Sustainable Nashville Live: September Preview

September is here and that means another round of interviews for Sustainable Nashville Live! Check out our stacked lineup of organizations on the ground making Nashville a more sustainable city for all.

Coming up this month:

  • Jennifer Smith is the city horticulturist at Metropolitan Nashville Department of Public Works. Jennifer is a leading voice in the fight for Nashville’s native ash trees which could disappear as soon as 2026 due to the impact from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.
  • Renee Barker is the Vice President of Tennessee Women in Green (TWIG) a nonprofit that works to empower, inspire, and connect sustainability-minded women in Middle Tennessee. The organization provides the opportunity to network with other sustainability-minded women and learn about sustainable businesses, organizations, and initiatives in the Nashville community through monthly meetings, scholarships, and other events.
  • Amy Crownover is the Executive Director of Greenways for Nashville a non-profit organization raising awareness of and private support for Nashville’s greenways initiative. 
  • Jeffrey Orkin is the owner of Greener Roots Farm, Nashville’s first commercial scale hydroponic vertical farm. When not growing lettuce indoors, Jeffrey enjoys growing just about everything outdoors.

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If you have any questions you’d like us to ask in our interviews or if there any organizations that you would be interested in learning more about feel free to reach out to patrick@urbangreenlab.org Interviews will be released every Friday at 4 pm on Facebook Live so make sure to follow us on social media to make sure you don’t miss out! 

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