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BlueSky visioning session lays foundation for carbon footprint reduction

Apr. 4, 2018—Nearly 50 people attended Vanderbilt's first BlueSky visioning session March 26-27 to generate bold and creative approaches for reducing the university's carbon footprint.

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Campus Dining named Greenest Group on Campus

Mar. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt Campus Dining was named the winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated its title of “Greenest Group on Campus” at the game against Missouri Feb. 27.

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report, which outlines the university's environmental impact in 2016.

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‘Dangers of Climate Change Denial’ topic of lecture March 20

Mar. 14, 2018—Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor at Penn State whose work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change led to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

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Vanderbilt donates office supplies to local charity

Jan. 10, 2018—As offices across Vanderbilt’s campus go more fully digital, they have found themselves with a surplus of physical office supplies. The university recently donated some of these extras to LP Pencil Box, a nonprofit that distributes donated office supplies to Metro Nashville Public Schools.

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining focuses on sustainability

Jan. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt Campus Dining has implemented several initiatives in recent months that will lessen the university’s environmental impact and enhance its overall dining program.

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

Dec. 18, 2017—Remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over the holidays. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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SustainVU shares holiday ‘greening’ tips

Dec. 8, 2017—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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WilSkills named 2017 football ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Nov. 10, 2017—WilSkills, Vanderbilt’s student-led wilderness skills course, was named winner of the 2017 Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated its title of “Greenest Group on Campus” at the home football game Nov. 4.

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Vanderbilt joins Menus of Change University Research Collaborative

Nov. 1, 2017—The collaborative is a working group of leading scholars, food service business leaders and executive chefs from invited colleges and universities who are accelerating efforts to move Americans toward healthier, more sustainable plant-forward diets.

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SustainVU: Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Oct. 27, 2017—Are energy vampires lurking around your home or office, tricking you into using extra energy? Find out which electronics are the culprits.

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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center earns LEED Silver certification

Oct. 18, 2017—The newest addition to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, the fieldhouse, has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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