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Sustainability

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day with VU’s new recycling system

Mar. 14, 2017—Starting March 17, recycling on campus will begin switching over to dual-stream recycling, with plastic and aluminum combined in one container.

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Third annual Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability

Feb. 14, 2017—The third annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week—from Saturday, Feb. 18, to Saturday, Feb. 25—will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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Gilligan, Vandenbergh win Morrison Prize for climate change article

Feb. 9, 2017—Two Vanderbilt professors have won the $10,000 Morrison Prize for their article on sustainability.

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New AAU energy research webpage features VU research

Feb. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers who “MacGyvered” high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps are featured in a new webpage on energy research created by the Association of American Universities.

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Are you the greenest group on campus?

Jan. 4, 2017—The 2017 basketball sustainability competition, presented by Waste Management, Vanderbilt Athletics, and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, invites all Vanderbilt groups, teams, departments, classes and campus organizations to compete for the title of “greenest group on campus.”

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Follow these tips to make your holidays greener

Dec. 21, 2016—Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year.

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Zeppos invites Vanderbilt community to join transportation working groups

Oct. 31, 2016—A series of working groups comprising students, faculty and staff is launching at the Wond’ry, the university’s new innovation center, to generate recommendations about the future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down 11 percent in one year

Oct. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have dropped 11 percent in one year and 27 percent from their 2008 peak, according to an updated inventory of the university’s GHG emissions release by Vanderbilt Facilities.

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Don’t forget to power down before fall break

Oct. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their residence hall, office or home for an extended period of time over fall break should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce energy consumption and its impact on the environment.

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Rooted Community Health wins football ‘Greenest Group on Campus’ award

Oct. 5, 2016—Rooted Community Health has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition.

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Using nanotechnology to give fuel cells more oomph

Aug. 8, 2016—Researchers from Vanderbilt University have developed porous polymer-fiber electrodes that may make fuel cells more powerful.

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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 7–13

Aug. 3, 2016—Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 7–13 by visiting the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Vanderbilt Medical Center Plaza, or by checking out one of the many local farmers’ markets in Nashville.

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