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December 2021

SiTC Episode 23: Sustainable Holidays

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

The holiday season is upon us so let’s wrap our gifts in a funky newspaper spread, tuck our trinkets into a beautiful scarf, send a handmade card, or maybe bake a loved one’s favorite cake! There are so many ways to make the holidays a bit more sustainable while still spreading joy and good cheer. Join Jenn and Christina as we wrap up a wonderful year of Sustainable in the City and leave you with a few ideas to try…

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SiTC Episode 22: Sustainable Land Management

December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Imagine Nashville with fewer lawn mowers and a whole lot more...sheep? You read that right! Happily munching sheep over motorized machines just may be the sound of the future if Nashville Chew Crew has anything to say about it. Join us as we learn about this adorable, and sustainable, method of removing vegetation right here in our city. Special Guest Speaker: Zach Richarson, Owner, Nashville Chew Crew This event is free and open to the public. Registration required to view live. _____________________________________________…

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November 2021

SiTC Episode 21: Nashville’s Traffic Calming Program

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Safer roads are just a few tweaks away with the concept of traffic calming. Adding a speed bump here, a round-about there, and reducing speed from 30 mph to 20 mph can have outsize effects on improving the safety of a roadway. Join us as we learn more about Nashville’s efforts to improve neighborhood quality of life and make safer streets for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Special Guest Speakers: Derek Hagerty, Engineer Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure…

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The Story of Plastic Screening & Community Panel

November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Virtual
Free

THE STORY OF PLASTIC reveals the truth behind plastic pollution and plastic recycling. The documentary presents a timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis, and covers everything from the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back. We've partnered with Zero Waste Nashville to host a free film screening and community panel, featuring local experts on waste, environmental justice, and plastic pollution. Register to receive an exclusive link to stream…

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SiTC Episode 20: Reclaiming Water & Biosolids for Beneficial Reuse

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Virtual
Free

Wastewater is one topic you may generally ignore until one day you find yourself standing in your bathroom or kitchen wondering, 'What happens to that water after it goes down the drain? How exactly does one clean water? What happens to it once it is treated? And where do microbes come into play?' In this episode, join Metro Water Services to uncover the answers and learn how this surprisingly complex and vital part of city infrastructure manages what you flush,…

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October 2021

SiTC Episode 19: Tennessee’s Zero Waste Day

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

An average Nashvillian throws away a whopping 6.56 pounds of trash per day, nearly 2 pounds more than the national average! Though we want our city to lead in many things, waste creation shouldn’t be one of them. Join us on Tennessee’s 2nd annual Zero Waste Day as we speak with the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) about the importance of reducing our waste, reusing what we already have, and rethinking what we consider waste in the first place.…

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Livestream: “Waste-Not” Cooking Demonstration

October 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

Each year, up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten while over ten percent of Americans are food insecure. Locally, organics are the largest source of landfill content in Nashville. When it comes to cooking, a little creativity can prevent a lot of waste—thereby saving money, mitigating hunger, and protecting the environment. On October 15, the James Beard Foundation and the Nashville Food Waste Initiative will host a “waste-not” cooking demonstration in partnership with Mayor Cooper’s…

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SiTC Episode 18: Walk Bike Nashville

October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

Walking and biking provides great exercise and a green way to get around, but not all of Nashville’s streets meet the needs of our growing multimodal community. With close to 300 pedestrian injuries or deaths in 2020, safety along with equity are top priorities for improving Nashville’s infrastructure. Walk Bike Nashville will take us on a journey to learn more about how to safely navigate our city by people-power, how healthy streets is an equity issue, and ways to push…

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September 2021

Food Waste 101

September 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

40% of all food is wasted in the United States, which represents an annual estimated cost of $218 billion. That is on average 400 pounds of food per person every year! In this session, we’ll explore the overall issue of food waste, what the Nashville Food Waste Initiative is doing about it, how food can be recovered to feed our own community in need, and how Nashvillians can reduce food waste across all levels of the food waste pyramid. Special…

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Composting 101: Reducing Food Waste and Creating Healthy Soils

September 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free

Approximately 32% of the waste that Nashville residents create each year is food and yard waste that could be composted. Composting is nature's way of recycling food and yard waste. It is a process that naturally occurs when anything that was once alive is returned to the soil through decomposition. Tune in and learn more about this process from our local experts. Special Guest Speakers: Clay Ezell, Co-Owner, Service and Business Development, The Compost Company, LLC Micah Puncochar, Co-Founder/Commercial Sales,…

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