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Vanderbilt awarded 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award

May. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt University is recipient of the 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award, presented jointly by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Practice these tips for World Water Day

Mar. 19, 2014—“Water and Energy” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day, March 22. Vanderbilt has many ongoing water conservation projects that not only reduce water consumption, but also decrease energy usage.

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Vanderbilt named Recycler of the Year

Feb. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been recognized by the Tennessee Recycling Coalition as the 2013 Nonprofit Recycler of the Year and for having the 2013 Recycling Video of the Year in the higher education category.

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Labs encouraged to power down over holidays

Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Plant Services and Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) are hosting “Go Green for the Holidays,” an energy conservation contest open to research labs during the final two weeks of December.

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Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions down 19 percent since 2008

Oct. 23, 2013—Overall greenhouse gas emissions from the campus and medical center have decreased from 2005 to 2012, even though Vanderbilt has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars.

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VU achieves 60 percent increase in recycling

Sep. 28, 2013—The amount of materials recycled at Vanderbilt rose from 3 million pounds to 5 million pounds last year—that's a 60 percent increase.

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VUMC taking steps, both big and small, to cut energy use

Mar. 25, 2011—by Leslie Hill in the VUMC Reporter Vanderbilt University Medical Center spends about $38 million per year on energy. That breaks down to $26 million on electricity, almost $9 million on steam and $3 million on water. As such a large consumer, and with Nashville Electric Service rates expected to rise 8 percent in October,...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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