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  • Vanderbilt University

    Solar charging stations for personal electronics installed on campus

    Members of the Vanderbilt community can now enjoy the outdoors and charge their personal electronics at the same time thanks to four solar-powered charging stations that have been installed on campus. Read More

    May. 7, 2012

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    Green Bag Luncheon to introduce sustainability discussion groups April 18

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the eighth and final installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Sarratt 189. Join Rebecca Selove (Peabody ’84) and her husband John… Read More

    Apr. 11, 2012

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    Shade Grown will celebrate the environment April 18

    To celebrate Earth Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining Services and the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, will host Shade Grown, a coffee house and open mic night at The Commons Center dining hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Read More

    Apr. 11, 2012

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    Shade Grown will celebrate the environment through poetry, song and performance

    To celebrate Earth Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining Services and the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, will host Shade Grown, a coffee house and open mic night at The Commons Center dining hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Read More

    Apr. 3, 2012

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    Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look at rain barrels, storm… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2012

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    World Water Day examines relationship between water and food security

    Have you ever thought about where the water you drink, cook with or bathe in comes from? Access to clean water is central to our well-being. It is a critical resource necessary for survival, contributing to human health, nourishment, irrigation and transportation. When we turn on the faucet or… Read More

    Mar. 21, 2012

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    Sustainable landscaping and gardening focus of Green Bag lunch March 28

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the seventh installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Sarratt 189. Join Julie Berbiglia of Metro Water Services for an up-close look… Read More

    Mar. 19, 2012

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    Vanderbilt Central Library earns gold for ‘green’ renovation

    Vanderbilt University’s Central Library has been awarded gold certification for its environmentally friendly 2010 renovation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Read More

    Mar. 16, 2012

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    Time is winding down on Recyclemania challenge

    Recycled "tin man" (image courtesy of SustainVU/Vanderbilt University) With recycling bins in most hallways and break rooms throughout Vanderbilt’s campus, it’s easier than ever to “pitch in.” Doing so through the end of March will help Vanderbilt’s standings in the annual Recyclemania challenge. RecycleMania began in… Read More

    Mar. 8, 2012

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    Vanderbilt Printing Services to become FSC certified

    Tom Fox, director of Vanderbilt University Printing Services, has announced that his facility has begun the process of becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certified. Upon completion of the work to implement the FSC rules and procedures within the organization, VUPS will be able to… Read More

    Feb. 28, 2012

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    Vanderbilt campus expands plastics recycling

    Just in time for a strong finish in RecycleMania, the Vanderbilt campus recycling program is expanding plastics recycling to include all plastic containers. Previous recycling vendor restrictions only allowed for the recycling of plastic bottles with resin codes 1 and 2 on Vanderbilt’s main academic campus and student… Read More

    Feb. 28, 2012

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    Feb. 29 Green Bag luncheon to focus on green spring cleaning

    The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the sixth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, in Sarratt 189. Join Megan Morton of Pro Utilitas for an up-close look at… Read More

    Feb. 23, 2012

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    Show love for the Earth this Valentine’s Day

    Vanderbilt University's Sustainability and Environmental Management Office offers seven ways to celebrate your beloved and be kind to the Earth as well. Read More

    Feb. 10, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Waste disposal and recycling support service awarded to Waste Management

    After nearly 30 years with another disposal service, Vanderbilt has awarded its contract for waste disposal and recycling support service to Waste Management. The new contract became effective Jan. 1. The majority of equipment owned by the previous supplier was replaced with new dumpsters and compactors over… Read More

    Feb. 3, 2012

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    Sustainable meals focus of Green Bag Luncheon Jan. 25

    Photo courtesy Health Plus (Vanderbilt) The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the fifth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189. Join Suzanne Herron of… Read More

    Jan. 20, 2012

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    Listen: Vandy basketball fans encouraged to recycle

    (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) As SEC basketball heats up at Memorial Gym, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has an important reminder for fans. Please take advantage of the opportunity to use those green bins awaiting your discarded plastic cups and containers. Read More

    Jan. 5, 2012

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    Listen: Stay green over the holidays

      Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener.   Tree of Knowledge sculpture decked out for… Read More

    Dec. 20, 2011

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    Power down before leaving for the holidays

    (istock photo) If you are going to be away from your office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, remember to power down before you leave. This is a great opportunity to reduce your energy consumption and environmental impact. If permitted in your area, turn… Read More

    Dec. 9, 2011

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    Green Bag luncheon on sustainable holiday ideas Nov. 16

    If you attend at least three Green Bag lunch events you will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. (iStock photo) The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the third installment of the Green Bag Luncheon… Read More

    Nov. 14, 2011

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    Free paper shredding offered Nov. 15 to mark America Recycles Day

    Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, in conjunction with VU’s confidential paper shredding partner, Cintas, will celebrate America Recycles Day with a Community Paper Shred Day. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,  offering free paper, magazine, and book shredding to… Read More

    Nov. 9, 2011