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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.

Children Nature Network: Virtual Leadership Summit

September 21-23,

29-30, 2020

We also know that longstanding systems of injustice have impacted the design and distribution of green spaces, and call for new policies informed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other People of Color. Now is the time to strengthen our efforts to advance racial equity in access to nature.

This is why we gather—as leaders, educators, activists, practitioners and parents—to turn the trend of an indoor childhood back out to the benefits of nature, and to increase safe and equitable access to the natural world.

View conference here. 

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


September 15-16, 2020

The world’s largest annual net zero building conference — presented virtually!

Free registration option: https://netzeroconference.com/


October 6-8, 2020

This online-only event will unite the social good community for three days of thought leadership and best practices, technology trends and innovations, and peer networking.

FREE to register: https://www.bbconference.com/

Sustainatopia Virtual Conference

June 30 - July 1

August 5-6

September 9-10


A focus on accelerating business development + investment acquisition within social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact.

For-Profit/Individual: $199

Non-Profit: $159



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.

AASHE: Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

October 20-22, 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education is the largest stage to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.


South Cumberland Tennessee Naturalist Program

Multiple dates starting September 12, 2020

The cost for the classes is $250 per person for current members of the Friends of South Cumberland State Park.  If you are not a current member, the fee is $275 per person, which includes a one-year individual membership in the Friends of South Cumberland.

Along with the classes, all taught by individuals highly knowledgeable in their fields (many of them University of the South faculty and/or Park Rangers), you will receive a field notebook, hand lens, and jump drive containing class materials.


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. 

TN Bike Walk Summit

September 24-25, 2020

In-person event

Through a series of keynote presentations, breakout  sessions, and mobile workshops, the Summit is a valuable educational and networking experience.​ ​In 2018, Bike Walk Tennessee changed the focus of the Summit to also include walking, changing the name to the  Tennessee Bike Walk Summit ​and will continue to focus on walking AND biking at our annual Summit; this  grows from a commitment to building streets that are safe and inviting for all people. We believe that our communities are stronger and more economically vibrant when people walk and bike, and we are proud to build on the success of past Summits, as we support a bright future for our great state!


Waste Expo

September 14-17, 2020

We're taking the experience of WasteExpo⁠— the largest waste and recycling event in North America⁠— and delivering it right to you online.

You don't want to miss this. It's WasteExpo Reimagined.



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.

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