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Sustainability efforts must address social inequalities first, environmental justice scholar says

Oct. 7, 2019—Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, spoke to Vanderbilt community members Oct. 1 in the Wyatt Center Rotunda. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, described the economic and racial disparities inherent in environmental...

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West End Neighborhood transforms with new green spaces

Sep. 26, 2019—The Vanderbilt community can now enjoy new green spaces in the West End Neighborhood following a year of construction in the area. Photo of the West End Neighborhood before construction. (Vanderbilt University Once covered with asphalt and concrete, the newly transformed Green and Kensington Promenade now feature fresh landscaping as well as pedestrian- and bike-friendly...

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Vanderbilt celebrates PARK(ing) Day

Sep. 23, 2019—Faculty, staff and students participated in PARK(ing) Day—an internationally recognized event that features parking spaces turned into “pocket parks”—on Sept. 20. This year’s park focused on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus. The area in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South was transformed into an outdoor space featuring hammocks, games, displays and giveaways. Members of...

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Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture Oct. 1

Sep. 19, 2019—The Chancellor’s Lecture Series and Peabody College Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series will host Robert Bullard, the “father of environmental justice,” on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Wyatt Center Rotunda. Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, will give a lecture to the Vanderbilt community...

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Experience PARK(ing) Day Sept. 20

Sep. 10, 2019—The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus. This is the third year that Vanderbilt is participating in the national PARK(ing)...

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Are you the Greenest Commodore on Campus?

Sep. 10, 2019—Waste Management has teamed up with FutureVU Sustainability to challenge Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff to show how they are being sustainable on campus. Recycling, composting, using a reusable water bottle, taking alternative transportation and using energy efficient products are all examples of the many ways you can be sustainable on campus SHOW US BY...

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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light

Sep. 6, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much anticipated new expansion. The $11.5 million three-year renovation project includes a 13,641-square-foot addition that is fully accessible and awash with natural light. The three-story addition has five new classrooms with smart technology, expanded and updated...

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Life Phase Series: ‘Fall Gardening with the Experts’ Sept. 17

Aug. 27, 2019—Join Danny McKissack and Laura Barker from the Vanderbilt Plant Operations Grounds Maintenance team for “Fall Gardening with the Experts” on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Learn how to start late vegetable and flower gardens, and receive information on seeds and transplanting as well as growing recommendations....

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Vandy Cooks: ‘CSA Boxes Bring Local Produce to You’ Sept. 25

Aug. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Pluspresent “Community Supported Agriculture Boxes Bring Local Produce to You.” The discussion is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at the VRWC demonstration kitchen. For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been a popular way for consumers to buy local and seasonal food directly from a...

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University partners with local organizations to salvage Manuel House architecture

Aug. 21, 2019—(John Russell/Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University has partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House. The effort to salvage millwork from the Manuel House involved the University Facilities team working alongside Preservation Station, a local business that saves and resells recycled...

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