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Vanderbilt sustainability groups to help bring ‘green’ education to MNPS students next spring

Oct. 13, 2015—SustainVU, the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach and Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science are subgrant recipients of a $91,000, two-year EPA grant to Nashville’s Urban Green Lab to deliver hands-on science and sustainability education to Nashville middle- and high-schoolers.

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October marks Campus Sustainability, Energy Awareness months

Oct. 7, 2015—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office will celebrate two month-long events in October: Campus Sustainability Month and Energy Awareness Month.

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NACUBO members tour campus sustainability features

Jul. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt University played host Monday to about 100 members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, which held its annual meeting in Nashville July 18-21.

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People living in less affluent regions are more environmentally friendly in Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 6, 2015—More people than surveyors expected think protection of the environment should be a priority in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holiday

Jun. 30, 2015—Remember to power down before you leave the office for an extended period over the July Fourth holiday. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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Vanderbilt power plant exhaust stack demolition is complete

May. 21, 2015—The Vanderbilt power plant has a dramatic new look. Demolition of the brick exhaust stack, which once stretched more than 200 feet tall, is now complete.

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Expanded donation, recycling options available April 20-May 10

Apr. 15, 2015—Donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 20 to May 10, just in time for student move out and office spring-cleaning efforts.

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California’s solar incentive program has had only modest impact on adoption rates

Apr. 7, 2015—California's aggressive incentive program for installing rooftop solar-electric systems has not been as effective as generally believed according to a new analysis.

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Inaugural Commons Unplugged week to feature green forum, green fair

Feb. 11, 2015—The first-ever Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, scheduled for Feb. 15–21, will celebrate sustainability and natural resource and energy conservation through a variety of events targeting Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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Family tradition helps expand environmental and sustainability studies

Jan. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt professor David Hess received the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies only this week, but the chair’s story dates to 1899.

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Energy conservation urged as temperatures plummet

Jan. 7, 2015—Plant Operations is asking the Vanderbilt community to take small steps for the rest of the week to help reduce pressure on the campus’ energy infrastructure during the current bout of extremely cold weather.

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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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