Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free, family friendly event that will help the community take another step toward Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast. The event will feature exhibits and activities aimed at educating Nashvillians about protecting our environment. With nearly a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, the event will offer fun and exciting hands-on activities for all ages.
Saturday, April 20 11a.m.-7p.m.
Centennial Park in Nashville
Event highlights include live music from Bill Swayze, Elizabeth Cook, and Bill Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue; Yazoo Beer Garden; Free bike valet; Recycling and disposal drop-off opportunities; Green marketplace; Childrens activities; and Seminars and workshops. More info available at http://www.nashvilleearthday.org.
ETSU Earth Month:
Kilowatt Ours movie showing & Renewable Energy Panel Discussion on April 15
Monday, April 15 7:00-8:30 p.m.
East Tennessee State University Main Campus
D.P. Culp University Center – Forum Room on 3rd floor
This documentary explains where our electricity comes from, why it is important to decrease energy use, and practical steps individuals can take to reduce energy consumption. A panel discussion will follow the film. It is free and open to the public. Details on this event and other ETSU Earth month events is available here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/earthMonth.aspx
ETSU Earth Day Festival April 22
Environmental groups from the campus community as well as local businesses will come together on Earth Day to share their knowledge and experiences regarding environmental/sustainability issues in the area. The Earth Day celebration will include a variety of fun activities and music!
Monday, April 22 10am-2pm
East Tennessee State University Main Campu
Borchuck Plaza (Rain location: Cave Patio)
Johnson City, TN
More info on ETSU Earth Day events is available here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/earthMonth.aspx
TN Solar Summit April 10-11
In downtown Chattanooga, DOE’s Sunshot Initiative hosts the TN Solar Summit, a retrospective and future look into the status of solar power in Tennessee. Meet solar stakeholders from across the region and form new partnerships to keep the momentum going. Be a part of moving Tennessee’s solar industry forward!