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September 2021

Composting 101: Reducing Food Waste and Creating Healthy Soils

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

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 about this process from our local experts. Special Guest Speakers: Clay Ezell, Co-Owner, Service and Business Development, The Compost Company, LLC Micah Puncochar, Co-Founder/Commercial Sales,…

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August 2021

Sustainable Events

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

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 more about what happens behind the scenes and how events can be done sustainably. Special Guest Speakers: Dennis Freeman, Live Event Producer, Freeman Enterprises This…

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July 2021

Sustainable Fashion

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

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 about what makes the industry so unsustainable and what can be done to make the fashion supply chain more sustainable and equitable. Special Guest Speakers:…

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EcoRise Classroom Resources & Grants

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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.

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PBL & Sustainable City Challenge

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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!

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Socket, Nashville’s Sustainability Outlet

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

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 Nashville about sustainability achievements and how to work and live sustainably in eight core areas: water, waste, mobility, wellness, food, greenspace, design/ build, and energy.…

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Reducing Waste in Schools

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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. 

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Joyful Learning 101

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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. 

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Introduction to Sustainable Classrooms

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Virtual

Join Urban Green Lab for professional development including lessons, projects, and partner resources on how to incorporate sustainable living into the classroom. Inspire your students to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future.

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Introduction to Sustainable Classrooms

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Virtual

Join Urban Green Lab for professional development including lessons, projects, and partner resources on how to incorporate sustainable living into the classroom. Inspire your students to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future.

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