Community News:

Shady Boulevard

A closer look at the Byhalia Pipeline, land seizures, and the impact of Tennessee's eminent domain laws on predominantly black communities in Memphis. 

Click here to read the article on Inside Climate News

Implementation Planning

Engage with Nashville's Civic Design Center, a nonprofit that works with residents, organizations, and municipalities to help improve the quality of life of all people in communities, by contributing to their Recovery Fund, becoming a member, or attending one of their upcoming events.  

Learn more

Recycling Bottles

On Jan. 27, this installment of Urban Green Lab's educational series "Sustainable in the City: Thinking Upstream" will feature a panel discussion of the economics of recycling.

Register here for this free event.

Image by Bao Menglong

BNA's newest concourse becomes one of only five newly constructed airport facilities in the United States, and one of nine airport facilities worldwide, to earn LEED Silver under the USGBC's LEED v4 standards.

Learn more.

Politician News Interview

The partnership builds on a relationship that began last year with the establishment of a criminal justice beat. 

Learn more.

Pampas Grass

TWIG member, Laura Hunt, is a part of the amazing group Southeastern Grasslands Initiative. Their mission is "To understand, preserve, restore, and promote the grasslands of the Southeast through research, consultation & coordination of on-the-ground conservation."

Check them out here! 

Merry Christmas

Click here to browse their virtual auction and support a great cause! 


This is a really special volunteer opportunity, and one you can participate in as well! Park Ambassadors hand out trail maps, give directions, and offer an overall welcoming and supportive presence to our park patrons. Ambassadors are stationed at the WPNC, throughout Edwin and Percy Warner Park, as well as the Burch Reserve.


Learn more

Grocery Shopping

The Kroger Co. is now offering free recycling for its store brands. The Simple Truth Recycling Program allows shoppers to recycle more than 300 products from its Simple Truth line. Partner TerraCycle can now accept a range of flexible packaging not currently allowed in curbside recycling such as produce bags and plastic overwrap.


Learn more

Calm Waters

SELC Responds to "Waters of the State Exception Clause" 

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) provided comments on the Tennessee Department of Conservation's (TDEC's) that "stress the importance of unpolluted waters for all Tennesseans, and to highlight the ongoing need for a rigorous, comprehensive regulatory system to ensure that Tennesseans can enjoy clean water for generations to come."

Contact the SELC to learn more.

Join us for our latest virtual field study as we buzz into the bee-autiful world of the honey bee. In this video, we take a special tour of our Honey Bee Sanctuary at The Land Trust for Tennessee's Glen Leven Farm where you'll meet thousands of honey bees, take an in-depth look inside the hive, and learn about the importance of pollinators.

Watch here.

Forest Trees

In the wake of the March tornado, three nonprofits are partnering to plant trees in place of the ones we lost.

Learn more here. 


Milepost Consulting, a local social and environmental consulting firm, offers wise and poignant words to reflect their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and offer many helpful resources. 

Read here

Fruits in Bloom

The Nature Conservancy protects 800 acres Tennessee's Shady Valley, a bountiful ecosystem that supports over 26 rare plants and animals. 

Learn more about the past and present of Shade Valley here.