Monday, November 4, 2013

Sustainability Events for November

The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability would like you to be aware of upcoming events in November. For a more complete listing of events, click here.

Tree Plantings at Schools – (Nov 7). Hardwood Forest Foundation will be planting trees with school students. **There are a few more spaces to sign your school up for this event.** Contact 901-507-0312 ASAP.

Environmental Justice Conference – (Nov 9). Conference, sponsored by Sierra Club, is at Lindenwood Christian Church & includes topics of: transportation, career paths, air monitoring, urban gardening, and weatherization. Free, but registration required by emailing before Nov 5th.

Author & Filmmaker Willy Bearden speaking - (Nov 12, 5:30pm). Join Wolf River Conservancy at their annual gathering at Ducks Unlimited to hear from celebrated author and filmmaker Willy Bearden. Free.

Greenprint: Fair Housing & Equity Assessment – (Nov 12, 13, 14, 5:30pm). Public meetings in various locations around the area give you a chance to offer input on barriers to fair housing.

Greenprint: Consortium Meeting – (Nov 14, 10-11:30am). Join us at Collierville Town Hall to mark the transition from the visioning stage into subplanning. You will learn about all the subplanning awards, the Fair Housing & Equity Assessment, and the recommendations for the Bus Transit to Workplace Study. Discussion will follow. Public is encouraged to attend.

Open House celebration – (Nov 14, 2pm). Join Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. and other elected officials for an open house at the Wolf River Development in Frayser. This completed project was built to EcoBUILD standards and is equipped with solar panels.

McKellar Lake Clean-up – (Nov 16, 10-12:30). Volunteers needed to assist the Memphis River Warriors as they reach their goal of picking up 50,000 pounds of trash from McKellar Lake. Celebrate National Recycling Day with them. Boats provided. Contact Colton Cockrum for more info.

Lunch & Learn: Landscape Discussion about the Wolf River Boulevard Connector - (Nov 21, noon, $5). Join Germantown’s landscape architect, Andrew Pouncey, as he goes in-depth on the recently completed Blvd that is the world’s first Audubon Silver Certified roadway. Meeting held at the Botanic Garden. Please RSVP with, $5 covers lunch.

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