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Choosing eco-friendly school supplies is one way you can be environmentally friendly on campus.

Environmentality: Sustainable School Supplies

February 8, 2020

My top school supplies that will help make 2020 a sustainable year.

The VSG Environmental Committee’s Thrift Shop is an example of how students and staff can get involved with green activities on campus.

Environmentality: A model for environmental activism at Vanderbilt

January 25, 2020

There are a lot of opportunities for students to be environmentally friendly

The planned Greenway network will make transportation around campus more enjoyable and environmentally friendly.

Environmentality: Adding green spaces to make greener places

December 30, 2019

Vanderbilt plans on increasing pedestrian, bike and scooter sidewalks to promote greener modes of transportation

Reducetarianism is a flexible way to decrease the negative impact livestock has on the environment.

Environmentality: Eliminating meat one meal at a time through Reducitarianism

December 27, 2019

We should encourage a more plant-based Vanderbilt community.

The VU Community Garden will be composting pumpkins, such as this one carved by junior Reilly Menchaca, after Halloween season. (Photo by Maya Sandel)

Environmentality: Sustainable activities during Halloweentime

October 28, 2019

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes all the festivities, costumes and candy. While Halloween is easily my favorite holiday of the year (I love a good h...

The No More Plastic campaign is an important first step in reducing the amount of plastic students use at Vanderbilt. (Photo by Philip Gubbins)

Environmentality: Do we recycle?

October 15, 2019

Yes, Vanderbilt recycles. I’ve heard a lot of students choose not to recycle because they are under the impression that the materials we put into recycling bins end up in the trash an...

While students are encouraged to recycle plastic around campus, we should be working to limit plastic consumption in the first place. (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Environmentality: China’s recycling ban is a wake-up call

September 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, my dorm received a few extra recycling bins after I asked maintenance if they had any spares. After some slight redecorating, designating bins for certain i...

Vanderbilt aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. (Photo by Hunter Long)

A Student’s Response to Vanderbilt’s 2050 Goal

September 8, 2019

Hello, my name is Philip Gubbins. I am a sophomore who loves the outdoors and I’m just starting out col...

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Environmentality: Behind the VU Community Garden

April 4, 2019

The garden is one of many sustainable initiatives underway to help Vanderbilt reach a zero-waste goal by 2030

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Environmentality: Making St. Fratty’s Green

March 14, 2019

Two easy-to-make switches to make for a truly green St. Patrick’s Day

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Environmentality: Focusing on bike travel

February 24, 2019

When people think about separated bike lanes, they envision countries such as Denmark, where environm...

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Environmentality: Understanding the polar vortex

February 3, 2019

The weather over the past week has been inarguably cold, freezing even. While Tennessee has been a vi...