SPEAR aims to increase awareness of environmental issues and to promote sustainable habits and infrastructure within the Vanderbilt/Nashville community.


Reinvest Vanderbilt

SPEAR is partnered with Reinvest Vanderbilt, a coalition of environmental student groups advocating for divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in sustainable… Read more Reinvest Vanderbilt

Cardboard Crew

Since fall 2004, SPEAR has mobilized to help make move-in day more environmentally-friendly. In 2012, Cardboard Crew recycled 32 tons of cardboard in one day!… Read more Cardboard Crew

Climate Connections

This past March, SPEAR and VSG teamed up for an inspiring and informative discussion of the intersection of the environment… Read more Climate Connections


In spring 2014, SPEAR partnered with The Kefi Project (now Kefi Collective) to turn plastic water bottles into art in order to raise awareness about sustainable water use.

VU Coal Plant Conversion

Coal to Natural Gas Conversion SPEAR was on the forefront for the push to convert the coal plant on main… Read more VU Coal Plant Conversion

Know Tomorrow

Check out this article about Know Tomorrow in The Hustler: “SPEAR’s ‘Know Tomorrow’ event shows great turnout even in rain”.… Read more Know Tomorrow