Help set TN Sustainability Policy

A statewide sustainability plan is being drafted, and you can participate. The goal is a plan that promotes economic development, equitable prosperity and responsible environmental stewardship.

On Sept. 19 & 20, the West TN forum will be held at the Fogelman Center at the University of Memphis. The program includes presentations and interactive seminars and culminates with participants ranking the 10 most pressing regional priorities.

At the Friday session, Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism, will lead a seminar that involves participants evaluating 5 regional real estate development projects selected by the Memphis Regional Design Center that represent small urban development, large-scale urban development, urban redevelopment, greenfield development and rural development. The projects will be evaluated according to LEED-ND standards.

The Saturday morning session will include a series of speakers presenting examples of sustainability plans from national, state, regional and county perspectives. Saturday afternoon will feature breakout sessions on the 4 Sustainable Tennessee topics, and participants will vote to rank the 10 most pressing regional priorities.

Outcomes from this Forum and those held in East and Middle Tennessee will contribute to a state-wide sustainability plan.

For more information and to register to participate in the forum, click here.