Aug. 10, 2009—As anyone who has moved knows, you often still have a pile of stuff even after you've unpacked: moving boxes, newspaper, Styrofoam, paper instructions and plastic wrap.
May. 4, 2009—From Saturday, May 2, through Saturday, May 9, the day after Commencement, students will have numerous opportunities to donate and recycle items they don't want to keep.
Apr. 27, 2009—An Environmental Commitment Statement has been adopted by Vanderbilt, and the university has completed its first greenhouse gas inventory.
Apr. 20, 2009—The Vanderbilt University SustainVU office, in conjunction with Plant Operations and Housekeeping staff, will construct a one-day exhibit – Mt. Trashmore – for Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, on Alumni Lawn near the flagpole.
Dec. 2, 2008—A new Holiday Greening Guide is the latest initiative by Vanderbilt\'s Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management to encourage everyone to practice the three Rs--reduce, reuse and recycle. Efforts to conserve and reduce waste are especially important during the holidays, says Andrea George, director of the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management.
Jun. 16, 2008—Vanderbilt University is the first university in the state to receive Gold level certification for its environmentally friendly construction from the U.S. Green Building Council\'s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
Vanderbilt University to host free electronics recycling event; Public recycling day is Saturday, May 17
May. 1, 2008—Vanderbilt University has partnered with the University of Memphis and East Tennessee State University to host a statewide, free electronics recycling event May 14 to 17. The LP Field parking lots will be the collection point for Middle Tennessee.
Aug. 17, 2007—Vanderbilt University is the first university in the state to be recognized for environmentally friendly construction by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.