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Enter basketball sustainability challenge, win VIP treatment at upcoming game

Dec. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt Athletics, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s basketball athletics sustainability competition.

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Sustainability experts: A dozen ways to go green for the holidays

Dec. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environment Management Office offers 12 steps that everyone can take to make the season a little greener.

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 5, 2014—If you are going to be away from your office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, please remember to power down before you leave.

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New locations for glass recycling available on campus

Dec. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has added six new glass recycling locations to the main campus this semester, bringing the total number to eight.

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SPEAR named greenest group on campus

Nov. 12, 2014—Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility has been named winner of the 2014 football sustainability competition and can boast the title “greenest group on campus.”

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VU donates 35 tons of wood chips to Radnor Lake

Oct. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt has donated five dumptruck loads, or 35 tons, of wood chips to Tennessee State Parks to be used on walking paths at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

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NSF grants for Sociology, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Oct. 1, 2014—The NSF has awarded a pair of grants to Vanderbilt researchers for the study of local water conservation policies across the nation and the role of litigation in social activism, respectively.

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Vanderbilt’s new Warren and Moore Colleges earn LEED Gold certification

Sep. 18, 2014—The new Warren and Moore Colleges, which include the Kissam Center, has received a LEED Gold certification.

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Cardboard recycling at Move In sets record

Sep. 17, 2014—Move In 2014 set a new record for cardboard recycling at Vanderbilt.

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Photos: Natural gas boilers installed at power plant

Jul. 15, 2014—Two massive natural gas boilers were installed at the Vanderbilt Power Plant July 12 as part of the university’s ongoing effort to convert the co-generation facility completely to natural gas.

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Vanderbilt’s trash collection vehicles become greener

Jul. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt’s waste and recycling vendor, Waste Management, has launched a new fleet of natural gas-powered trash collection vehicles that will reduce both air and noise pollution on campus.

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10 tips for saving energy at Vanderbilt this summer

Jun. 30, 2014—As temperatures climb into the 90s and higher this summer, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center.

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