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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable

Feb. 16, 2018—by Liz Entman | Feb. 15, 2018, 10:58 AM   It generally requires a great deal of time and energy to cure the type of resin that makes the 150-foot-wide fiberglass turbines strong and durable. When they finally wear out after 20 or 25 years, very little of the material can be recycled.Doug Adams, Distinguished Professor of...

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Davidson County Long-Term Zero Waste Master Plan Survey

Feb. 15, 2018—Metro Nashville Public Works and Davidson County Solid Waste Region Board are working to create a long-term Solid Waste Master Plan with the ultimate goal of achieving zero waste to landfill in the future! The purpose of the Master Plan is to evaluate Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County’s existing waste management system and provide options...

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Panel discussion on Nashville Transit Plan set for Feb. 23

Feb. 15, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. The Office of Community, Neighborhood & Government Relations and Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) invite the Vanderbilt community to attend a lunch-and-learn panel discussion about the proposed Nashville Transit Plan. The event will feature diverse perspectives from research by Vanderbilt faculty members on emerging technologies that could disrupt or enable future...

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Transit forum draws capacity crowd; next forum scheduled for Feb. 23

Feb. 1, 2018—Read the MyVU story by Melanie Moran | Feb. 1, 2018, 9:45 AM More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended a campus forum Jan. 30 to learn more about the proposed transit plan for Nashville. (Steve Green / Vanderbilt) A standing room only crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members filled the multipurpose...

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Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce support for mayor’s transit initiative

Feb. 1, 2018—by Princine Lewis | Jan. 29, 2018, 5:16 PM. Read the Vanderbilt News story here.  Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today jointly announced their official support for Mayor Megan Barry’s efforts to expand Nashville’s transit options. “We must match our collective ambitions for the future of Nashville with investments in our future prosperity,” said Vanderbilt University Chancellor...

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Are you the greenest group on campus?

Jan. 25, 2018—Waste Management, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), and Vanderbilt Athletics present the 2018 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability competition in search of this year’s greenest group on campus. The winning group will be awarded in-game videoboard recognition at the February 27 game against Missouri, as well as a hospitality event and twenty tickets to the...

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‘What is Nashville’s Transit Plan’ topic of lunchtime discussion Jan. 30

Jan. 25, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations and the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) will host a lunch-and-learn event Tuesday, Jan. 30, discussing Nashville’s proposed transit plan. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kissam Center, Multipurpose Room C210. Come for lunch and learn what...

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining focuses on sustainability

Jan. 11, 2018—On Jan. 3 and 4, Vanderbilt Campus Dining hosted a Forward Food training conducted by the Humane Society. (Vanderbilt University) As a leader in sustainability and a member of the Menus of Change collaborative, Vanderbilt Campus Dining has implemented several initiatives that will lessen the university’s environmental impact and enhance its overall dining program. Menus of Change/Forward...

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Public Safety announces improvements to Vandy Vans services

Jan. 3, 2018—Vandy Vans riders will benefit from a new student-designed shelter at a popular stop as part of Vanderbilt University Public Safety’s continuing efforts to keep improving the service. The shelter is slated to be installed in January between Hank Ingram House and Murray House on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Future shuttle stops throughout campus will be explored as...

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VU Facilities Donates Office Supplies to Local Charity

Jan. 3, 2018—Many Metro Nashville Public School students do not have the supplies that they need; however, Vanderbilt offices have found themselves with surplus supplies as we strive to go more fully digital to conserve resources. SEMO, the VU ReUse Surplus Program, and VU Plant Operations coordinated efforts to donate supplies to LP Pencil Box, a charity...

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 18, 2017—Please remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over the holidays. 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. 8, 2017—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...

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Gaps in required curricula may explain differences in climate change views among college graduates

Dec. 8, 2017—Read the Research News @Vanderbilt story. by Liz Entman | Dec. 7, 2017, 11:24 AM The average American college student has just a 17 percent chance of learning about climate change before graduation through required core courses. The finding may help explain why having a bachelor’s degree doesn’t always lead to increased acceptance of human-caused global warming, according...

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Beyond Politics: Private industry needs to step up on climate change

Dec. 7, 2017—Read the Research News @Vanderbilt story and watch the video here. “More than 100 of the largest businesses in the world came out and said, ‘We’re still in,’” said Michael P. Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law at Vanderbilt University and director of its Climate Change Research Network. Those corporations – including prominent firms like Hewlett...

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

Dec. 7, 2017—Please remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over Holiday 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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