Engage Green is our monthly sustainability event series the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month, in partnership with Urban Green Lab, a non-profit organization that provides hands-on educational experiences dedicated to sustainable living. Each month, join us for a unique discussion that highlights the organizations, businesses and government agencies that are setting the trends to make sustainable practices a more affordable and convenient part of your own life. Engage Green events typically consist of a one-hour presentation or demonstration at various locations, often with a hands-on component.
This month's topic is Saving April Showers - Rain Barrel Making!
When: Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00pm
Where: Cumberland River Compact
Cost: FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP for this event below. Also share and like our Facebook Event!
Trip Leader: Carl Hoagey
Difficulty: This is a social, educational event open to all ability levels
Registration Deadline: There is no deadline to register, but please RSVP here!
Group Size: No limit
Parking: Available in Lot R of the Nissan Stadium
Children Policy: This is open to all ages. Participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted at this event
Weather Policy: This event is indoors.
Cancellation Policy: N/A
ABOUT THE EVENT
Did you know just one inch of rain on 1000 square feet of rooftop
produces 600 gallons of usable water?! This month, join Team Green, Urban Green Lab and the Cumberland River Compact
to learn about how to save water and money this spring! We'll cover the
benefits of collecting rain water and will finish the workshop with a
hands-on demonstration of how to make your own rain barrel, giving you
the option to take one home with you for just $40! This workshop is part
of Team Green's Engage Green Sustainability Workshop Series, which will
cover a new sustainability topic each month. Be on the lookout as more
workshops continue to be posted on our calendar in the coming weeks and
During this workshop, we'll listen to a presentation from representatives with the Cumberland River Compact.
Their presentation will include demos on how water pollution can spread
throughout local watersheds, as well as an informational overview on
how rain barrels work and the benefits that they provide for those who
use them. The workshop will conclude with a hands-on demonstration of
how to make and use a rain barrel, and will provide the opportunity for
participants to take home their own rain barrel for $40.
The Cumberland River winds for over 696 miles through Kentucky and Tennessee. The land through which it flows is home to some of the greatest biodiversity in the United States. Its course touches 40 counties in Tennessee and 32 in Kentucky,
with a combined population of more than 2,000,000. Many of the same
water resource problems that plague other regions (need for plentiful
water, streambank erosion, sedimentation, nutrients and pathogens) have a
foothold here. We work throughout the 18,000 square miles of the Cumberland River Basin to address those problems.
The Cumberland River Compact
works to protect the Cumberland River and its tributaries through the
education of local residents about its importance and through advocating
for policies that will benefit the river and surrounding waterways. The
Compact does this through its Adopt A Stream program, which Team Green
participates in, as well as through annual events such as the Dragon
Boat Festival and the Catfish Rodeo.
ABOUT TEAM GREEN'S ENGAGE GREEN SUSTAINABILITY SERIES
Engage Green is an initiative of Lightning 100’s
Team Green Adventures designed to educate the Nashville community about
simple ways to make their lives greener. Engage Green hosts a
knowledgeable speaker every month to cover information on how-to topics
that can be easily transferred into our daily lives in an informal,
casual setting. Each presentation is interactive and allows
for discussion throughout. Topics will vary month-to-month, and will be
designed to cover a range of sustainbility-related topics. Each workshop
is free and includes a one-hour presentation or demonstration with
opportunities for questions/answers and engaging with other
participants. No reservations needed. Open to the public. Locations may
ABOUT URBAN GREEN LAB
Urban Green Lab is Nashville's first hub for sustainable living. The non-profit group offers hands-on educational workshops that focus on sustainable living practices such as urban gardening, home weatherization, energy efficiency and water conservation. This first-of-its-kind-in-Nashville organization is designed to "bridge the gap" between thinking and doing and, in the process, move sustainability from concept to daily reality for an increasing number of citizens.
Urban Green Lab is Team Green Adventure's official Engage Green Workshop Series partner and workshop co-host. They have been insturmental in providing expertise and guidance on a range of sustainability topics, and play a key role in connecting Nashville residents with information on local sustainability issues.
For more information on Urban Green Lab, and to find out how you can get involved, please visit their Facebook page here and their website here.
Please RSVP and share our event!