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Youth for Appalachian Climate Justice

| Biodiversity, Community, Issues

  Subscribe to River Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google. Summary Climate change is one of the most pressing problems faced by today’s global community. Across the United States, we see constant reminders that climate change is here: record heat in the Pacific Northwest, wildlife smoke that hazes the air in Tennessee, or 100-year […]

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Moving Beyond Plastic

| At Home, Issues

If you’re reading this, you probably already do your best to eliminate the pesky plastics in your life. We all want to live in a cleaner, healthier world free of the burden of unmanaged, single-use plastics. And you probably know that the challenge is a difficult one! So let’s just set the tone of this […]

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Farm Highlight: Stoney Creek Farm

| River Friendly Farms

Leigh and Olin Funderburk’s 15-acre farm in Williamson County has a creek with a stone bed that winds almost through the entire farm and lends its identity to the name of their property: Stoney Creek Farm. In the spring they have about a quarter acre of yellow daffodils (otherwise known as buttercups) growing all around the creek.  In the summer the […]

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TENNGREEN LAND CONSERVANCY GIFTS HILL’S ISLAND TO CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT

| Community, Cumberland Explorer, Education, History

 As Nashville continues to grow, properties along the banks of the Cumberland River have become coveted parcels of land for developers. There are plans to dramatically change several areas of the riverfront in the coming years. But one section will remain untouched and under the continued stewardship of a conservation group. TennGreen Land Conservancy […]

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Healing the Creek that Runs Through the Heart of Nashville

| Innovations & Solutions, Uncategorized

This post was also published on the North American Association of Environmental Education’s blog to celebrate World Environment Day 2021. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore”, and will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).  The Cumberland River basin sits within the third most biodiverse freshwater ecosystem in the […]

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Nashville SC x Cumberland River Compact | Our Water. Our Future.

| Community

For the first time in its Major League Soccer history, Nashville SC will participate in the league’s annual MLS WORKS Greener Goals initiative by wearing adidas PRIMEBLUE Jerseys made with Parley Ocean Plastic for its match on Saturday, May 29 at Atlanta United FC.    The club also unveiled several other exclusive items to support the initiative, including a PRIMEBLUE Jacket made with Parley Ocean Plastic, […]

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