Archive for August, 2010

Please join senior representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior
(DOI), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for a public listening session and discussions in Nashville, Tennessee on conservation, recreation, and reconnecting people to the outdoors.

The session will be held Friday, August 27, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the auditorium at the Main Branch of the Nashville Public Library.

Listening Session and Discussion Information:


Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Check-in table opens at 9:30 a.m.)


Public Listening Session on President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors


Nashville Public Library (Main Branch), 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219,


Representatives from DOI, USDA and CEQ will be present to hear your thoughts and to participate in a conversation with you about land conservation, recreation, historic preservation and reconnecting Americans to the great outdoors.


This event is free and open to the public. We will make every effort to
accommodate everyone. To help with our planning, we encourage you to
pre-register by Thursday, August 26th. To pre-register, please email Ashley
Baggettser_americas_great_outdoors_nashville@nps.gov. Include with your email your name and organization. We also welcome registration on the day of the listening session beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library (Main Branch).


Call Chris Abbett at (404) 507-5685 with any questions about the listening

In the event you are unable to participate, please submit your comments and
ideas via the America’s Great Outdoors website

Let’s try and have some representation from Green Sleeves.


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Pellissippi State Community College (TN) has opened a new environmentally friendly campus. Green features include bicycle racks, showers for bicycle riders, reserved parking and charging stations for electric vehicles, passive solar design, light sensors, added insulation and recycled materials. The facility was recently awarded the Nashville Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for successful environmental projects and conservation measures.

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NBS is a free service provided to all residents and students in Nashville, 18 and older.   It is a pilot program that brings the first free-public bike rental program to the state of Tennessee.

The goal of NBS is to provide alternative transportation and healthy-recreation opportunities for Nashvillians. There are 2 free-bike rental locations in Nashville: The downtown Music City Star Riverfront Station and the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center. The bicycles we call City Cruisers can help fill the gap for trips too far to walk, and too short for other modes of public transit or automobiles.

The 2 bike stations are directly linked to more than 40 miles of greenways trails and 94 miles of on-road bike lanes and routes.

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Make smoothies the “green” way with no electricity using the Fender Blender.  

This would be great for Sustainability Day in October on college campuses.

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Join Mayor Karl Dean and members of his Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) as they officially launch Nashville’s new free bike share program— Nashville Bike Share—this Friday with an inaugural ride on the “City Cruisers” between Shelby Bottoms Park and the Music City Star Riverfront Station—the two locations for the pilot program.

For the first ride, there will probably be fewer than 10 cruisers available to the general public, but riders are encouraged to bring their own bikes (and helmets!) to participate in the group ride.

Come celebrate this great new resource for exploring our city!

WHO: Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville
Representatives from Metro Parks
Members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

WHAT: Bike Share Program Launch / Inaugural Ride on “City Cruisers”

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 13,
8 a.m. – arrive at Shelby Bottoms Greenway Main Trailhead
8:45 a.m. – expected arrival time at Riverfront Station

WHERE: Event starts at Shelby Bottoms Greenway Main Trailhead
Event concludes at Music City Star Riverfront Station

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Join Jesse Murphy, Daniel Finney, and Ryan Pierce as they bike across the United States for Nashville flood relief!


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