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Up-Cycled Art with SmART – February 1
Get ready for Valentine’s Day by creating fun, quirky Valentine’s art at SmART! February’s Engage Green event, organized by Urban Green Lab and Lightening 100’s Team Green Adventures, is all about giving new life to old materials and making them pretty again. Share the up-cycle love! 100% of SmART’s proceeds go towards programs to promote the health, happiness, and safety of adults living with intellectual disabilities in our community. Read more here.
Waste Not, Want Not Lunch Discussion – February 1
The “Waste Not, Want Not” event, a citywide effort to feed hungry people with food that otherwise would be wasted, will be explained Feb. 1 at the downtown Nashville Public Library. The event is part of Vanderbilt University’s Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series. A limited number of box lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11:30 a.m. The program will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. Read more here.
Provisions: Popularizing Hydroponics as Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean – February 3
Join the Center for Latin American Studies and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health in welcoming Kevin Meehan, Professor of English and Director of the Haitian Studies Project, of the University of Central Florida. The talk, sponsored by the EOS Environmental Project and the Department of Anthropology, will profile the Provisions Project, a multi-year collaboration on hydroponic farming conducted by faculty and students at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College and the University of Central Florida. The talk will be held in Buttrick Hall room 123 from 12:00-1:00pm. Read more here.
Tennessee Women in Green – February 3
Join Tennessee Women in Green at the Bridge Building for a talk given by Laurel Creech, Founder of TWIG and Assistant Director of sustainability at the Metro Nashville Department of General Services. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 am, and you can read more here.
Rain Garden Workshop – February 4
Join the Tennessee Environmental Council in a FREE Rain Garden Workshop! Learn about how to build and maintain a rain garden, as well as their importance to the health and stability of our local waterways! No special skills required, bring boots, gloves, and dress for the weather. This rain garden is part of the important work being done on the Lytle Creek restoration project. The event will be on Saturday, February 4th from 10am to 12pm at the Town Creek Greenway entrance near Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro. Read more here.
Nutritious & Delicious: All About Paleo – February 15
In this workshop with Team Green Adventures you’ll learn about the benefits of eating paleo and why the paleo approach is less about eating like a caveman and more about getting back to nature. Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Amber Robertson with Bliss Holistic for an interactive discussion and cooking demo that will teach you the basics of eating Paleo. The event will be on Wednesday, February 15th from 6-7pm at the Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Read more here.
Conservation Education Day – February 15
Conservation Education Day is an opportunity for environmental groups and individuals concerned about a broad range of issues – including clean air, water, land and energy- to come together at Legislative Plaza in Nashville. Meet your legislators and share your views on improving the environment. The group will meet from 9am-3pm at the Nashville Legislative Plaza. Read more here.
Commons Unplugged: Green Activity – February 18
Kick off Commons Unplugged, a weeklong sustainability and natural resource conservation event, on Saturday, February 18! Students will be organizing a sustainability-themed event on February 18th, so save the date and stay tuned for more details! Read more here.
Climate, Science, and Policy Talk – February 21
Join the Lipscomb University Institute for Sustainable Practice’s founding director, Dodd Galbreath, for a discussion on Climate, Science and Policy on February 21st at 6:00pm at the Nashville Science Club. Read more here.
Commons Unplugged: Green Forum – February 22
Save the date for the 2017 Commons Unplugged Green Forum! Commons Unplugged is a weeklong sustainability and natural resource conservation event, and the Green Forum feature a lecture from Associate Dean Dan Morgan! Dr. Morgan will discuss climate change and sea level rise in his talk “The past, present, and future of the Antarctic Ice Sheets.” Read more here.
Commons Unplugged: Green Fair – February 23
Promote your organization at the Commons Unplugged Green Fair! The Green Fair will provide an opportunity to promote the sustainable activities, business practices, and achievements of various student groups, departments or organizations to the Vanderbilt community. Tabling display space will be provided to participants at no charge. If you or your group is interested in tabling at the Green Fair to be held Thursday, February 23 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
100K Tree Day – February 25
Participate in the largest community tree-planting event in Tennessee history! Tennessee Environmental Council provides bare-root tree seedlings at no cost to participants (donations are encouraged) who agree to pick them up on Friday, February 24 and plant them on Saturday February 25, 2017. View a number of local pick up locations here, and read more about the event here.