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Sustainability

Tips for beating the heat: Save energy on campus and at home

Jul. 26, 2016—As the thermostat tops out this summer, don’t let your energy use follow the same trend.

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Power down before leaving for the holiday

Jun. 28, 2016—Let fireworks be the only thing lighting up the sky this holiday weekend.

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Hawkins Field outfitted with energy-saving LED lights

Apr. 28, 2016—Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt’s national championship baseball team, has replaced all existing High-Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures on the field with fewer Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.

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Patel lab named ‘greenest group on campus’

Feb. 12, 2016—The lab of Maulik Patel, assistant professor of biological sciences and cell and developmental biology, has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition.

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Eos Project funds environmental awareness planning and programming projects on campus

Feb. 12, 2016—Eos-funded projects include curriculum development, reading series, speakers, seminars and more.

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Paris Climate Agreement subject of public lecture, roundtable at Vanderbilt Wednesday, Jan. 13

Jan. 8, 2016—The Paris Climate Agreement is the subject of a lecture by a Columbia University law professor and a roundtable discussion to be introduced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Both events will be held at Vanderbilt Law School Jan. 13.

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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

Jan. 8, 2016—Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by the National Science Foundation.

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Power down and reduce waste over the holidays

Dec. 15, 2015—Before you leave campus for the holidays, please take a moment to shut off lights and appliances, unplug electronics and lower thermostats. Read on for more tips on how to make your holidays a little greener this year.

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Vanderbilt students place second in national clothes-recycling drive

Dec. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt students diverted more than 20,000 old garments from landfills during the Clothes the Loop College Cup drive.

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Green the season: Holiday waste reduction tips

Nov. 12, 2015—In honor of America Recycles Day, celebrated each year on Nov. 15, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has some tips for reducing waste and making your holiday season more sustainable.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down almost 30 percent per square foot since 2005

Oct. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18 percent from its peak in 2008 and by 13 percent overall from calendar years 2005 to 2014, according to the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office’s latest GHG inventory.

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Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Oct. 26, 2015—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 more energy.

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