Green Tour of Nashville - November 2017

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On an early, chilly Saturday morning young adults, undergrad students, and professionals alike gathered to hear about the Masters programs offered in Lipscomb’s College of Leadership and Public Service. Five of these early-risers, including me, came to hear about the Institute of Sustainable Practice (ISP). After being introduced to the College by the Dean, we gathered with the founding Director of the ISP, Dodd Galbreath. Professor Galbreath told us about the Master of Science in Sustainability, the Dual MBA/MSS degree, and the Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability offered in the program. After conversing and asking our questions, we embarked on a Green Bus Tour of Nashville. Starting on Lipscomb’s very campus we observed the green practices in action, then we worked our way through Green Hills to the Gulch and ended at the scenic Cumberland Park, to name a few areas. Filling out an interactive pamphlet throughout the tour, we observed solar panels, rain gardens, porous pavement, LEED certified buildings, greenways, ground-sourced heating and cooling systems, electric car chargers, and much more. After the tour, participants had the opportunity to enjoy some lunch and sit in for the Sustainable Food Systems grad class, one of six elective courses offered in the program. The enjoyable day made five hours pass quickly and, I believe, left many of us with good input to think more thoughtfully about our futures in sustainability. If you would like more information visit the program site at this link: