TWIG Seed Fund: a scholarship program for members!
We are happy to offer scholarships in 2019 to empower women who share our vision of advancing environmental sustainability.

The goals of this scholarship are:

  • To support women seeking to expand their skills, knowledge and experience through continuing education opportunities.

  • To increase access to continued education for women with the means to otherwise attend.

  • Attract and welcome new faces to TWIG, especially those representing underserved populations, professions, communities, and strategic partners working in these communities.

  • Expand participation in the TWIG network by providing a platform that facilitates connections between a diversity of people to share their knowledge, perspectives and passion.

  • Invest in individuals who are positioned to advance the mission of TWIG.


Qualifying undertakings include course study in environmental science and environmental sustainability; attendance at sustainability conferences, summits, seminars, and retreats; and other activities deemed worthy by the Board of Directors.


Scholarship recipient eligibility criteria:

  • Must not be a member of the Board of Directors of TWIG

  • Should demonstrate a valid and reasonable need for the scholarship

  • Should demonstrate a personal or professional background or goal that merits receipt of the scholarship

  • Should demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing environmental sustainability through engagement over the long term.

  • Must be a Tennessee resident or enrolled in a Tennessee educational program

  • Must be a TWIG member in good standing (no unpaid dues)

Please fill out ALL fields in this application and send to


Dwell on Design 2018 conference

"What an amazing time! It was just what I needed while starting my business for a kick of inspiration."

— Anna Caro, TWIG Member since 2015

Upcoming Conferences/Events/Classes
This is not an exhaustive list, just a sample of some conferences that were sent to us. If you find a conference you would like to go to, please apply for a scholarship using the process above!


Renewable Natural Gas Technical Workshop & Trade Expo, Nashville, TN, September 11-12

RNG WORKS is designed for feedstock owners (landfill, wastewater, livestock, agriculture and food processing), RNG project developers, operators, financiers, engineers, equipment providers, manufacturers, technology and service providers, marketers, transporters, fleets, municipalities, universities, utilities and other end-users and customers who want to better understand RNG project development and operation from a nuts-and-bolts perspective.

RNG WORKS seeks to educate, demonstrate and promote best RNG industry practices, for purposes of helping realize increased development, deployment and utilization of renewable natural gas - and for purposes of helping achieve greater energy independence and access to domestic, renewable, clean fuel and energy supply.

Living Product Expo, Nashville, TN, October 8-10

The International Living Future Institute will host the fifth Living Product Expo this October 8 – 10 in Nashville, at Music City Center. At the Expo, you’ll connect with 700+ leaders in sustainable design, healthy materials, biophilic design, and health & wellness. The Expo brings together leading minds in the design and manufacturing industries to lead the revolution toward healthy and beautiful spaces for everyone. You’ll experience three game-changing days of engaging education sessions, inspiring keynotes, an exclusive trade show brimming with leading-edge products, and much more! Join a community of leaders who are working to create healthy products and spaces for everyone.

Tennessee Valley Solar Conference, Franklin, TN, October 16

The largest conference for the Tennessee Valley solar market. An opportunity to gain unique insights for a market serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association) is the state affiliate for the national Solar Energy Industries Association and represents the interest of the solar energy industry in Tennessee. TenneSEIA working with our great group of partner organizations and sponsors are excited to leverage our success from last years event. Last years conference was standing room only, and with the new announcements on solar from TVA, we expect this year to be even larger!

12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA, October 24-25

Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest and will be held again this year at the Grand River Center located in the Port of Dubuque at 500 Bell Street. The 12th annual conference will be two days of education, inspiration and collaboration on topics of interest to anyone who cares about creating great towns and cities that stand the test of time.


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