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Sustainable in the City Webinar – Nashville’s Climate Resilience
October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm CDTFree
Derecho, tornado, flood, heat wave, and extreme cold. What do these things have in common? They are events that Nashville has experienced in the past four years that have had devastating impacts on the city. These types of weather events are occurring with greater severity and frequency due to a changing climate. Nashville has a plan in place to reduce carbon emissions, but what is it doing to adapt to the extreme weather events that we are experiencing today? A changing climate can threaten access to basic resources, disrupt people’s lives, and cause damage to Nashville’s infrastructure. To protect our community, Metro Nashville has created a Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan, while also working with intradepartmental Metro staff to develop an internal toolkit and framework, which together aim to equitably improve Nashville’s ability to withstand and recover from climate-driven hazards.
Join us for an informative discussion with Kristin Stroup, Executive Fellow, Building Resilience in City Operations, and Kendra Abkowitz, Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer for the Office of Mayor Freddie O’Connell. We will discuss the City’s draft plan and how it helps to ensure that Nashville’s infrastructure, systems, economy, and community can anticipate, cope with, and bounce back from expected and unexpected events.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to view live. Click here to register.
Hosted by Zero Waste Nashville and Urban Green Lab, Sustainable in the City features interviews, webinars, and panel discussions with Nashville’s top experts in all areas of waste and sustainability.