Community News:


Nature never stops, and neither does Root Nashville! Despite the COVID curveball, Root Nashville hit the significant milestone of 10,000 trees planted - on track to achieve 500,000 trees by 2050.


Read about their progress and learn how to support Root Nashville here. 

Walk Bike Nashville presents guidelines and tips for staying active and getting some fresh air while maintaining social distancing.  


Read here.

Metro Nashville's Sustainability Advisory Committee will serve to review and advise Metro's sustainability plans and policies. 


View the committee here.

NLFC is now accepting proposals for buildings that could benefit from pro-bono Living Building Challenge design services. 


View the RFP here. 

Metro Nashville is accepting community feedback on legislation that would require the planting and maintaining of street trees in certain circumstances. The survey is open until March 05, 2020. 


Let your voice be heard. 

75,000 acres in East Tennessee may now be susceptible to the harmful strip mining practices that it was once protected from.


Read more about the threat here

Noticing mobility issues in your neighborhood? TURBO can help! Submit a request and learn more about the organization here.

Metro Water Services Receives a Perfect Score from State Regulators

An unannounced audit of Metro Water's operations resulted in 599 out of 599 points earned across the board. Well done, MWS! 

Read the full press release here.

Climbers Permanently Protect Hell’s Kitchen

The Hell’s Kitchen bouldering area outside Chattanooga, Tennessee is now a permanently protected area within Cumberland Trail State Park.

Vanderbilt, NES, TVA, and Silicon Ranch Partner on Landmark Renewable Energy Deal

"A landmark agreement announced Wednesday between Nashville Electric Service, Vanderbilt University, and the Tennessee Valley Authority will bring new, large-scale renewable energy to the Tennessee Valley through TVA’s Green Invest program."

Read more here.

The Nature Conservancy's 2019 Tennessee Impact Report

From 253,000 acres acquired within the Cumberland Forest to wildlife tracking technology, view the leaps and bounds of progress that the Nature Conservancy made last year in Tennessee here

Mayor Cooper Announces Multiple Initiatives to Combat Climate Change and Promote Sustainability, Signs Global Covenant of Mayors

Click here to view the press release. 

Pallets turned into compost bins

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices has been able to give old pallets new life as part of the Green Schools Program. The pallets are part of a program where elementary students learn about food waste and composting onsite. 

Learn more about the program here. 

Vanderbilt analyzes the future of transportation

The failure of a transit resolution for Nashville in 2018 mirrored what was happening in other areas of the country. A long term solution will need many different solutions. Learn more about the future of transportation here, and check out these ways that Vanderbilt is furthering mobility around campus:

  • VandyRide - van routes

  • Ridehail pick up and drop off - designated locations for uber and lyft

  • Walk and Roll Loop - a multi year project to design a multi modal pathway encircling the perimeter of campus

  • Scooter and bike parking - designated areas to improve parking and make sure walkways are clear for accessibility

  • Electric golf carts - for those with mobility and accessibility needs


21 Video Stories of Americans dealing with the effects of climate change

American Climate is a new project from Inside Climate News. Check out this new series showing the scientific data and specific stories of recent extreme weather events.


Davidson County Long-Term Zero Waste Master Plan

Metro Nashville Public Works and Davidson County Solid Waste Region Board are working to create a long-term Solid Waste Master Plan with the ultimate goal of achieving zero waste to landfill in the future! The purpose of the Master Plan is to evaluate Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County’s existing waste management system and provide options to improve and enhance the system and increase waste reduction and diversion.

Check out the full plan documents and other resources here.

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