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Green Bag Luncheon Series: Celebrating the holidays sustainably

Nov. 17, 2011—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project sponsored the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on November 16. Watch video of SEMO staff discussing unique and creative ways you can reduce the environmental impact of your home and office holiday celebrations. Contact: Kendra Abkowitz

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Green Bag luncheon on sustainable holiday ideas Nov. 16

Nov. 14, 2011—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Sarratt 189. Join SEMO staff for a presentation and discussion on unique and creative ways you can reduce the environmental impact...

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Free paper shredding offered Nov. 15 to mark America Recycles Day

Nov. 9, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, in conjunction with VU’s confidential paper shredding partner, Cintas, will celebrate America Recycles Day with a Community Paper Shred Day. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,  offering free paper, magazine, and book shredding to all VU faculty, staff and students. Paper items from...

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Get caught ‘green-handed’ during Game Day Challenge Oct. 29

Oct. 26, 2011—On Oct. 29, Vanderbilt will compete with more than 65 schools across the country in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s second year taking the challenge. Last year, participating schools diverted 500,000 pounds of waste from the landfill, and Vanderbilt ranked first in the Southeastern Conference and seventh overall in the...

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‘Polar Probings’ opens at Fine Arts Gallery Oct. 13

Oct. 4, 2011—Polar Probings: Sculpture by Gabriel Warren opens at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery with a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, Oct. 13. The reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., with the talk at 6 p.m., at the Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall. Warren creates sculptures using natural ice formations as source...

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“Cooking with Sustainable and Local Food from the VU Farmers’ Market”

Sep. 26, 2011—Watch video of the first Green Bag Luncheon Series, “Cooking with Sustainable and Local Food from the VU Farmers’ Market,” which took place on September 21. The presenters were Stacey Kendrick, coordinator of health promotion for faculty/staff health and wellness at Health Plus, and Jeff Themm, director of the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Contact: Kendra Abkowitz...

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MTA improves West End bus service

Sep. 21, 2011—Improvements to the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority system begin Sept. 25, 2011, with expanded service along the busy West End corridor. Two new routes and a modified Route 3 West End will create unprecedented access and improved frequencies between downtown Nashville and West End Avenue. Buses will operate along the West End corridor from Music...

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Sustainability theme to mark Vanderbilt 2011-12 academic year

Aug. 11, 2011—Issues of sustainability will be incorporated into many phases of the coming academic year at Vanderbilt.

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It’s All Connected

Aug. 1, 2011—The Sustainability Project sparks a campus dialogue  about our relationship with the environment and commitment to its future       Bangladesh, in South Asia, is a flat, low-lying land situated between the melting snowcaps of the Himalayas and the rising waters of the Bay of Bengal. As the world warms due to climate change,...

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Reduce pollution on Air Quality Alert days and every day

Jul. 28, 2011—Throughout the hot summer days, air pollutant levels can rise, contributing to reduced lung function, wheezing, coughing and possibly triggering asthma attacks. Prior to heading out the door each day, be sure to check the Air Quality Index, especially if you have asthma or other breathing problems.

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Heat advisory means time to conserve energy

Jul. 12, 2011—There are many things you can do to save energy during the summer heat.

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Kudos

Jun. 2, 2011—Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements

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