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Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

Mar. 23, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look at rain barrels, storm water management and pollution prevention as they relate to...

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World Water Day examines relationship between water and food security

Mar. 21, 2012—Have you ever thought about where the water you drink, cook with or bathe in comes from? Access to clean water is central to our well-being. It is a critical resource necessary for survival, contributing to human health, nourishment, irrigation and transportation. When we turn on the faucet or shower or flush a toilet, we...

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Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

Mar. 19, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look at rain barrels, storm water management and pollution prevention...

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Time is winding down on Recyclemania challenge

Mar. 8, 2012—With recycling bins in most hallways and break rooms throughout Vanderbilt’s campus, it’s easier than ever to “pitch in.” Doing so through the end of March will help Vanderbilt’s standings in the annual Recyclemania challenge. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It has since grown into an international...

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Vanderbilt Printing Services to become FSC certified

Feb. 28, 2012—Tom Fox, director of Vanderbilt University Printing Services, has announced that his facility has begun the process of becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certified. Upon completion of the work to implement the FSC rules and procedures within the organization, VUPS will be able to provide FSC-certified printed matter to any customers desiring their orders...

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Vanderbilt campus expands plastics recycling

Feb. 28, 2012—Just in time for a strong finish in RecycleMania, the Vanderbilt campus recycling program is expanding plastics recycling to include all plastic containers. Previous recycling vendor restrictions only allowed for the recycling of plastic bottles with resin codes 1 and 2 on Vanderbilt’s main academic campus and student areas. The campus recycling program could not recycle...

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Feb. 29 Green Bag luncheon to focus on green spring cleaning

Feb. 23, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, in Sarratt 189. Join Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas for an up-close look at the chemicals in conventional cleaners, ways to minimize your...

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Symposium explores ties between sustainability and creative writing

Feb. 22, 2012—The Vanderbilt Creative Writing Spring Symposium will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University's Buttrick Hall. Poets Alison Hawthorne Deming and John Lane will lead the discussion on sustainability as applied to creative writing.

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‘Pitch in’ for RecycleMania during February and March

Feb. 7, 2012—With recycling bins in most hallways and break rooms throughout Vanderbilt’s campus, it’s easier than ever to “pitch in.” RecycleMania, an intercollegiate competition that encourages participation in recycling, provides extra incentive to recycle during the months of February and March. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It has since...

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‘Pitch in’ for RecycleMania during February and March

Feb. 2, 2012—With recycling bins in most hallways and break rooms throughout Vanderbilt’s campus, it’s easier than ever to “pitch in.” RecycleMania, an intercollegiate competition that encourages participation in recycling, provides extra incentive to recycle during the months of February and March. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It...

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Green Bag Luncheon Series: Utility Savings at Home and at Work

Dec. 12, 2011—Watch the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project‘s Dec. 7 installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series. Dave Parker, green building consultant and LEED AP, discusses easy and efficient ways to save energy, water and money in both your home and office environments.

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 9, 2011—If you are going to be away from your office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, remember to power down before you leave. This is a great opportunity to reduce your energy consumption and environmental impact. If permitted in your area, turn off and unplug your computer, monitor, printer, microwaves,...

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