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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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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 18, 2017—Remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over the holidays. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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‘Green Roof Day’ to highlight FutureVU sustainability efforts Nov. 29

Nov. 27, 2017—FutureVU and SEMO are hosts of this event, in which participants must photograph themselves at all five green roofs on campus to win prizes. The Nov. 29 event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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WilSkills named 2017 football ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Nov. 10, 2017—WilSkills, Vanderbilt’s student-led wilderness skills course, was named winner of the 2017 Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated its title of “Greenest Group on Campus” at the home football game Nov. 4.

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Vanderbilt joins Menus of Change University Research Collaborative

Nov. 1, 2017—The collaborative is a working group of leading scholars, food service business leaders and executive chefs from invited colleges and universities who are accelerating efforts to move Americans toward healthier, more sustainable plant-forward diets.

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Zeppos engages campus community about FutureVU core values, next steps

Oct. 19, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday featuring key updates about FutureVU. The topics of accessibility, mobility and transportation, and sustainability were highlighted.

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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center earns LEED Silver certification

Oct. 18, 2017—The newest addition to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, the fieldhouse, has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Annual Commons Unplugged Week celebrates sustainability Oct. 15–21

Oct. 13, 2017—The fourth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, Oct. 15–21, celebrates sustainability, natural-resource conservation and energy conservation through events with first-year students.

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Rand Hall roof gets green update

Oct. 11, 2017—The roof, on the third floor of Rand outside the wall of windows and across from the Anchor, has been covered in trays containing sedum, a plant material. Watch a time lapse of the green roof installation.

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Don’t forget to power down before fall break

Oct. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their dorm, office or home for an extended period of time during fall break should remember to power down before they leave.

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Celebrate Zero Emissions Day and World Car Free Day

Sep. 20, 2017—Celebrate Zero Emissions Day Sept. 21 and World Car Free Day Sept. 22 by reducing your environmental footprint.

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Engineering and Science Building, Innovation Pavilion garner design awards

Aug. 28, 2017—Next-generation heating, cooling, lighting and filtering systems make the Engineering and Science Building the most energy-efficient research building on campus.

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