. 3, 2013—New Green Lights screens at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will display real-time energy use for each residence hall and tell students if the building is meeting its pre-determined energy savings goal.

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