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Courses, Conferences,Classes

...and other resources!

By sharing resources, educating each other, and bettering ourselves, we become a more impactful collective. If costs are prohibitive, please apply to our Seed Fund. 


Engage in the resources below, and share any we missed to tnwomeningreen@gmail.com.

Zero Waste Trash Talk 


TWIG supports the mission of Zero Waste Trash Talk, a local team of sustainability experts that are passionate about waste education. ​


Take a listen to their podcasts and view their resources here.

Bioneers Virtual Conference

December 5th-6th and 12th-13th, 2020

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew.” As we enter into a permanent emergency, it’s much easier to see what’s dying than what’s being born. But since the beginning, Bioneers has been about what’s being born. As always, we’ll be showcasing many of the most visionary and practical solutions afoot today, and many of our greatest visionary innovators, including the greatest people you’ve never heard of.



Nashville Community Education Programs

Multiple dates in 2020

Check out the current catalogue for this fall's Nashville Community Education courses, now open for registration! Some that may be of interest to TWIG folks are:

  • Basic Bicycle Maintenance

  • Bicycle Riding Over 50

  • Carbon Footprints

  • From Seed to Table Gardening

  • Greening Nashville's Neighborhoods

  • Planting a Fall Garden

  • Raising Backyard Chickens

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Renewable Resources

  • Repurpose Vintage Jewelry: Creative & Fun Projects

  • Smart Cities & Infrastructure

  • Sustainability Webinar Series

  • Sustainable Fashion

  • Welcome to Bicycle Riding

  • What is Sustainable Development?

TWIG can help you attend one of these courses -- just submit a TWIG Seed Fund application.

South Cumberland Tennessee Naturalist Program

Multiple dates in 2020

The schedule below outlines the 10 four-hour classes, plus one bonus session, that will be part of the 2020-2021 curriculum.  To earn certification as a Tennessee Naturalist, you must attend all ten of the program's regular classes, plus complete 40 hours of volunteer work in support of a natural area in Tennessee.

$275, includes one-year membership to Friends of the South Cumberland: https://www.friendsofsouthcumberland.org/tn-naturalist-application.html

Earth X Conferences

Multiple Events and Recordings

EarthxConference is a series of conferences that convene for the purpose of cultivating relationships and forming partnerships between mission-driven advocates, investors, accelerators, researchers, and other concerned world citizens. The conference goals are to educate, promote and instigate activities that sustain environmental initiatives with a substantial, positive impact on all living things and on our planet.


View webinars and conferences here.

LeanIn.Org Open Circle Meeting

Multiple Dates

At LeanIn.Org, we believe in peer-to-peer support, in being there for each other—that’s what Lean In Circles are all about. There are more than 48,000 Circles around the world and together we’re a vibrant network of women in almost every country.We’re excited to use this opportunity to connect with women from around the world to discuss topics that are top of mind – and be there to support each other to navigate our new realities during the global pandemic.

View webinars here. 

Tennessee Women In Green Leadership Award

The Tennessee Women In Green Leadership Award is presented to a a person who is a guiding force for sustainability leadership in the state. The recipient is selected by the leadership of both USGBC Tennessee and Tennessee Women In Green.


2019 Tennessee Women In Green Leadership Award

The inaugural award recipient is Dr. Heather J. Brown, Director, School of Concrete and Construction Management at Middle Tennessee State University.

The presentation occurred at the annual Women In Green Leadership Breakfast hosted by USGBC TN and TWIG.