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Joyful Learning 101

Virtual

Join local organization, Our Joyful Learning Community, for an overview of 7 strategies for how to create culturally relevant nature-based programs and curriculum, and apply them to your context. 

Reducing Waste in Schools

Virtual

Interested in waste reduction through prevention, rescue, and recycling? Want to know how to conduct a food waste audit in your cafeteria? Join us for Reducing Waste in Schools to learn the most sustainable ways to reduce waste and hear from a teacher who’s done it all. 

Socket, Nashville’s Sustainability Outlet

Virtual

Did you know that within the Metro Nashville's Department of General Services there’s an entire division focused on implementing sustainable practices throughout the department’s programs, projects, and operations with the goal to reduce energy, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions? Well, there is! Socket, Nashville’s Sustainability Outlet, works to educate Metro employees and the citizens of …

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PBL & Sustainable City Challenge

Virtual

Use project-based learning to explore sustainability, teach STEAM, and explore real-world solutions. Review the UGL Sustainable City Challenge project and hear from a teacher who has delivered it multiple times, even virtually!

EcoRise Classroom Resources & Grants

Virtual

Re-imagine your classroom (remote, hybrid, or in-person) as a laboratory for applied sustainability education! Explore how EcoRise curriculum, resources, and grant funds for student-driven projects can be used to increase student engagement and cultivate eco-literacy on your campus and in your community.

Sustainable Fashion

Virtual

Each year, more than 100 billion garments are made and around $450 billion worth of textiles are thrown away around the world. Our throwaway culture and the growth of fast fashion have had a tremendous impact on not only the environment but also comes at an unintended human cost. In this session, we’ll learn more …

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Sustainable Events

Virtual

It’s estimated that the average participant at a public event generates 2.5 pounds of waste per day. That kind of waste adds up quickly, especially in a city like ours. In this session, we hear from the organization that helps to put make Nashville’s largest free summer music festival, Live On The Green, happen. Learn …

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Composting 101: Reducing Food Waste and Creating Healthy Soils

Virtual

Approximately 32% of the waste that Nashville residents create each year is food and yard waste that could be composted. Composting is nature's way of recycling food and yard waste. It is a process that naturally occurs when anything that was once alive is returned to the soil through decomposition. Tune in and learn more …

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Food Waste 101

Virtual

40% of all food is wasted in the United States, which represents an annual estimated cost of $218 billion. That is on average 400 pounds of food per person every year! In this session, we’ll explore the overall issue of food waste, what the Nashville Food Waste Initiative is doing about it, how food can …

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Livestream: “Waste-Not” Cooking Demonstration

Virtual

Each year, up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten while over ten percent of Americans are food insecure. Locally, organics are the largest source of landfill content in Nashville. When it comes to cooking, a little creativity can prevent a lot of waste—thereby saving money, mitigating hunger, and protecting the …

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