High School Students Take Sustainability Tour of Construction Site

Turner Construction Company (Turner) is a great partner and gracious sponsor of Urban Green Lab. During the 2019-2020 School Year, Turner participated in the pilot year of our Sustainable Pathways Program which paired McGavock High School Students with corporate green teams.

Each month, a team of seniors came to Turner’s Nashville office to participate in their green team meeting. On a chilly afternoon in February, the seniors had the unique opportunity to visit an actual construction site of a high-rise in Nashville!

After learning about the safety protocols of being on a construction site, the students put on their PPE (personal protection equipment) and began their tour!

The tour was led by Katie Poss, Engineer & Regional Sustainability Manager, with David Dasal, Project Superintendent. The students asked a variety of questions throughout the private tour about the building process and sustainability. They were able to see first-hand the steps Turner is taking to lead sustainable construction practices in the field.

Check out a few pictures of the tour below!

Thank you again to Turner Construction Company for hosting Urban Green Lab and the Sustainable Pathways Program students!

Are you a Nashville-area high school student or do you work at a company that would be interested in participating in the Sustainable Pathways Program? Contact us for more information about the 2020-2021 Sustainable Pathways Program!

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