Announcing the first Sustainability Meet-Up of 2010 for Nashville's Sustainability Events Group!
What: Session I of X1: The Conservation Legacy of the Bredesen Administration
When: Tuesday, February 16,[masked]:30 PM
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"Background
: Governor Phil Bredesen, and a core team of four key 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 complete the last decade of a prominent five decade history of Tennessee's environmental movement. Through an objective review of the accomplishments of the Bredesen Administration, apolitical lessons may be derived that could inform the incoming gubenatorial administration, that will be elected in November of 2010. It is also anticipated that these discussions will inform the leaders and efforts of the emerging sustainability movement in Tennessee.
Please join the following panelists and speakers for the first of eleven lectures in this series 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
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Sustainability-Events-Group/calendar/12275170/