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‘Conservation’

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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Fallen trees from summer storms given new life across campus

Jul. 31, 2019—In a partnership between FutureVU and Plant Operations, fallen and removed trees on campus are being given a second life. Reused wood in the School of Nursing (Vanderbilt) Two trees that fell during June storms, a walnut tree that fell near the entrance of the Stevenson Center and a pecan tree that was uprooted from the lawn of...

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10 tips for saving energy at Vanderbilt this summer

Jul. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt is one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee. As temperatures climb into the 90s and higher this summer, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus. Small changes can produce big results when everyone does their part. When at work: Close window blinds in...

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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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TVA to present Integrated Resource Plan at Vanderbilt March 21

Mar. 15, 2019—The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will be presenting and taking comments on the Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) at Vanderbilt on March 21. The plan provides direction on how TVA can best deliver reliable and affordable energy in the Valley over the next 20 years, and the associated Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) looks at...

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Vanderbilt Green Fund applications open

Jan. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Green Fund application for 2019 projects is now open until January 21st. The Vanderbilt Green Fund, established in 2011 by members of Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG), is a fund set aside for sustainability projects proposed by students or faculty. This student-run process awards $150,000 to...

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Don’t Forget to Power Down Before Leaving for Winter Break!

Dec. 18, 2018—Please remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university. Here are some things you can do to help conserve energy while you are away: Turn off lights in...

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Holiday Greening Tips

Dec. 7, 2018—Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year. Office/Residence Hall/Home Energy Use Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are going to be away from their residence halls, offices, classrooms or homes over the holidays should remember to shut...

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Campus celebrates PARK(ing) Day

Sep. 25, 2018—Read the myVU story here.  Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed Vanderbilt’s “parklet” during last week’s PARK(ing) Day 2018. Hosted by the Division of Administration and supported by the Nashville Civic Design Center, 18 parking spaces located at the corner of Broadway and 20th Avenue were transformed into a temporary park highlighting sustainable features and materials...

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Remember to power down before leaving for the holiday!

Jul. 2, 2018—Let the fireworks be the only thing lighting up the sky this holiday weekend! Don’t forget to power down before you leave the office for your holiday week or your home for any extended period this summer, especially with the hot temperatures. The planet, and Vanderbilt’s and your energy bill, will thank you for it....

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