Community News:


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.

Be sure to follow Metro Public Works' Recycling Guide this holiday season!

Stay on the Nice list and make sure you are recycling correctly!


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.

Hands On Nashville's Guide to Holiday Volunteering

Looking to give back during this holiday season? Check out  this list of volunteer opportunities and in-kind needs in our community. 

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