Develop and offer sustainability educational programs and activities, particularly for children, at local libraries.
*While these activities do not always take place in libraries, there are many non-profits hosting educational activities for children. For example: each year, Shelby Farms offers greenline gardening workshops and other youth activities, Memphis City Beautiful and Clean Memphis do programing in the schools, Wolf River Conservancy offers field trips and service projects, and Bobby Lanier Farm Park offers an array of educational activities for children.
Begin a neighborhood outreach program, led by DPD's Neighborhood Planners, that would emphasize education and collaboration on the planning process with neighborhood associations and community based organizations.
*The Department of Planning was cut in half during the economic recession and this is not feasible at this time.
Organize a bi-annual Mid-South Sustainability Summit that hosts nationally recognized speakers and a forum where information can be exchanged.
*The first annual Memphis-Shelby County Sustainability Summit was held in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, TDEC's Energy Office, and Pathway Lending (a non-profit bank). There were more than 200 attendees present for the two-day conference. Read more here.