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October 2021

Livestream: “Waste-Not” Cooking Demonstration

October 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

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 environment. On October 15, the James Beard Foundation and the Nashville Food Waste Initiative will host a “waste-not” cooking demonstration in partnership with Mayor Cooper’s…

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SiTC Episode 19: Tennessee’s Zero Waste Day

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

An average Nashvillian throws away a whopping 6.56 pounds of trash per day, nearly 2 pounds more than the national average! Though we want our city to lead in many things, waste creation shouldn’t be one of them. Join us on Tennessee’s 2nd annual Zero Waste Day as we speak with the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) about the importance of reducing our waste, reusing what we already have, and rethinking what we consider waste in the first place.…

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November 2021

SiTC Episode 20: Reclaiming Water & Biosolids for Beneficial Reuse

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Wastewater is one topic you may generally ignore until one day you find yourself standing in your bathroom or kitchen wondering, 'What happens to that water after it goes down the drain? How exactly does one clean water? What happens to it once it is treated? And where do microbes come into play?' In this episode, join Metro Water Services to uncover the answers and learn how this surprisingly complex and vital part of city infrastructure manages what you flush,…

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The Story of Plastic Screening & Community Panel

November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Virtual
Free

THE STORY OF PLASTIC reveals the truth behind plastic pollution and plastic recycling. The documentary presents a timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis, and covers everything from the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back. We've partnered with Zero Waste Nashville to host a free film screening and community panel, featuring local experts on waste, environmental justice, and plastic pollution. Register to receive an exclusive link to stream…

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SiTC Episode 21: Nashville’s Traffic Calming Program

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Safer roads are just a few tweaks away with the concept of traffic calming. Adding a speed bump here, a round-about there, and reducing speed from 30 mph to 20 mph can have outsize effects on improving the safety of a roadway. Join us as we learn more about Nashville’s efforts to improve neighborhood quality of life and make safer streets for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Special Guest Speakers: Derek Hagerty, Engineer Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure…

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December 2021

SiTC Episode 22: Sustainable Land Management

December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Imagine Nashville with fewer lawn mowers and a whole lot more...sheep? You read that right! Happily munching sheep over motorized machines just may be the sound of the future if Nashville Chew Crew has anything to say about it. Join us as we learn about this adorable, and sustainable, method of removing vegetation right here in our city. Special Guest Speaker: Zach Richarson, Owner, Nashville Chew Crew This event is free and open to the public. Registration required to view live. _____________________________________________…

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SiTC Episode 23: Sustainable Holidays

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

The holiday season is upon us so let’s wrap our gifts in a funky newspaper spread, tuck our trinkets into a beautiful scarf, send a handmade card, or maybe bake a loved one’s favorite cake! There are so many ways to make the holidays a bit more sustainable while still spreading joy and good cheer. Join Jenn and Christina as we wrap up a wonderful year of Sustainable in the City and leave you with a few ideas to try…

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February 2022

SiTC: Making Nashville A Top Spot for Sustainability

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Nashville is known for many things: amazing live music, great food, and friendly residents, but can we add sustainability to that list? Join us as we talk with the city’s Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer, Dr. Kendra Abkowitz, about her quest to ensure sustainability claims a top spot in what makes Nashville unique, livable, and fun. We will hear more about Dr. Abkowitz's own personal journey of sustainability and dive into the goals she will help implement within the Mayor's…

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March 2022

SiTC: Rooting for Sustainability

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Trees provide us with a nice spot of shade, fresh air, and everyday beauty, but they are also a critical piece of the puzzle for any city's sustainability efforts. As we grow here in Nashville, our canopy may be changing but there is work being done to keep trees thriving in our city in the face of continued growth. Join us for a discussion with Meg Morgan, Root Nashville's Campaign Manager, Jennifer Smith, Metro Nashville's horticulturist, and Meitra Aycock, Metro…

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April 2022

SiTC: Getting Outside and Into Community

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

Cities and green space; opposites or a perfect match? We may sometimes feel disconnected from the natural world and those around us living in a city, but if we take a moment to look around there are natural spaces abound right here in our very own Nashville! Join us for a discussion with Farm in the City's Dr. Hemalatha Gokhale and Bellevue Edible Learning Lab's Missy Hamilton where we will discuss how making space for communities to thrive outdoors helps…

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