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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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Rand Hall roof gets green update

Oct. 11, 2017—The roof, on the third floor of Rand outside the wall of windows and across from the Anchor, has been covered in trays containing sedum, a plant material. Watch a time lapse of the green roof installation.

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Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month with SEMO/SustainVU in October

Oct. 6, 2017—In celebration of Campus Sustainability Month, join SustainVU for several sustainability-themed events in October.

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Don’t forget to power down before fall break

Oct. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their dorm, office or home for an extended period of time during fall break should remember to power down before they leave.

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SEMO in search of the ‘greenest group on campus’

Sep. 28, 2017—Waste Management Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Vanderbilt Athletics are looking for the greenest group on campus for this year’s Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition.

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