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About VUMC C.A.R.E.S.

What We've Accomplished

  • Received approval for a proposal to start a pilot recycling program in Light Hall
    • Hopefully this will lead to expansion of recycling to other areas of Medical Center
  • Recycled over 20,000 pounds of aluminum and paper from Light Hall
  • Prompted a shift from styrofoam to china at the hospital cafeteria
  • Developed community environmental education programs

Future Projects

  • Expand recycling to all research building at the medical center
    • Eventually to the library, MCN, TVC, VUH, and the Children's Hospital
  • Make recycling an official policy of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Propose LEED certification for future building construction
  • Continuing monitoring various ongoing environmental initiatives

Positions Available!

Co-Presidents

Coordinate grant and policy writing. Communicate with adminstration and faculty. Ultimate responsibility to ensure recycling is done.


Treasurer

Manage finances.  Assist with grant writing and recycling.


Public Relations/Strategic Planning

Help to promote environmental initiatives and implement proposals around the medical center/community

Collections Coordinator

Coordinate regular recycling and pick-ups.

Encourage graduate student participation in RecyClinic. Monitor research buildings.


If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please contact via email either one of our co-presidents (Brian & David)

brian.c.drolet@vanderbilt.edu

david.leiman@vanderbilt.edu



Graduate School Liason


Ways to Get Involved!

Executive Committee

In charge of evaluation of the VUMC C.A.R.E.S. - obtaining feedback from students and faculty, overseeing the student-run recycling program and the implementation of environmental-friendly policies in the medical center and university.

Public Relations Committee

Responsible for increasing awareness of VUMC C.A.R.E.S. initiatives and encouraging members of the medical center community to recycle.

Recycle Day Committee

Establish and organize a "Recycle Day" to provide information to students, faculty, and the community about recycling.

Speaker Committee

Help organize people to come do a lunch-time lecture on environmental issues

Educational Outreach

Go to schools and teach kids about environmental issues.  Through Center for Science Outreach.

Recycling in Action

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