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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions drop 12 percent, new sustainability report shows

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt leaders in the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and the Division of Administration are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of FutureVU, the university's land use planning initiative.

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Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Oct. 30, 2018—As little ghosts and ghouls prepare to come out in search of Halloween treats, be sure you don’t have any silent menaces lurking around your office or home tricking you into using extra energy.

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Life Phase Series: ‘Greening Your Home and Personal Life’

Oct. 18, 2018—Chelsea Hamilton, outreach coordinator for the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, will present “Greening Your Home and Personal Life” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Medical Center North, Room C2209.

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Campus celebrates PARK(ing) Day

Sep. 25, 2018—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed Vanderbilt’s “parklet" during last week’s PARK(ing) Day 2018.

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Chancellor’s Charter explores sustainability across Nashville

Sep. 20, 2018—Faculty, staff and students joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos last week on a Chancellor’s Charter tour to explore sustainability, a fundamental FutureVU guiding principle and initiative.

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Facilities invests in sustainable technologies across campus

Sep. 11, 2018—The Division of Administration’s Facilities department has invested in two new sustainable technologies for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Campus community invited to PARK(ing) Day this Friday

Sep. 10, 2018—Take a relaxing break from the office or class and enjoy local and sustainable art, games and food during Vanderbilt's annual PARK(ing) Day set for Friday, Sept. 21.

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FutureVU lecture and visioning session focuses on sustainability

Aug. 31, 2018—More than 150 community members participated in a two-day series of events focusing on FutureVU’s BlueSky Vision.

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Jason McLennan to discuss ‘The Power of Transformative Goals’ today

Aug. 10, 2018—Jason McLennan, creator of the Living Building Challenge and known as "the Steve Jobs of the green building industry,” will discuss future trends in energy, construction and campus culture on Monday, Aug. 27.

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining boosts healthy options, sustainability

Aug. 7, 2018—The "Impossible Burger" and other plant-based dining choices along with sustainable packaging are improvements that Campus Dining customers can look forward to in the new school year.

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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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