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As the weather gets hot, practice these tips to conserve energy

Jun. 13, 2013—As one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt 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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Enterprise CarShare offers new transportation option on campus

Jun. 11, 2013—In addition to Vanderbilt’s Zipcar program, the Office of Traffic and Parking is now partnering with Enterprise CarShare to offer even more car sharing services to Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students.

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Clean Air Week events informed, entertained

May. 3, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee hosted a Clean Air Week scavenger hunt near Vanderbilt’s Central Library on May 1. This and other activities were held to celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week April 29–May 3. At the events, Vanderbilt employees and students learned about the university’s alternative...

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Science and math students take ‘green’ campus tour

Apr. 26, 2013—On April 8, first-year students in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) participated in the annual “Earth, Wind and Fire” tour to learn about energy production and the sustainable features of Vanderbilt’s campus. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Plant Operations act as hosts each year.

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SPEAR named ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Mar. 7, 2013—The winner of the 2013 Vanderbilt Athletics Basketball Sustainability Competition is Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR).

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Infographic: Sustainability efforts creating a greener Vanderbilt

Mar. 4, 2013—Since 2008, Vanderbilt has made significant strides in sustainability, such as expanding recycling, retrofitting facilities for greater energy efficiency, and educating faculty, staff and students.

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‘Greenest’ campus group can win VIP basketball tickets

Feb. 8, 2013—Is your group, department or division the "greenest" on campus? If so, you can be VIP guests at the Vanderbilt vs. Georgia basketball game Feb. 27.

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Vanderbilt scores big in Game Day Challenge

Feb. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt scored big in the 2012 Game Day Recycling Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Remember to power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are going to be away from the dorm room, office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce one’s energy consumption and environmental impact. Students: Turn off all lights, including...

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Ink, toner, mobile device recycling program launched

Oct. 12, 2012—A new program is under way on campus to make it easy to recycle copier, fax, laser and ink jet toner cartridges, as well as old cell phones, iPods and mp3 players. It’s good for the earth and it also benefits some good causes that are close to home. The program, a partnership of the...

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Pitch in at the EPA Gameday Challenge Oct. 20

Oct. 11, 2012—This month dozens of colleges across the country will participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s third year in a row taking the challenge. Last year, participating schools diverted nearly half a million pounds of waste from local landfills, and Vanderbilt ranked in the Top 10 in NCAA division one schools in the...

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VU move-in day sees 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling

Sep. 21, 2012—During the student move-in time period this year, Vanderbilt successfully recycled 32.66 tons of cardboard. This number is an 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling from last year, and a 400 percent increase in cardboard recycling since 2008. This huge accomplishment was the result of strong collaboration between the Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility...

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