Protecting Tennessee's Natural Resources

TennGreen Land Conservancy

Date:   Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time



  • Alice Hudson Pell, TennGreen’s Executive Director
  • Christie Henderson, TennGreen’s Deputy Director


For twenty-five years, TennGreen Land Conservancy has been a champion for protecting Tennessee’s rich landscapes so that people and nature can thrive. The webinar will cover the benefits of land conservation, conservation strategies, and ways that industry leaders can engage in conservation through partnerships and collaboration.

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Mark Your Calendars - 2023 Webinar Topics and Dates:

  • July 12, 2023 - TVA Energy Right for Business & Industry
  • October 11, 2023 - Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council's Energy Network

New Members to Join the Partnership

Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc. produces Special bar quality steel using an electric arc furnace. Nucor Steel Memphis is committed to be the safest, highest quality, lowest cost, most productive and profitable bar mill in the world

Koppers Performance Chemicals in Memphis produces several families of chemicals used in wood preservation. Proprietary chemicals produced by Koppers include MicroPro, MicroShades, Copper MEA carbonate and Naturewood family of products.

In April 2022 over 2,250 Tennesseans from Memphis to Knoxville planted over 10,000 trees in their yard and in their community. These trees are already working to improve our air, water, and land, and they are making Tennessee more beautiful

The trees offered at the event were bare-root seedlings. Green Interchange offered a variety of native trees with a small per/tree donation. Participants picked up their trees from one of 21 pickup sites, each run by a team of volunteers who committed their time, talent, and passion to help participants.

This is the second year of the program and to date Green Interchange has helped over 4,000 people plant more than 17,500 trees in their yards.

If you wanted to give trees away to your employees on or about Earth Day, please contact John McFadden at (615) 330-5364 or at [email protected].

TGSP Members Only

Open Discussions

Upcoming April 10, 2023 @1:00 P.M. CST

TDEC's Office of Sustainable Practices continue to host open discussions quarterly throughout the year. Over 20 TGSP members participated on our most recent call, with discussion ranging from difficult to manage materials and waste to potential solutions to problems at facilities. Members were able to share successes and vendor information to aid other members.


During this open discussion members will have the opportunity to talk to other industry members about pollution prevention strategies, recycling, resource reuse, vendors, and any other items relating to facility environment, health, sustainability, or operations. Members will receive a reoccurring quarterly calendar appointment.


Join us if you can and meet other TGSP members. You never know if a solution to an issue you are having is discussed.


If you need the calendar appointment re-sent, please reach out to us at [email protected].

January 2023

Anniversary Edition

March 2023

Member Highlight

Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc.

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Net Zero Energy Use & Energy Resilience

By: Electrical Safety Foundation International

Net zero buildings produce the same amount of energy as they use.

Energy Independence

  • Solar panels can create energy and store them in energy storage systems for later use
  • When solar panels are paired with energy storage systems, you can become independent of the energy grid
  • Energy storage systems provide power during power outages


Become Energy Efficient

  • Install solar panels for renewable energy sources
  • Solar water heaters and efficient water management systems can help reduce energy cost
  • Smart devices monitor energy use and reduce energy waste
  • High-performance windows, doors, insulation, and air sealing provide better weatherization, ventilation, comfort, and energy efficiency
  • Cut energy use with energy-efficient LED lighting and energy star appliances


Energy Resilience 

  • Proper yearly maintenance ensures HVAC systems operate safely and efficiently
  • Surge protective devices help protect large appliances and systems against voltage surges that may occur during power shut-offs and restarts
  • Solar panels paired with energy storage systems will automatically provide power to essential devices in your home or business during power outages


Net zero energy use, energy efficiency, and energy resiliency help reduce your environmental impact, reduce carbon emissions, and provide domestically produced energy.


Saturday, March 18, 2023

Longer days, warmer weather and the emerging spring wildflowers are sure signs that spring is here. Join us on Saturday, March 18th to welcome the new season. Tennessee State Parks annual Spring Hike is a great opportunity to shed the winter blahs, make new friends, and explore the natural side. Whether you are looking for a short nature trail or an adventurous, all-day endeavor through a park's most remote stretches, you'll find what you're looking for at a Tennessee State Park. 

All hikes will be guided by park staff who can speak to the natural, cultural, and historical treasures that Tennessee State Parks has to offer. From the cypress swamps of the Mississippi River in West Tennessee to the rugged ridge tops and waterfalls in the middle of the state to the majestic mountains in the East, every park showcases a unique piece of Tennessee’s outdoor beauty. Happy Spring, from Tennessee State Parks! 

Please remember, schedules and events may change - contact the park or hike leader for more information or to confirm events. For a full list follow the link Spring Hikes — Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Office of Sustainable Practices

(615) 253-8780

[email protected]

Tennessee Green Star Partnership

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