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Vanderbilt Toyota Challenge

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Being one of the six individuals representing the Lipscomb’s Institute for Sustainable Practice at the Vanderbilt Toyota Challenge was a great honor, and an event 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 found myself a grouped with four...

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Ruy with the kids

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

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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 with the Pepsi Co Recycling...

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Michaela

What can you expect when a group of Sustainability students go on a trip together for a food-travel course?

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Bio:  I am a Junior Sustainability major with a minor in Biology. Michaela Gregory             What can you expect when a group of Sustainability students go on a trip together for a food-travel course?  Of course, there will be lots of discussion about complex modern-day issues.  There will be constant marvel at any tree, flower, animal, or even butterfly encountered (after all, we did make an exciting stop at the Calloway Gardens Butterfly House).  And,...

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Holly

Lipscomb prepared me for my opportunity, and helped me make my own luck. As you find your place in the Sustainability Industry, I hope our paths cross and that together we can make Tennessee a more sustainable place.

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Holly Baird, MBA, IIDA, LEED AP+ID&C, is the Executive Director of the US Green Building Council Tennessee Chapter, a Registered Interior Designer, and a graduate of the Lipscomb University MBA program.   Six months after I graduated from Lipscomb, I changed careers, made a financially lateral move, and got my dream job as Executive Director of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Tennessee Chapter.  How did I manage such a successful career transition?  The honest answer...

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Martin

National Park Centennial Challenge Fund

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The National Park System, established by Woodrow Wilson 100 years ago, today manages more than 400 nationally significant sites and an invaluable collection of more than 75,000 natural and cultural assets that span 84 million acres across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories.   From Yellowstone National Park in the West, with its roaming buffalo and thermal geysers, to Fort McHenry National Monument in Maryland, where a legendary battle in the...

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