Mayors' Energy Challenge Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLT_0R4gKDQ
City of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. have partnered with Pathway Lending, a non-profit commercial lender in Tennessee, as well as the State of Tennessee, MLGW, and TVA to present the Mayors’ Energy Challenge to business owners and residents in Memphis and Shelby...
Next meeting June 25th at West Memphis Civic Center
GCI Partnership, owner of Gattas Plaza shopping center, announced today it has installed a 50 KW Photovoltaic solar system on the roof of Knowledge Tree at 5000 Summer Ave in Memphis.
The South Main Design Challenge is an initiative by the Downtown Memphis Commission to generate creative ideas and conceptual plans for seven vacant or underutilized spaces and buildings in the South Main neighborhood.
The Health Department in conjunction with Cargill Inc. has provided for the retrofitting of Shelby County School buses. So far 70 school buses have been retrofitted with a Closed Crank Case Ventilation System (CCV) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The filters reduce particulate pollution up to 70% and the CCV totally eliminates emissions from inside the bus, thus keeping fumes away from the students. Before summer break, all 100+ buses will be...
The TN Solar Institute (TSI) received the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative grant, a Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation which includes Memphis, Knoxville, Nashville, and Franklin. The purpose is to identify barriers to solar adoption and to reduce costs. The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability will be participating with this grant.
Read more about it here:
Shelby County Government has been awarded a $2.6 million grant that will be used to plan a regional network of greenways, bikeways and other eco-friendly areas in and near Shelby County. The grant was approved this week by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
View the WMCTV news report here:
View our first edition of Sustainability Newsletter.
Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari announced that Memphis was chosen to be a part of the White House pilot project “Strong Cities, Strong Communities”