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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.


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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.

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

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.

Socket, Nashville's sustainability outlet, interviewed Nashville's most influential sustainability leaders. 

Read here

The TennGreen Land Conservancy, the oldest accredited statewide conservation entity, has successfully conserved 7,000 acres this fiscal year, including Chickasaw Bluff, Lone Star on the Cumberland Trail, a tract in Big River Park, Banks Pisgah, Bill's Rest, and an easement along Whites & Piney Creek Gorges.

Learn more and donate here. 

The Great American Outdoors Act would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and reduce teh park maintenance backlog in half. 

Read more here.

Living Buildings "give more than they take," providing resources such as energy to the grid and clean water to the watershed. 

Learn about the LBC and Warner's Nature Center


The USGBC named notable women that have taken a front seat in the fight against climate change during the pandemic. 

View the featured women here. 

After the onslaught of storms hit Nashville, many environmentalists are facing an uphill battle of reforesting our region with increased fear of tree fall.


Listen to the short podcast here.

Even if you're stuck at home, you can still shop secondhand. Check out this list of 20 local consignment shops to support during the shutdown. 


View the list here

Have you seen us in the latest Local Table Magazine: A Guide to Food & Farming? Check out all of the featured Nashville organizations working on different sustainability concerns in this Green Issue. Local Table can be found online at or around town.


We love the driving force behind this issue: "by working with our neighbors we can make our city and surrounding community a better, healthier and greener place to live."

Nashville closes 4.5 miles of streets to cars, allowing for outdoor walking and biking space. This is a great start in giving Nashvillians space for socially-distanced time outdoors.


Read more and view a map of the closed streets here. 

A moving piece on the history of environmental justice in Nashville, Mayor Cooper's stance on sustainability, and the passion behind the Sunrise Movement.


Read the piece here.

During this period of uncertainty, nature continues right on schedule. As we remain at home, learn about the farming and conservation work that is still occurring at Glen Leven Farm.


Click here for educational materials and opportunities for engagement. 

Help USGBC celebrate women devoted to sustainability through their program "Sheroes". Here, they feature women nationwide and their contributions to a greener planet. 

Learn more here, or nominate a Shero.

The TN Department of Environment and Conservation has published guidance on how to conserve resources (and money!) while staying at home. 

Click here to read more.

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. 

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