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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:50 AM

Sustainable Tennessee Policy and Practice Forum---January 16

"The Tennessee Environmental Council 's first Policy and Practice Forum of 2019 will offer expert insights and time for collaborative work. We will be building upon the work that took place during our August 2018 meeting so, come prepared to move the ball. Even if you did not attend the August Forum, if you are interested in shaping a more environmentally sustainable future for Tennessee, you are invited!"...More)



"Sustainable Tennessee aims to keep Tennessee at the forefront of environmental and economic sustainability.

We meet once a year in August with local sustainability leaders during “Policy and Practice” — a workshop setting in which we identify best policies and practices to advance sustainability in seven categories: Energy, Air, Land, Water, Solid Waste, Public Health and Food Systems. The result of this meeting is a document called “The Agenda and Priorities for a Sustainable Tennessee” that includes the key recommendations from each topic working group. This is published on our website, shared via social media, and available as a hard-copy for elected officials and other stakeholders in Tennessee.​


Program Goal
To develop, prioritize and implement a statewide Sustainability Agenda with the input of a broad coalition including citizens, conservation groups, environmental policy experts, elected officials, and representatives of private businesses, industry, and educational institutions. The Council's current priorities are increasing recycling and composting in Tennessee communities. Business and personal practices that enhance sustainability in TN are emphasized and promoted through the Sustainable Tennessee Program. "....(more)

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