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Which Course Will Our Generation Choose?

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By G. Dodd Galbreath, Assistant Professor and Founding Director, Institute for Sustainable Practice All of my life, I have loved reading history. History to me defines critical moments of action in the lives of people and societies. Sometimes, compelling circumstances force decisions that have to be made. In other cases, decisions are based on a vision of the future, a bold plan, a growing threat, or a set of ideals to correct a current injustice,...

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Going Car-less in Nashville

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Going Car-less in Nashville I started an unpaid internship downtown this semester, so I decided in early January that I would learn how to take the bus in order to save on gas. If I wasn’t going to be making money, I wasn’t going to be spending any. And, fun fact: riding the bus in Nashville is FREE with a Lipscomb ID! Also as a sustainability major, I figured I should be aligning my behavior...

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How to survive Greenbuild Conference in 4 Steps!

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by Donta Busch I had the honor of receiving USGBC’s South Central Greenbuild Scholarship. The scholarship covered my travel to Boston, our accommodations at a 4-star hotel, and complete registration with access to both the expo hall and the educational sessions. I was truly honored to be a recipient of this scholarship. As USGBC states on their website “Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of...

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Sustainability in Nashville and Tennessee in 2018

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SUSTAINABILITY IN NASHVILLE AND TENNESSEE IN 2018 (updated 1/4/17) The types of sustainability challenges that we face in Nashville and Tennessee will largely remain the same as we transition from 2017 to 2018. These issues include transportation, water management, renewable energy, waste, food systems, green building, a resilient community, and new state leadership. Fortunately, each of us have the opportunity to contribute to significant progress in 2018. We can do this through our personal and...

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The one that almost got away...

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The one that almost got away….   As a recent graduate of the Institute of Sustainable Practice, the realization that my education in environmental sustainability has only begun hit me at several points during the program.  There's so much to learn - and things are constantly changing and evolving.  I'm excited to keeping learning - and doing!    I almost let one learning opportunity slip away and I'm so glad I didn't.  I wasn't going...

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