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The Nashville Zoo's Carbon Footprint

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by Mija Nichols //   During my spring 2016 semester with the Nashville Zoo, I had the experience of a lifetime in my internship. There were several objectives to accomplish while at the Zoo, both professional and personal. Shadow as many areas as possible that are involved in Animal Care Create a Carbon Footprint for the Nashville Zoo with as much information that could be obtained Conduct a product evaluation Identify mercury recycling options The...

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Where Cranberries, Bald Eagles, and Biodiversity Thrive: Pine Barrens Reserve

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by Zeke Cutts // Leaving the warmth of the truck after the drive to the cranberry bogs, we call “the woods”; I shake off the chill and sort through my gate keys. The cold, heavy steel gates swing across the road, an unfortunate barrier to prevent people from trespassing. We are in the 1.1 million acre reserve known as the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. If you were to climb to the top of one...

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Where Does Lipscomb's Excess Food Go?

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  by Danielle Nichols //  Lipscomb University’s undergraduate Dietetics students spent the 2015-2016 school year helping to improve the sustainable practices of on-campus dining services through their student led club, Share Our Supper (SOS). President of SOS, Jess Wayda has helped the club accomplish their goal of providing healthy and highly nutritious food that is unused from Bison Café to those in need. SOS currently partners with the Nashville Food Project, a local nonprofit organization...

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A Different Approach to Nashville's Mobility Challenges

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By Ruy Batista //  Being one of the six individuals representing the Lipscomb’s Institute for Sustainable Practice at Vanderbilt's Toyota + Net Impact Next Generation Mobility Challenge was a great honor, and an even better experience. As Lipscomb University attempts to initiate a Net Impact chapter on campus, this was a great opportunity to see what the Net Impact organization is all about. Walking onto the Vanderbilt University Campus, I had no idea what to expect and soon...

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Sustainability Education at the Elementary Level: Lipscomb Academy's Green Team

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by Ruy Batista //    Through Lipscomb University, I was provided an assistantship opportunity to work with the Lipscomb Academy and two teachers who are making an enormous environmental impact. During the hands on experience I have been able to work closely with Ginger Reasonover and Becky Collins who are in charge of the Academy’s sustainable initiatives, which has earned the school national recognition for their efforts. My responsibilities have been geared around providing support...

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