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January 2021

FYI Naturalist: Save Food; Waste Less in Nashville

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual

Linda Breggin and Akielly Hu from the Nashville Food Waste Initiative are presenting a free virtual workshop with Warner Parks Nature Center on January 26!

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Big Plastic and the Economics of Recycling

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Recycling is a highly discussed topic and for many people, it's an entry point to the larger conversation about sustainability. Join us on January 27, for this panel discussion as Patrick and Jenn hear from experts in the field and unravel the mysteries of the plastic industrial complex and delve into the economics beyond recycling. Guest Panelists: Michael L. Crouch Adjunct Instructor in Economics and Ph.D. Candidate Vanderbilt University Dr. Emily Stutzman Jones Director, Institute of Sustainable Practice Lipscomb University…

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February 2021

Creating a Smart Yard: Composting, Pollution Prevention, and Planting Native

February 10 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Spring is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to start planning your garden and prepping your yard! Sustainably of course. Planting a garden and planting trees in your backyard helps the planet. Growing your own food cuts down on air and water pollution, and fossil fuels. But wait, there's more! Planting native trees and native species in your yard can help support local wildlife and all of these efforts help protect Tennessee’s water resources. Join us,…

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Teacher Training: Sustainability Classroom Resources & Grants

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Event via Zoom
Free

Join Urban Green Lab and EcoRise for an interactive workshop on how to incorporate sustainable living education into your class with free lessons, projects, and classroom grants.

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March 2021

How to Help Local Wildlife Thrive in Your Own Backyard

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Many of us know that preserving our native wildlife is an important piece of maintaining environmental stability. But not many of us know that there are direct actions we can all take to ensure our local flora and fauna thrive in our own backyards. Tune in as we speak with Debbie Sykes, Executive Director of Nashville Wildlife Conservation Center, and discover steps you can take to preserve Nashville’s wildlife. Debbie is a certified Tennessee Naturalist and founded NWCC with a…

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The Life of Litter in Our Environment and Ecological System

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Litter is a key component of environmental distress. Not only is it an eyesore but it affects humans as well as wildlife. In this session, we’ll hear from a panel of experts and learn about the interconnectedness of our local environment, what you can do to keep it healthy, and a small native species that you may not know about but is an indicator of our environmental health. Featuring Special Guest Speaker: JD Lane Commission Coordinator, Metro Beautification & Environment…

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