Session I of XI: The Conservation Legacy of the Bredesen Administration

  • February 16, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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Announcing the first Sustainability Meet-Up of 2010 for Nashville's Sustainability Events Group! What: Session I of X1: The
Land and Parks Legacy of the Bredesen Administration When: Tuesday, February 16,[masked]:30 PM - Reception at 5:30 Where: Lipscomb University One University Park Drive SWANG CENTER - LECTURE RM 102 Nashville, TN 37204 Host's Cell Phone: [masked] This event will initiate an 11 month lecture series from February to December, 2010 entitled:
"The Conservation Legacy of the Bredesen Administration" The first lecture in this series will focus on
land and parks. Please join the following panelists and speakers for the first of eleven lectures on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.
- Jim Fyke, Commissioner of the TN Department of Environment and Conservation (appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen) - Jeanie Nelson, Executive Director of the Land Trust for Tennessee - John Noel, Environmentalist, Activist, Businessman, and a Long-time Advocate for Tennessee's Environment
5:30 PM Reception - The Lobby of Swang Center on the campus of Lipscomb University 6:30 PM Presentation - Lecture RM 102, Swang Center
Proposed Outcomes: During each lecture, note takers will record lessons offered by each presentor and from audience participation. Near the end of the lecture series, a special summary of lecture observations will be documented in a summary report tentatively entitled: "A Green Paper: Lessons Learned for Conservation and Prosperity in Tennessee".
Background: Governor Phil Bredesen, a core team of state agency Commissioner's and other executives, have established a significant legacy of accomplishments spanning two, four-year elected terms. The administration has secured vast acreages of newly protected natural landscapes; recruited more than $2 billion of investments by clean energy technology industries in Tennessee; advanced sustainable tourism in the state and the region; charted new directions in transportation agency management; and received a "Best In the Nation" award for Tennessee's glorious state parks (among other successes). These activities merit attention and scholarly discussion. The Bredesen Administration's conservation legacy will bring to a close the last decade of a prominent five decade history of Tennessee's conservation and environmental movement. Through an objective review of the accomplishments of the Bredesen Administration and related events and experiences, apolitical lessons may be derived that could inform the incoming gubenatorial administration and Tennessee General Assembly in 2011. It is also anticipated that these discussions will inform the leaders and efforts of the emerging sustainability movement in Tennessee. Learn more here:[url=]Directions to Campus & Site Map[/url]

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  • Evelyn Estelle B.

    I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the conservation efforts of the Bredesen Administration. Ecosystem preservation is a strong interest of mine.

    February 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great opportunity to hear the personal story from three of Tennessee's environmental champions and learn how the governor influenced their success. This information will be helpful to future administrations.

    February 17, 2010

  • Gabriele La V.

    I appreciated the information, the knowledge of the presenters and the interactive format. Am planning on coming back....Thanks to the organizers and speakers!

    February 16, 2010

  • Joanie F.

    I was so impressed with the thoughtful answers delivered by the panelists and the receptivity of the audience. As a recent (5 years ago) transplant from CA, it gave me great hope for the future and an understanding of why my family was so attracted to Nashville as a livable community that was doing so much right. Not knowing the history of so much that was discussed tonight, I came away marvelling at the intelligence, dedication, collaboration and professionalism of the entire evening. Great job and can't wait for the rest of the series.
    I also enjoyed getting to meet a few other MeetUp members during the reception.

    February 16, 2010

  • Mark S.

    Do you have a schedule for the next ten?

    February 16, 2010

  • Robert D. T.

    It was informative, interactive, and inspiring.

    February 16, 2010

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