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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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June 2021

Creative Reuse

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

We’re all aware of the 3 R’s, reduce, reuse, & recycle but what many don’t realize is that the first 2 are significantly more important than recycling in reducing waste. Learn more about steps you can take in your own life to reuse and about some local organizations that are leading the charge. Special Guest Speakers: Leah Sherry, Executive Director, Turnip Green Creative Reuse This event is free and open to the public. Registration required to view live. _____________________________________________  …

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Construction, Demolition, & the ReStore

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

C&D waste occupies one of the largest shares of our city’s waste stream. At the rate, our city is growing this is already a huge issue on the path to get even more important. How we deal with waste will shape so much of Nashville’s future, tune in to learn about some of the work being done to close this loop. Special Guest Speakers: John Reed, Asso AIA Construction Design and Operations Senior Manager Habitat For Humanity of Greater Nashville…

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