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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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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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University eliminates single-use plastic water and soda bottles in operations on campus

Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines. The collaborative effort—which involved the student organizations Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Student Government and will save more than 430,000 plastic...

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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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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 4-10

Aug. 5, 2019—Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week from August 4-10 by taking advantage of the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 8 from 1-5:30 pm at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Plaza. You can also celebrate by checking out one of the many local farmers’ markets in Nashville or surrounding counties. For a complete listing of farmers’ markets available throughout all Tennessee...

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Vanderbilt hosts ‘food-scrap’ cooking competition to reduce food waste

Jun. 12, 2019—Chef Stephen Gitschlag led the Vanderbilt team in the “food scrap” cooking competition (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt University) Four Nashville chefs and their teams—including one from Vanderbilt Campus Dining—competed at E. Bronson Ingram College June 10 to create high-quality dishes from food scraps. The James Beard Foundation and Nashville Food Waste Initiativeco-sponsored the friendly competition to raise...

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Farmers’ Market back on hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Jun. 5, 2019—The Nashville Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center returns Thursday, June 6, and will be held every Thursday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31. Vendors will set up on the north end of the Medical Center Plaza, and among the offerings will be local meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, seafood, honey...

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What’s On My Mind: Sustaining and scaling Vanderbilt’s environmental stewardship

Apr. 26, 2019—Earlier this week, Vanderbilt announced a long-term strategy that will shape our course, affect our daily lives and improve our collective future. We have pledged to power our campus entirely through renewable energy, and to be carbon neutral, by 2050. Better yet, we are committed to generating more renewable energy than we consume. Through the collaborative...

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Vanderbilt outlines major plans to reduce environmental footprint

Apr. 22, 2019—University will power its campus entirely through renewable energy and commits to carbon neutrality by 2050 Vanderbilt University today unveiled a comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint in part by powering its campus entirely through renewable energy, putting the university on track to be carbon neutral by 2050. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)...

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Impossible Burger has 89% smaller carbon footprint than beef

Mar. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt Campus Dining added the Impossible Burger to its menu fall of 2018. Doing so provided a vegetarian alternative to the hamburger and reduced the overall carbon foot print of the school, which is in alignment with our commitment to the Menus of Change University Resource Collaborative Initiative. A new study has found that the...

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