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Sustainable in the City

Borrow Instead of Buy

Virtual

Join us for a discussion with Nashville Public Library’s Donelson Branch staff—Ryan Darrow, Library Branch Manager, and Bailey Battilla, Adult Librarian—to learn about the importance of sharing common household items to reduce the need to buy new.

Free

Cheers to Sustainable Beverages

Virtual

Join us for a discussion with Mark Valencia, Environmental Scientist with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and manager of the Tennessee Sustainable Spirits program, and Rhonda Cammon, founder & CEO of Perfectly Cordial and recent alum of Vanderbilt's Climate Innovation Accelerator program. We will talk about best practices for reducing environmental impacts in the beverage and spirit industry and how community-based support programs can help businesses become even more sustainable through creative problem-solving.

Free

River Friendly Farms

Virtual

Join us for an informative conversation with two local River Friendly farmers, Reggie Marshall of Reggie's Veggies and Alex Bice of Cooper Creek Farm, and the Working Lands Program Manager at Cumberland River Compact, Caroline Hutchins.

Free

Nashville’s Food Scraps Pickup Pilot

Virtual

Join us to get the dirt on composting from Jenn Harrman, Zero Waste Program Manager at Metro Nashville Waste Services. We will be discussing the Food Scraps Pickup Pilot and how this program fits into Nashville’s overall waste reduction goals.

Free

Sustainable in the City Webinar – Nashville’s Climate Resilience

Virtual

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.

Free

Sustainable in the City Webinar – Youth-Led Community Design

Virtual

Join us for a conversation with Melody Gibson, Education Director and Cydney Thompson, Youth Programs Intern at Civic Design Center, to learn more about the youth efforts in creating a sustainable and safer Nashville.

Free

Sustainable in the City Webinar – Meet the Hosts

Virtual

Join us for an informative and fun conversation with Allie Omens, Zero Waste Program Coordinator for Metro Nashville Waste Services, and Karissa Hampton, Sustainable Households Manager at Urban Green Lab. We will end the 2023 Sustainable in the City season by discussing our organizations’ work to help Nashvillians live, work, and learn sustainably in our city.

Free