Apr. 21, 2016—Recycling increased by 15 percent from 2014 to 2015, now totaling 8.7 million pounds of materials per year—the same weight as 19 Statues of Liberty.
Apr. 21, 2016—Just in time for student move out and spring cleaning your office or home, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 25 to May 14.
Feb. 12, 2016—The lab of Maulik Patel, assistant professor of biological sciences and cell and developmental biology, has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition.
Dec. 15, 2015—Before you leave campus for the holidays, please take a moment to shut off lights and appliances, unplug electronics and lower thermostats. Read on for more tips on how to make your holidays a little greener this year.
Nov. 12, 2015—In honor of America Recycles Day, celebrated each year on Nov. 15, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has some tips for reducing waste and making your holiday season more sustainable.
Oct. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18 percent from its peak in 2008 and by 13 percent overall from calendar years 2005 to 2014, according to the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office’s latest GHG inventory.
Oct. 26, 2015—As little ghosts and ghouls prepare to come out in search of Halloween treats, be sure you don’t have any silent menaces lurking around your office or home tricking you into using more energy.
Oct. 21, 2015—The second annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week—scheduled for Oct. 25–31—will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.
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.
Oct. 13, 2015—Recycling on campus increased by 25 percent from 2013 to 2014 and now totals 7.4 million pounds of materials—the same weight as 10 fully loaded Boeing 747s.
Oct. 7, 2015—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office will celebrate two month-long events in October: Campus Sustainability Month and Energy Awareness Month.
Jul. 31, 2015—Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 2–8 with special activities at the Vanderbilt Farmers' Market and other locations.