About us

SPEARĀ (Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility) aims to increase awareness of environmental issues and to promote sustainable habits and infrastructure within the Vanderbilt/Nashville community. We work with Vanderbilt professors, administration, and other student-run organizations, along with organizations outside of the Vanderbilt umbrella.


Cardboard Crew

Since fall 2004, SPEAR has mobilized to make move-in day more environmentally-friendly. In 2016, we collected 40.72 tons of recycling, or about 13 pounds per Vanderbilt undergraduate!