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Remember to power down before the holiday

Jul. 2, 2018—Don’t forget to power down before leaving the office or home for the holiday week, especially with the hot temperatures.

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Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt environmental researchers developed an index of city water policies and gathered data on the climate, water sources, population, economy and political leanings.

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FutureVU releases comprehensive vision for development of campus

May. 16, 2018—A holistic vision for the physical development of campus over the next 20 to 30 years is now available on the FutureVU website.

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Donation, recycling options expanded for Earth Friendly Move-Out

Apr. 27, 2018—Just in time for student Move-Out and spring cleaning of offices, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded until May 12.

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Dockless bike-sharing pilot continues through summer; preferred pricing available for VU, VUMC

Apr. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt's six-month dockless bike-share pilot enters a new phase this Friday, marking the end of the first month of the launch designed to bolster the university's mobility and transportation strategy.

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BlueSky energy visioning session lays foundation for carbon footprint reduction

Apr. 4, 2018—Nearly 50 people attended Vanderbilt's first BlueSky visioning session March 26-27 to generate bold and creative approaches for reducing the university's carbon footprint.

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Vanderbilt and ofo partner to bring dockless bike sharing to campus

Mar. 22, 2018—As part of its ongoing mobility and transportation strategy, Vanderbilt is launching a six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program beginning Tuesday, March 27. The kickoff event will feature bike demos, rider education and giveaways.

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report, which outlines the university's environmental impact in 2016.

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Spinach protein and blackberry dye give juice to biohybrid solar cells

Feb. 23, 2018—Combining a natural dye from blackberries with photosynthetic proteins extracted from spinach leaves increases the voltage of biohybrid solar cells by a factor of 20.

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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable

Feb. 15, 2018—New composite materials make wind energy even greener by making the turbines themselves recyclable.

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FutureVU begins spring semester by continuing efforts to engage campus community

Jan. 25, 2018—The FutureVU team is providing key project updates to kick off a busy spring semester.

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining focuses on sustainability

Jan. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt Campus Dining has implemented several initiatives in recent months that will lessen the university’s environmental impact and enhance its overall dining program.

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