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Sustainable Tennessee Policy & Practice Forum 2023

Inform, Inspire, Connect & Mobilize for a Better Environment!

Tennessee Environmental Council's annual Policy and Practice Forum offers an amazing opportunity to meet and collaborate with Tennessee's leaders in sustainability and environmental justice. This year's in-person event includes informative and inspiring presentations about the current state of the environment and the policy and practice solutions that we can all be a part of. Each topic presentation will include interactive discussions about collaborative opportunities to work toward thriving habitats, a circular economy, and climate balance in Tennessee.



We are excited to introduce you to these uplifting and empowering speakers who have devoted their lives to people and planet.  Be prepared to participate in this growing movement to improve our environment for everyone.

When: Friday, Nov. 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (coffee and bagels at 8:30 a.m. | program begins promptly at 9)

Where: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 3421 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Who: guest speakers include:

  • Ashley Brailsford (Keynote speaker change), PhD, Founder of Unearthing Joy 
  • Lindsay Hanna, Director of Government Relations and Climate Policy with The Nature Conservancy
  • Scott Banbury, Conservation Director, Tennessee Chapter of Sierra Club
  • Dan Firth, Chair of Solid Waste and Mining Committee, Tennessee Chapter of Sierra Club
  • JoAnn McIntosh, Climate Reality Project
  • Tara Pedraza, TDEC and the Tennessee Volunteer Emissions Reduction Strategy (TVERS)

Suggested Donations:

$10 (includes coffee & bagels, bring your own lunch)

$25 (includes coffee, bagels & catered lunch from Mitchell's Deli)

$50 (includes all of the above + a contribution to our scholarship fund)

Note: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with financial hardship. To request free admission and lunch, please email [email protected].









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